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Rakhi, Rakhee

English: Rakhi, Rakhee

Gurmukhi: ਰਾਖਹਿ
Hindi: राखहि

Meaning: Keep

Punjabi Pronunciation 🗣

Spiritual Significance 📖

Ang 356 Line 1 Raag Asa: Guru Nanak Dev
or Go to Shabad

ਜਿਉ ਤੂੰ ਰਾਖਹਿ ਤਿਵ ਹੀ ਰਹਣਾ ਦੁਖੁ ਸੁਖੁ ਦੇਵਹਿ ਕਰਹਿ ਸੋਈ ॥੩॥
Jio Thoon Raakhehi Thiv Hee Rehanaa Dhukh Sukh Dhaevehi Karehi Soee ||3||
जिउ तूं राखहि तिव ही रहणा दुखु सुखु देवहि करहि सोई ॥३॥
As You keep me, so do I live. You are the Giver of peace and pleasure. Whatever You do, comes to pass. ||3||

Historial Significance

The only 'keep' or protection and "Rakhi or Rakhee" we need is of Waheguru, Lord, almighty.  No one else can really keep us from harm.  

The South Asian cultural Rakhi tied by a brother to his sister is not applicable here as Sikh girls and women are taught to stand up for themselves and stand shoulder to shoulder with their male counterparts in society, education, the work force, politics, military, home and every aspect of life.  Women's indepenence movement was started by Guru Nanak Dev ji and formalized by Guru Gobind Singh ji by bestowing he honor of the last name Kaur (Crown Prince) for every sikh female.  Are you ready for a social revolution?  Our gurus were ready over 500 years ago!  

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