Wednesday, November 9, 2011


"Raksha" means protection, "Bandhan" means bound or binding. Raksha bandhan, the festival to celebrate the immaculate love between Brothers and Sisters."Rakhi" truly  is Bond of Brothers tied by their Sister or Sisters.

India has always been known for its colorful festivals and its celebratory fervor. Fresh flowers, exchange of gifts, tying rakhis, new clothes, meeting new and old friends and offering of sweets.

All these sum up a typical Indian celebration. Although the significance of these festivals varies with each occasion, they are observed, without exception, with great pomp and joy. The basic characteristics of Indian festivals are the gaiety, enthusiasm, feasts, customs, rituals, and prayers to God. Some of these festivals are related to family and relationship bonding. Raksha Bandhan is one of the festival that strengthen the bond of relationships through obeying of various rituals and customs related to them. They keep the emotional bonding of the family members. say, between husband and wife, in-laws, or brother and sisters alive and intact. 

Around mid-August, on Shravan Purnima, Hindus all over celebrate Raksha Bandhan. In North India, the occasion is popularly called Raksha Bandhan or Rakhi, the tying of an amulet. On this day, sisters tie an amulet, the Rakhi, around the right wrist of their brothers praying for their long life and happiness. 

In some places in medieval India, where women felt unsafe, they tied Rakhi round the wrists of men they could count upon, regarding them as brothers. 

In ancient times a woman tied a 'raksha' on her husband's wrist to protect him from evil. Gradually this changed; she tied a 'raksha' on her brother's right wrist, to protect him from evil influence and those factors which may taint his character, and to strengthen the bond of sibling love between them. She visits her home and performs his 'pujan' by applying kumkum and rice grains on his forehead. In return the brother gives her a gift and vows to protect her too. The 'rakhadi' itself ranges from a coloured cotton string to exquisitely decorated balls of various sizes and materials such as fluffy cotton, 'zari' paper, tinsel, beads and so on. 
A second sentiment relates to 'Baleva' and our devotion to the Lord. Just as Bali Raja offered devotion to Lord Narayan by sacrificing his kingdom and himself, devotees should endeavor to emulate him. That is the true spirit of Baleva.

On Raksha Bandhan day, priests also tie rakhis on their patrons and in return receive offerings from them. In some parts of the country it is customary to draw figures on the walls of their home and worship them with offerings of vermilion and kheer. The imprints of palms are also put on either side of the entrance and rakhis are stuck on them. Some parts of India also reserve this day for the sacred thread changing ceremony when the young boys discard the old one and don a new one ritualistically. However, it is the symbolic everlasting bond between brothers and sisters that reinforces ties between them even across continents, which has the most significance on this auspicious day.

There are various types of Rakhi tied by Sister to their brothers like : Brother Rakhi, Bhaiya Bhabhi ki Rakhi, Chandan Rakhi, Diamond Rakhi, Kids Rakhi, Rakhi with Cartoons, Designer Rakhi, Mauli Rakhi, Stone Rakhi, Rakhi with Stone, Rakhi with Sweets, Rakhi with Dry fruits, Rakhi with Chocolates, Rakhi with Pooja Thali, Rakhi with Cards, Rakhi with threads, Rakhi Pair Set, Silver Rakhi, Golden Rakhi,  etc.

Mix Rakhi



Brother Rakhi

Bhaiya Bhabhi Ki Rakhi


Chandan Rakhi


Designer Diamond Rakhi

Kids Rakhi

Mauli Rakhi

Rakhi Gifts

Rakhi Pairs Sets

Rakhi Threads

Rakhi Cards

Rakhi With Chocolates

Rakhi With Dry Fruits

Rakhi With Flowers

Rakhi With Pooja Thali

Rakhi With Sweets

Rakhi With Stone

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