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Forwarding of LPC-Cum-Data Sheet in respect of JCO/ORs for Service/ Invalided out cases.
Indian Military Veterans O/o THE PR. CONTROLLER OF DEFENCE ACCOUNTS (PENSIONS) DRAUPADI GHAT, ALLAHABAD – 211014 Circular No. 564 Dated : 02.08.2016 To, The OI/C PAO (ORs)/ROs ********* Subject: Forwarding of LPC-Cum-Data Sheet in respect of JCO/ORs for S...
Forwarding of LPC-Cum-Data Sheet in respect of JCO/ORs for Service/ Invalided out cases.
Indian Military Veterans O/o THE PR. CONTROLLER OF DEFENCE ACCOUNTS (PENSIONS) DRAUPADI GHAT, ALLAHABAD – 211014 Circular No. 564 Dated : 02.08.2016 To, The OI/C PAO (ORs)/ROs *********** Subject: Forwarding of LPC-Cum...
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"Sita and Draupadi are the two great heroines of India and they are as different from each other as the Ramayana is from the Mahabharata. A comparison of these two legendary female characters reveals to us much about human personality as it does about human society." - Devdutt Pattanaik
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Sita versus Draupadi
A comparison of these two legendary female characters reveals to us much about human personality as it does about human society.
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https://plus.google.com/108450710295163138374 Pradipta Panda : RAKHI, the bond of love Immortal Yamuna waits for her mighty brother Yama this day once a year, To get...
RAKHI, the bond of love
Immortal Yamuna waits for her mighty brother Yama this day once a year, To get together and tie on his hand a Rakhi, the sacred colorful woven fiber. Maa Laxmi made Bali a brother to free Vishnu from being captivated in His own boon forever, Draupadi tied a...
RAKHI, the bond of love

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https://plus.google.com/109100250614047257702 Dhepika Sudhaker : Happy raksha bandhan on behalf of Draupadi...
Happy raksha bandhan on behalf of Draupadi...
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https://plus.google.com/101612303307549404894 Sourav Banerjee : While many of the writers in their books have said that they both had feelings for each other, the truth...
While many of the writers in their books have said that they both had feelings for each other, the truth is, each considered the other “sakha” and “sakhi”. So, the love they had was nothing more than the love for friends. Actually it was more like a devotee and God relationship since Draupadi was truly devoted to Krishna.

Once, when Krishna had hurt his finger while beheading Shishupal, Draupadi was seen immediately rushing towards him. She at once tore off her sari and bandaged Krishna’s finger. Krishna for this loving act had vowed to help Draupadi. For every thread which she had used to cover his wound, Lord Krishna promised to repay the cost of each thread.

He had promised to help Draupadi by saying, “whenever you need me I’ll always be there.” Many of the people believe, the concept of Raksha Bandhan came from Draupadi and Krishna.

Krishna not only helped Draupadi in her cheer haran but also at the time when Durvasa rishi had come at the Pandavas place during their exile. Although, Draupadi’s five husbaNd may or may not have helped her, Krishna was always with her, helping her to overcome almost all the difficulties…
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https://plus.google.com/112482491240646029637 nishant singh : The scriptures, epics of Hinduism is peppered with stories of Rakhi and Raksha Bandhan. Some of these...
The scriptures, epics of Hinduism is peppered with stories of Rakhi and Raksha Bandhan. Some of these include:
Indra Dev
According to Hindu scripture Bhavishya Purana, in the war between Gods and demons, Indra - the deity of sky, rains and thunderbolts - was disgraced by the powerful demon King Bali. Indra’s wife Sachi consulted Vishnu, who gave her a bracelet made of cotton thread, calling it holy. Sachi tied the holy thread around Indra wrist, blessed with her prayers for his well being and success. Indra successfully defeated the evil and recovered Amaravati. This story inspired the protective power of holy thread.[17][23][29] The story also suggests that the Raksha Bandhan thread in ancient India were amulets, used by women as prayers and to guard men going to war, and that these threads were not limited to sister-brother like relationships.[14]
King Bali and Goddess Laxmi
According to this legend, credited to Hindu scriptures Bhagavata Purana and Vishnu Purana, after Vishnu won the three worlds from the demon King Bali, he was asked by Bali that Vishnu live in his palace, a request Vishnu granted. Vishnu's wife, Goddess Lakshmi did not like the palace or his new found friendship with Bali, and preferred that her husband and she return to Vaikuntha. So she went to Bali, tied a Rakhi and made him a brother. Bali asked her what gift she desired. Lakshmi asked that Vishnu be freed from the request that he live in Bali's palace. Bali consented, as well accepted her as his sister.[30]
Santoshi Maa
Ganesh had two sons, Shubh and Labh. On Raksha Bandhan, Ganesh's sister visited and tied a Rakhi on Ganesh's wrist. The two boys become frustrated that they have no sister to celebrate Raksha Bandhan with. They ask their father Ganesh for a sister, but to no avail. Finally, saint Narada appears who persuades Ganesh that a daughter will enrich him as well as his sons. Ganesh agreed, and created a daughter named Santoshi Maa by divine flames that emerged from Ganesh's wives, Ruddhi (Amazing) and Siddhi (Perfection). Thereafter, Shubh Labh (literally "Holy Profit") had a sister named Santoshi Maa (literally "Goddess of Satisfaction"), who loved and protected each other.[31]
Krishna and Draupadi
Krishna considered Draupadi his friend. When Krishna cut his finger while beheading Shishupal, Draupadi immediately tore off a piece of her sari and bandaged his cut. Krishna said that with this loving act, she wrapped him in debt and he would repay each “thread” when the time arrives. Indeed, whenever Draupadi needed Krishna’s protection she fervently prayed for his help, he came to the rescue and gave her unlimited cloth. This is one of the stories of the origin of the Raksha Bandhan festival.[citation needed]
In the epic Mahabharat, Draupadi tied a Rakhi to Krishna, while Kunti tied her Rakhi to her grandson Abhimanyu, before the great war.[29]
Yama and the Yamuna
According to another legend, Yama, the god of Death had not visited his sister Yamuna for 12 years. Yamuna, the goddess of Yamuna river, was sad and consulted Ganga, the goddess of Ganga river. Ganga reminded Yama of his sister, upon which Yama visits her. Yamuna was overjoyed to see her brother, and prepared a bounty of food for Yama. The god Yama was delighted, and asked Yamuna what she wanted for gift. She wished that he, her brother should return and see her again soon. Yama was moved by his sister's love, agreed and to be able to see her again, made river Yamuna immortal. This legend is the basis for a Raksha Bandhan-like festival called Bhai Duj in some parts of India, which also celebrates brother-sister love, but near Diwali.[32][33]
Rakhi and its colour significance
Rakhi threads on sale in India.
Each colour has a significance in this festival. Tagore used white, so white signifies friendship. Indrani used red for her husband Indra, so red signifies Love and loyalty. The last Orange and Yellow is most popular in India used by Laxmi and Yamuna for their brothers Bali and Yama so this colour is used for brothers.
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https://plus.google.com/100709606936170511287 Mohit Kushwah : "Lord Krishna and Draupadii: In order to protect the good people, Lord Krishna killed the evil King ...
"Lord Krishna and Draupadii:
In order to protect the good people, Lord Krishna killed the evil King Shishupal. Krishna was hurt during the war and left with bleeding finger. Seeing this, Draupadii had torn a strip of cloth from her sari and tied around his wrist to stop the bleeding. Lord Krishna, realizing her affections and concern about him, declared himself bounded by her sisterly love. He promised her to repay this debt whenever she need in future. Many years later, when the pandavas lost Draupadi in the game of dice and Kauravas were removing her saari, Krishna helped her divinely elongating the saari so that they could not remove it."
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Once, when Krishna had hurt his finger while beheading Shishupal, Draupadi at once tore off her sari and bandaged Krishna’s finger. Krishna for this loving act had vowed to help Draupadi. Lord Krishna promised to repay the cost of each thread.
He had promised to help Draupadi by saying, “whenever you need me I’ll always be there.” Many of the people believe, the concept of Raksha Bandhan came from Draupadi and Krishna.

Krishna not only helped Draupadi in her cheer haran but also at the time when Durvasa rishi had come at the Pandavas place during their exile. Although, Draupadi’s five husbaNd may or may not have helped her, Krishna was always with her, helping her to overcome almost all the difficulties…
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Once, when Krishna had hurt his finger while beheading Shishupal, Draupadi at once tore off her sari and bandaged Krishna’s finger. Krishna for this loving act had vowed to help Draupadi. Lord Krishna promised to repay the cost of each thread.
He had promised to help Draupadi by saying, “whenever you need me I’ll always be there.” Many of the people believe, the concept of Raksha Bandhan came from Draupadi and Krishna.

Krishna not only helped Draupadi in her cheer haran but also at the time when Durvasa rishi had come at the Pandavas place during their exile. Although, Draupadi’s five husbaNd may or may not have helped her, Krishna was always with her, helping her to overcome almost all the difficulties…
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Raksha Bandhan And Shravana Purnima

India is a country flooded with spirituality, culture, heritage, traditions, myths, emotions, and faiths. These festivals and events have become navigators of the great Hindu culture and traditions. One such tradition which is celebrated as a festival is Raksha Bandhan popularly called as Rakhi.  This is the festival of brother and sister. This festival is celebrated on Shravan Pournima.

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Purnima, the day when Moon is in all its glory, is a sight that takes ones breath away. Not only does this day of full Moon (Purnima) affect the water bodies like making big waves, it also affects the mind and soul of humans. Hindus consider full Moon day or Purnima as very auspicious and many follow the process of fasting during Purnima days. As per Hindu Calendar, Purnima occurs every month and each Purnima has a specific significance. Lord Vishnu (all his avatars) is the leading deity worshipped during Purnima days.

Fasting On Purnima

Fasting on Purnima is considered to be a very holy act. The level of fasting varies from person to person. Fasting duration lasts from sunrise to sighting of the Moon. While some may go to extremes and restrain from even water consumption, most settle with milk and fruits. Other food items such as nuts and Sabudana (Sago) can also be consumed. The items that should not be consumed on this day are rice, grains, pulses, and cereals. The main deity worshiped on this day is Lord Vishnu (and his avatars). Performing Satyanarayan Puja is a very commonly followed practice in South Indian states like Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. After the day's Puja, the fast comes to an end by seeing the Moon and having the Prasad (holy food).

What is Rakhi?

Rakhi is a popular festival celebrated across the country especially in North India, Rajasthan, Gujarat, and Maharashtra. Like Holi and Diwali, Rakhi is also celebrated as a national festival. Irrespective of caste and creed people from all walks of life participate in this festival. It is celebrated on the full moon day (Sravana Poornima or pournami or purnima) of the lunar Month Sravana. The festival is also called as Rakhi Poornima, Nariyal Poornima, Kajari Poornima, and Sravana Poornima according to the celebrations in different states.

On the occasion of this festival generally we observe sisters tie the sacred thread called Rakhi to the wrist of their brothers, in turn brothers give gifts to their sisters and exchange sweets to mark the occasion. While etymology of the word Rakhi could not be traced, the word Raka in Sanskrit is referred to as a woman, full moon day, sentiment, affection. Perhaps, women tying the sacred thread (Rakhi) on the full Moon day on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan out of sentimental affection to their brothers connect to the meaning of the word Raka. In India we find people from all walks of life meet the President and Prime Minister on this occasion and tie Rakhi to their hands and exchange greetings. We also find people sending Rakhis to the army jawans (soldiers) on this occasion.

Rituals

Generally, the fancy Rakhis and delicious sweets are prepared long before the Shravana Purnima. According to the Indian tradition, the family members get ready for the rituals early in the morning.

Sisters prepare the puja thali which consists of roli, tilak, Rakhi threads, rice grains, aggarbattis (incense sticks), diyas and sweets.

After offering the rituals to the deities of the family, the sister perform aarti of their brothers and ties Rakhi on their wrist. Then, they put kumkum powder on the forehead of their brother and offer sweets.

All these rituals take place amid the chanting of following mantras :

"*Suraj shakhan chhodian, Mooli chhodia beej*
Behen ne rakhi bandhi / Bhai tu chir jug jee"

Which means "The sun radiates its sunlight, the radish spreads its seeds, I tie the rakhi to you O brother and wish that may you live long."

After her prayer for a long life for her brother, she says that she is tie the ever-protective Raksha to her brother's wrist and chants:

येन बद्घो बली राजा दानवेन्‍द्रो महाबल: ।
तेन त्‍वामपि बध्‍नामि रक्षे मा चल मा चल ।।

"_Yena baddho Balee raajaa daanavendro mahaabalah_
tena twaam anubadhnaami rakshe maa chala maa chala"

This means," I tie you the rakhi that was tied to king Bali, the king of Demons, O Rakhi I pray that you never falter in protecting your devotee."

Origin and History of Raksha Bandhan

While exact origin of the festival Rakhi could not be traced, there are certain historical and mythological references that connects to the festival of Raksha Bandhan. It also seems to have roots in the ancient rituals and tradition of India.

Pouranic references

Indra–Sachi Devi–Brihaspathi: It is said as per Bhavishya Purana that, Indra the King of Devathas was advised by Deva Guru Bruhaspathi to wear a Raksha Bandhan as a protection against enemies (Demons) when he was getting defeated at the hands of Vritra. Accordingly Sachi Devi (consort of Indra) and Brihaspathi tie the Raksha Bandhan to Indra on this full moon day in the month of Sravana.

Lord Sri Krishna–Yudhistira: It is said that Lord Sri Krishna had advised Yudhistira (Dharma Raja) to get a Raksha Bandhan tied to his hand as a protection against the impending evils.

Krishna and Draupadi : Krishna considered Draupadi his sister. When Krishna cut his finger while beheading Shishupal, Draupadi immediately tore off a piece of her sari and bandaged his cut. Krishna said that with this loving act, she wrapped him in debt and he would repay each “thread” when the time arrives. Indeed, whenever Draupadi needed Krishna’s protection she fervently prayed for his help, he came to the rescue and gave her unlimited cloth. This is one of the stories of the origin of the Raksha Bandhan festival.

Santoshi Ma: Ganesh had two sons, Shubh and Labh. On Raksha Bandhan, Ganesh's sister visited and tied a Rakhi on Ganesh's wrist. The two boys become frustrated that they have no sister to celebrate Raksha Bandhan with. They ask their father Ganesh for a sister. Finally, saint Narada appears who persuades Ganesh that a daughter will enrich him as well as his sons. Ganesh agreed, and created a daughter named Santoshi Ma by divine flames that emerged from Ganesh's wives, Rddhi (Amazing) and Siddhi (Perfection).

Thereafter, Shubh Labh (literally "Holy Profit") had a sister named Santoshi Ma (literally "Goddess of Satisfaction"), who loved and protected each other.

Bali Chakravarthi & Goddess Lakshmi: It is believed that Goddess Lakshmi had tied the Raksha Bandhan on this day of Sravana Poornima to King Bali (Bali Chakravarthi) in her efforts to make Lord Vishnu return to his abode Vaikunta while he was managing the affairs of Bali’s kingdom.

Historical References

Alexander–Porus: It is said that when Alexander got defeated at the hands of the great Hindu King Porus (Purushotham), Alexander’s wife tied Raksha Bandhan to Porus to protect her husband from getting slained at the hands of Porus.

Rani Karnawathi–Emperor Humayun: It is said that historically this tradition of Raksha Bandhan was in vogue even during Mughal Period. During the days of Emperor Humayun, it is believed that Rani Karnawathi (Queen of Chittor) had sent a Raakhi to emperor Humayun in order to get protected from the invasion of Bahadur Shah.

Rabindranath Tagore : Interestingly, Rabindranath Tagore linked Raksha Bandhan not merely to brother and sister, but to the entire humankind as such through his poems and works. He invoked Rakhi to inspire love, respect and solidarity amongst Indians under the British rule. Tagore started celebrating Rakhi Mahotsavas in erstwhile Bengal, which came to be identified as a symbol of unity of Bengal. In certain pockets of Bengal, people still tie Rakhis on the wrists of their neighbours and friends

These references show that the festival of Rakhi and the tradition of Raksha Bandhan is an Aryan tradition which is not of recent origin.

While Raksha Bandhan is celebrated in various parts of South Asia, different regions mark the day in different ways.

The people of the Kumaon region of ‪Uttarakhand‬, celebrate Raksha Bandhan with Janopunyu (Sacred Thread).

In the state of West Bengal and ‪Odisha‬, this day is also called Jhulan Purnima.

In ‪Nepal‬, Raksha Bandhan is celebrated on shravan purnima. It is also called Janaeu Purnima. Nepalese people enjoy this festival, eating its special food "Kwati", a soup of sprout of seven different grains.

In Maharashtra, the festival of Raksha Bandhan is celebrated as Narali Poornima.

In the regions of north India, mostly ‪Jammu‬, it is a common practice to fly kites on the nearby occasions of Janamashtami and Raksha Bandhan.

In southern and central parts of India including Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, ‎TamilNadu‬, ‪Karnataka‬, ‪Maharashtra‬ and Odisha, Shraavana Poornima day is when the Brahmin community performs the rituals of Avani Avittam or Upakarma.

Gamha Purnima is celebrated in Odisha. On this date, all the domesticated Cows and Bullocks are decorated and worshipped.

Jandhyala Purnima is observed on the full moon day (Poornima) in the month of Shraavan in ‪AndhraPradesh‬ & ‎Telangana‬.

Message of Rakhi Festival

Apparently, Raksha Bandhan symbolizes the unmatched bondage of love, care and respect between a brother and a sister which is renewed through the Rakhi festival. But in a broader perspective the festival of Rakhi (Raksha Bandhan) conveys an intrinsic message of universal brotherhood and sisterhood. Raksha Bandhan escalates the need for both men and women, young and old to cultivate pious feelings for each other and live in a harmonious co-existence as brothers and sisters in the society. Thus the festival of Rakhi conveys a message that has socio spiritual significance underscoring the need for nurturing of positive qualities, purity in thought, word and deed.

Om Sahanaa Vavatu
Sahanau Bhunaktu
Saha Veeryam Karavaavahai
Tejasvi Naavadheetamastu
Maa Vidvishaavahai
Om Shanti Shanti Shanti


May the Almighty protect us together! May He nourish us together! May we work together uniting our strength for the good of humanity! May our learning be luminous and purposeful! May we never hate one another! May there be peace, peace, and perfect peace.


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Once, when Krishna had hurt his finger while beheading Shishupal, Draupadi at once tore off her sari and bandaged Krishna’s finger. Krishna for this loving act had vowed to help Draupadi. Lord Krishna promised to repay the cost of each thread.
He had promised to help Draupadi by saying, “whenever you need me I’ll always be there.” Many of the people believe, the concept of Raksha Bandhan came from Draupadi and Krishna.

Krishna not only helped Draupadi in her cheer haran but also at the time when Durvasa rishi had come at the Pandavas place during their exile. Although, Draupadi’s five husbaNd may or may not have helped her, Krishna was always with her, helping her to overcome almost all the difficulties…
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https://plus.google.com/114318464856517807183 Rani Krishna : Today's top news: 18 Aug 😀💐🎉 〰🍥〰 1. Girls tie Rakhis on the wrists of Border Security Force jawans...
Today's top news: 18 Aug

😀💐🎉 〰🍥〰

1. Girls tie Rakhis on the wrists of Border Security Force jawans near the International Border in RS Pura Sector, Jammu

2. A loaded truck falls in a river off a collapsed bridge at Ambassa, 65 km from Agartala, Tripura.

3. Union Minister of Food Processing Industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal celebrates Rakshabandhan with BSF soldiers at Attari-Wagah International Border on the eve of the festival

4. Rescue operations in progress after a three-storey building collapsed at Hatkoti, 104 km from Shimla, Himachal Pradesh.

5. A lecturer was killed and 18 others were injured in clashes between security forces and protesters who were opposing a search operation in Khrew area of Pulwama district in Kashmir where curfew and restrictions remained in force for the 41st day on Thursday.

6. Separatist leaders Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Syed Ali Shah Geelani attempted to defy house arrest and lead processions to the office of the United Nations Military Observers Group over the Kashmir situation

7. Former JK CM Omar Abdullah seeks judicial probe on Kashmir unrest

8. Glass-coated kite string kills 3 people in New Delhi. The deaths occurred when people fly kites to celebrate Independence day.

9. The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to relax conditions put by the Bombay high court like barring youths below 18 years of age from participating in Dahi Handi ritual of the Janmashtami festival in Maharshtra and capping the height of the human pyramid at 20 feet.

10. Najma Heptulla appointed Manipur governor

11. Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag accuses Gen VK Singh of trying to block his promotion

12. 2 'commander-rank' cadres among 4 Naxals killed in Dantewada, Chattishgarh

13. Fugitive underworld don Dawood Ibrahim's nephew Alishah Parkar on Wednesday tied the knot with the daughter of a Mumbai-based businessman in a traditional Muslim ceremony, with Mumbai police keeping an eye on the event.

14. Militants on Wednesday ambushed an army convoy, killing two soldiers and a policeman in Kashmir valley where curfew remained in force in Srinagar district

15. The Nationalist Congress Party MLA was caught on camera allegedly slapping Deputy Collector (land acquisition) Abhay Kargutkar, reportedly after a disagreement over compensation to farmers for land acquisition.

✈INTERNATIONAL NEWS

1. Ready for talk on terror but not Kashmir: India tells Pak

2. Terming India's relationship with China a 'mixed picture', Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar on Wednesday said bilateral ties faced 'some challenges' in the recent past, including when it blocked New Delhi's Nuclear Suppliers Group membership bid and United Nations sanctions against Pakistani terrorist Masood Azhar.

3. Evacuation of Indians from Yemen not possible now: Sushma Swaraj

🌎WORLD NEWS🌍


🚣🚴🏇🏁🏊Sports:

1. Sakshi Malik on Thursday in Haryana's Rohtak town after the gritty wrestler brought India its first medal in the ongoing Rio Olympics by winning a bronze.

2. Sakshi is also the 2014 Commonwealth Games Silver medallist

3. India's PV Sindhu is one win away from creating history in badminton at Rio Olympics 2016.

4. She has made it to the semi-finals in women's singles. Yesterday, she stunned world number 2 Wang Yihan of China 22-20, 21-19.

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Gold 31,457@10 gm
🖱Silver 46,140@ Kg

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Raksha Bandhan (रक्षा बन्धन)

According to one version on a Sankranti day, Krishna managed to cut his little finger while handling sugarcane. Rukmini, his queen immediately sent her help to get a bandage cloth while Sathyabama, his other consort rushed to bring some cloth herself.

Draupadi who was watching all of this rather simply tore off a part of her sari and bandaged his finger. Krishna assured Draupadi, that he will safe guard her.
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