Raksha Bandhan, also Rakshabandhan,is a popular, traditionally Hindu, annual rite, or ceremony, which is central to a festival of the same name, celebrated in India, Nepal and other parts of the Indian subcontinent, and among people around the world influenced by Hindu culture. On this day, sisters of all ages tie a talisman, or amulet, called the rakhi, around the wrists of their brothers, symbolically protecting them, receiving a gift in return, and traditionally investing the brothers with a share of the responsibility of their potential care.
Dr. Manisha Bangar, Bahujan Scholar , said that Rakshabandhan is signs of Patriarchal society.”Today women are showing more capability than men in every field , be it professional field, art field or political field.Women proved themselves in every field ,” said Dr. Manisha Bangar, Bahujan Scholar .
“The level of life and health of women in the West country and many Asian countries is much better than women in India. They are capable of protecting themselves. They have built their own safety shield based on scientific thinking and policy. They do not need the thread of Rakhi or the men of their home or brother to protect themselves from other men.They do not believe in such a festival.The judicial system, the law and the egalitarian mindset protect them” Dr. Manisha Bangar added.
She said that you must know that Madam Curie is the only scientist who has won the Nobel Prize in two different branches of science. No Indian scientist has yet achieved this feat. “Madam Curie didn’t need Rakhi , then why India women need promise for protection ? ,” Dr. Manisha Bangar questioned.
“Despite so many bonds, obstacles when the opportunity arises, the creative power and ability of women is seen from the fields to the house at highest level.In contrast to this, despite being present in almost every field, despite having the power of patriarchy for thousands of years (especially the Dwij Brahmin men – Bahujan men seems doing the imitation of Dwij Brahmin), how men have maintained the condition of their homes, settlements, cities and institutions of the country , it is know to the world.No progress in thoughts , nor in research , nor in creativity and neither in any invention. Yes, it’s sure that by misusing their bias education, ideas and technology, they have found new ways of harassing women, committing violence and seizing opportunities for women,” added Dr. Manisha Bangar.
She said that one who is capable of practical point of view , only those will be able to protect.She asked that then the man should tie a rakhi on the wrist of the woman and he should take a promise of protection from her.
“We say that the woman is weak and the festivals which exhibits their slavery (mental and physical) should be rejected at every level and stop accepting it.The glory of imaginary power of men should be stopped.Societies that lead towards progress do so,” she said while explaining reason for women slavery.
“The casteist Brahmins will never let this happen, they will not allow the Raksha Bandhan to be vanished because doing so will harm the Brahminical patriarchy ,” Dr. Manisha Bangar added.