The sisters tie this bondage to the wrist of the brothers, and when we do that, they’re putting all their love around the wrist, that it is the day for giving all their love, everything to their brother, as a protection, as a symbol of their protection through that thread. It’s a very, very simple thread they use. And this is has to be tied on the left-hand side. But people tie it on the right-hand side, which is a mistake, but it has to be tied on the left-hand side.
In our Sahaja Yoga the significance of left wrist is that it is the left Vishuddhi. Left Vishuddhi, which is here. And this is the left Vishuddhi expressed here, you know that very well.
Now, left Vishuddhi is the place where our relationship of brothers and sisters exist. When they are disturbed within us, we start getting the problem of the left Vishuddhi.
H.H.Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, extract from talk on Raksha Bandhan at Caxton Hall, London, England. 1980. (1980-0826)