Rabindranath Tagore and the festival of Raksha-bandhan…
The partition of Bengal in 1905 shook the Bengali poet Rabindra Nath Tagore so bad that he composed a poem titled ‘Rakhi' and marched through Calcutta spreading the message of unity. Through this poem he put forth his opinion that the festival of Raksha-Bandhan is not only for brothers and sisters but it’s a celebration of brotherhood among every living being.
With the festival just around the bend, shop for a collection of handcrafted silver-plated Rakhis here.
(Raksha Bandhan is a Hindu festival that celebrates the love and duty between brothers and sisters. This day sees sisters tying a holy thread around the wrist of their brothers. This thread, which stands as a ‘bond of protection’, is called Rakhi, and the custom has its roots in Indian mythology.)