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today is Raksha Bandhan and rakhis are tied around the wrists you see many ISKCON Gurus wear them and also my Gurudeva observed it, but Srila Prabhupada wrote in a letter he did not want western devotees wasting time on it .
So in the link below this is from Bhavisya Purana : Important in the Great Tradition is chapter 137 of the Uttara Parva of the Bhavishya Purana,[7] in which Lord Krishna describes to Yudhishthira the ritual of having a raksha (protection) tied to his right wrist by the royal priest (the rajpurohit) on the purnima (full moon day) of the Hindu lunar calendar month of Shravana).[43] In the crucial passage, Lord Krishna says,
"Parth (applied to any of the three sons of Kunti (also, Pritha), in particular, Yudhishthira): When the sky is covered with clouds, and the earth dark with new, tender, grass, in that very Shravana month's full moon day, at the time of sunrise, according to remembered convention, a Brahmin should take a bath with perfectly pure water. He should also according to his ability, offer libations of water to the gods, to the paternal ancestors, as prescribed by the Vedas for the task required to be accomplished before the study of the Vedas, to the sages, and as directed by the gods carry out and bring to a satisfactory conclusion the shradh ceremony to honor the deceased. It is commended that a Shudra should also make a charitable offering, and take a bath accompanied by the mantras. That very day, in the early afternoon (between noon and 3 PM) it is commended that a small parcel (bundle or packet) be prepared from a new cotton or silk cloth and adorned with whole grains of rice or barley, small mustard seeds, and red ocher powder, and made exceedingly wondrous, be placed in a suitable dish or receptacle. ... the purohit should bind this packet on the king's wrist with the words,'I am binding raksha (protection) to you with the same true words with which I bound Mahabali King of the Asuras. Always stay firm in resolve.' In the same manner as the king, after offering prayers to the Brahmins, the Brahmins, Kshatriyas, Vaishyas and Shudras should conclude their Raksha Bandhan ceremony."[43]
However it has not been mentioned in Hari Bhakti Vilasa to my knowledge, nor do we read Lord Caitanya observed it, He was busy chanting 192 rounds daily as is stated in Prema Vilasa, so we should just chant Hare Krsna that is the biggest protection and since today is Balarama Jayanti we can chant Balarama Kavacha
Raksha Bandhan - Wikipedia
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Raksha Bandhan - Wikipedia
A man's tie with his sister is accounted very close. The two have grown up together, at an age when there is no distinction made between the sexes. And later, when the sister marries, the brother is seen as her main protector, for when her father has died to whom else can she turn if there is troubl...

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