A wonderful part of childhood that can never be lost is a brother who always sticks with you.
Raksha Bandhan, also known as Rakhi, is an India festival to celebrate the unconditional and lovely bond between siblings. The meaning of the Raksha Bandhan is “the protective knot”. It is in fact an ancient Vedic celebration observed every year.
When is Raksha Bandhan Celebrated?
Raksha Bandhan is celebrated in the month of Shravan (August) on a full moon day according to the Hindu calendar. Hence the name Rakhi Purnima. This festival is celebrated under various names in different communities within India. In the South, it is called as Avani Avattam and in some parts of the North, it is celebrated as Kajari Purnima.
Historical and mythological significance of Raksha Bandhan
According to Indian history and mythological legends, we find that Rakhi is not just a symbol of love and protection among brothers and sisters only, there are various stories and legends in Hindu Mythology, where Gods have tied the rakhi for protection of loved ones. Besides, Rajput queens used to send threads or rakhis to rulers of neighbouring kingdoms as a token to celebrate brotherhood.
How is Raksha Bandhan celebrated?
Of course, these traditions have changed over the years to adapt to the times one lives in. Traditions have been moulded and the ways of celebrating the festival has also changed. On this special day, the sister ties the Rakhi, gives him a gift to wish him a life of health and wellbeing. The sister also utters a word of prayer and applies a tilak to signify protection over him. The brother in return promises to guide his sister, isn’t this a wonderful way to celebrate the special occasion?
Gifts are now central to this celebration. After all what’s any festival without gifts and sweets!
The precious bond between a brother and sister deserves to be cherished and celebrated. In the present situation what’s better than a gift of health and wellness to wish your brother a long and happy life.
Did you know that sharing a cup of chai signifies bonding and brotherhood? Relationships are built over a cup of tea which is why gifting hampers of tea is a unique way you can honour this celebration and also wish him good health.
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