Bhubaneswar: Raksha Bandhan is a festival which celebrates the most beautiful relationship, the inseparable bond of love and trust among siblings. Traditionally, it symbolises the well-wishes of a sister and the life-long vow of a brother to protect her from all evils.
But with changing times, this has become a celebration of “siblinghood”.
Though the pandemic has shadowed the celebration, it has failed to dampen the spirits of the festival. To add on to the festivities, let’s indulge in some old Bollywood classic numbers which showcased this bond between a brother and sister.
Bhaiya Mere Rakhi Ke Bandhan Ko Nibhana…
This evergreen Rakhi song is from the film ‘Choti Behen’ starring yesteryear actor Balraj Sahni and Nanda. It is pictured when the sister ties the thread of Rakhi on the wrist of her brother.
Till today, it is hummed as the most popular song of the occasion.
Phoolon Ka Taaron Ka, Sabka Kehna Hai
It is an evergreen sibling song, which was a huge hit. This song is from the film, ‘Hare Krishna Hare Rama’ featuring Devanand and Zeenat Aman. It was sung by none other than Kishore Kumar. This song is more about the bond between a brother and sister rather than Rakhi special.
Behna Ne Bhai Ki Kalai Pe Pyar Bandha Hai…
This Rakhi special song is from the film Dharmendra starrer ‘ Resham Ki Dori’ released in 1974. The lyrics were penned by Shailendra and music was given by the hit duo Shankar Jaikishan. It was sung by Suman Kalyanpuri and had become an instant hit.
Mera Bhaiya Mera Chanda Mere Anmol Ratan
The essence of the brother-sister relationship was captured in this song in film ‘Kajal’ released in 1965. It was pictured on Meena Kumari who seems to sing it for her younger brother. Penned by Sahil Ludhianvi, it was sung by Asha Bhonsle.
Yeh Rakhi Bandhan Hai Aisa
This super hit song from film ‘Beimaan’ became very popular during its release in 1972. This music was rendered by Shankar Jaikishan and it was sung by maestro Lata Mangeshkar.
Relive the memories of all the Raksha Bandhan celebrations over the years, with these yesteryear hit songs. During this pandemic, stay home stay safe. The celebrations can be done next year.