Tying rakhi to Guru

Today is ‪RakshaBandhan‬ – a day when brothers and sisters and celebrate and honor their bond between each other by tying the traditional rakhi bracelet around each others’ wrists. In this way, the sister expresses her love for her brother, and her brother pledges to look after her in all circumstances. But the tying of a rakhi is not confined to a brother and sister but to Guru too. Many devotees celebrate Raksha Bandhan at Amritapuri today by tying a rakhi bracelet around Amma’s wrist — Amma lovingly obliges each request.