Spread Enormous Fun On This Memorable Day And Gift Your Brother Rakhi For His Long Life

25 July 2016

Rakhi or Raksha Bandhan whatever we call it is celebrated every year in the month of August to tighten the bonding between a sister and a brother. This bond emphasizes the relationship to be strong rather flexible and meant for lifelong togetherness. This ritual of Raksha Bandhan is celebrated almost in very household of India and also in the foreign countries. Rakhi is celebrated every year in the month of August during Shravan Poornima and on a full moon day. This day starts with a festive mood and every member of the family takes an early bath after which pooja is offered to the Gods and the sisters prepares the Pooja Thali with Diya, Roli, Chawal, Rakhi thread and Sweets. Henceforth the sisters offers “Aarti”, a traditional way of worshipping to her brother and ties the sacred thread on his right wrist right after she offers prayers to the Gods. Followed by this tradition another custom “Tilak” or vermilion powder on the forehead of the brother and in return the brother blesses his sister. After this tradition gets over the sister demands for a gift from her brother which she eagerly keeps aside as a memorandum. Gifting presents to the sisters is not a mandate though the brothers are considered as the most precious gifts in the lives of the sisters. After this custom special eatables and other dishes are prepared with an enthusiasm for the entire family including the brother which creates delightful feelings in the heart of the brother.

The Rakhi celebration varies from region to region depending on the customs and traditions of a particular state. Before the onset of Raksha Bandhan the sisters do the shopping for their brothers in advance, which has a splendor of love and joy blended in the form of exciting gifts. This occasion is celebrated more or less in every state with different customs and traditions which are followed in this pious occasion. Thus Raksha Bandhan also invites different variants of delicious Sweets like Gulab Jamuns, kaaju Burfis, Soan Papdis, Milk Burfis, Anjeer Burfis, Halwa hampers, Rasgulla tins, Carrot Kheer, Almond Seera, Phirni, Besan Burfis, Shrikhand, Ghevar and many other items which makes every soul exotic. The Sweets that are manufactured during this festival are very classy and meant to make the brother sister bond stronger. This Raksha Bandhan has different names when celebrated in the different states like Avani Avittam in South India, Nariyal Purnima in Maharashtra, Kajari Purnima in Bundelkhand, Ram Rakhi, Chuda Rakhi in Rajasthan, Pvitropana in Gujarat, and many other names which defines Raksha Bandhan. This festival is also celebrated in the foreign countries like Mauritius, Australia, France, South Africa and many other countries where Raksha Bandhan is a common phenomenon combined with different variants of Sweets. Raksha Bandhan is a remarkable festival which was also celebrated during the historical times when the queens of the renowned empires tied a thread which later came to be known as the sacred thread or Rakhi. From that time onwards the tradition of Rakhi came into being only difference is that the rituals vary from time to time. The Rakhis are of various types like Om Rakhi, Swastik Rakhi, Zari Rakhi, fancy Rakhi, Floral Rakhi, Bracelet Rakhi, Rudraksh Rakhi, Lumba Rakhi, Zardosi Rakhi, Beads Rakhi, Silver Rakhi, Gold Rakhi, Diamond Rakhi, Pearl Rakhi, Musical Rakhi, Sandalwood Rakhi, Cartoon Rakhi, Stones Rakhi and many more which are purchased by the sender or a sister who selects them and delivers to their lovable brothers. In most cases the Rakhis are delivered online to the foreign countries where probably the brothers reside and this gives a vivid picture of sibling bonding. In today’s scenario Rakhis are tied by a daughter, by wife or by a mother nevertheless Rakhis are also tied to neighbours and close friends. This festival winds upon the feelings and expressions of the beloved sisters who sends the Rakhis with their heartfelt wishes. Rakhis are combined with the mouth watering Sweets which creates a delight in the hearts and minds of the individuals. So, ultimately Rakhi is a festival which is celebrated in each and every community in India and also abroad with enormous fun.

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