Rakhi is a name for the sacred thread that sisters tie on brother’s wrist and the name for one of the most cheerful festivals of India. Basically Rakhi is a short and local name for the festival of Raksha Bandhan that is celebrated by the Hindus in India. It is the festival of love, care and spreading happiness. And it’s the festival of Rakhi, the day when sister tie the sacred Rakhi thread on her brother’s wrist to express her love and care for him. This year its 26th August 2018, the day of Rakhi celebration in India.
Raksha Bandhan or Rakhi is one such festival of Indians that is celebrated every year with same enthusiasm as it was done by the people centuries ago. It’s one of the holy and oldest festivals of India that is celebrated with a motto of strengthening the bond of love between a brother and sister. Thus Rakhi celebration is the day to strengthen the bond of brother sister love and it is done by following various traditional customs and rituals.
Rituals of Raksha Bandhan:
As per the rituals on Rakhi celebration day, every sister ties a sacred Rakhi thread on her brother’s wrist, performs an aarti before her brother with holy flame, puts a tilak on his forehead and prays for long life, well being and lifelong success of her brother to God.
In respect to all these efforts of her sister, brother gifts an affectionate Rakhi gift to his sister. This is the token of love that every brother gives his brother. However these days sister also gift her brother a Rakhi gift as well. For all this brothers and sister come together and this is how Rakhi is celebrated.
Rakhi Celebration is Know For
Exquisite Rakhi Threads All Around:
When it’s Rakhi nearby, the one thing that is all around the streets of India and especially Northern India is streets lighted up with thousands of Rakhi selling shops. It’s in fact an amazing feeling to roam around the streets covered with beautiful and shimmering Rakhi threads to choose and buy for brothers.
Mind-blowing Aroma of Rakhi Sweet Delicacies Floating in the Air:
Another very important thing of the festival of Rakhi is the special Raksha Bandhan sweet delicacies. With Rakhi celebration day approaching, its amazing feeling to roam across the streets filled with the amazing aroma of mind blowing Rakhi special sweets. These sweets are Rakhi gifts as well as a thing to add more happiness and sweetness into the festival.
Rakhi Gifts All Around:
The one thing that every gift store is going to offer nearby to Rakhi celebration 2018 is the Rakhi gifts. Usually it’s a brother who is likely to be seen buying a perfect and affectionate Rakhi gift for his sister as token of love. However these days sisters also greet her brother with a Rakhi gift as well.
Before the Rakhi celebration in India, one thing that makes people busy these days is the Rakhi shopping. Be it young or old, everyone is seen to be emerged festivity of Raksha Bandhan with shopping for Rakhi. Be it is for scared Rakhi thread, Rakhi gifts, Rakhi sweets or for clothes to wear on the celebration day, markets are seen to be filled with all such stuffs and people busy in making the best Rakhi shopping.
This is what we call Rakhi, one of the most important, cheerful and exciting festivals of India!!