Raksha Bandhan Celebration |Rituals – Significance
Raksha Bandhan celebration – Raksha Bandhan is one of the most spiritual festival in India . This festival is considered as one of the most famous and bond of love and respect between brother and sister. Raksha Bandhan (also known as Rakhi Purnima, Rakhi festival) is an ancient Indian festival.
Raksha Bandhan Celebration :
On the day of Rakhi, sisters prepare the puja thali with diya, roli, chawal, rakhi thread and sweets. Women wake up early morning on this day, they also prepare delicious food and sweets for their brothers. The ritual begins with a prayer in front of God, then sisters tie a thread (known as Rakhi) on the wrist of their brothers and mark a tilak on their forehead. And take the promise from their brothers to protect them from all obstacles of life. Then sisters offer the sweets to their brothers and wish for their happiness, safety, success and well-being. In return, the brothers appreciate the love with a promise to stand by their sisters through all the good and bad times. The brothers promise to always protect their sisters. Brothers also bring gifts for their sisters.
Rituals of Rakhi Celebration :
This festival is celebrated on the full moon day of the Hindu month of Sawan in India. Sisters do this puja empty stomach (which we call in hindu tradition without eat anything). Especially this festival belongs to north and western region of India Raksha Bandhan is spiritual festival and symbol of love between Brother and Sister but soon the world has started celebrating this ritual with the same rhyme and spirit. Rakhi has become an vital part of those customs.
Why do we celebrate Raksha Bandhan festival:
Raksha Bandhan celebration takes place in the same way with the same traditions for many years. Only the means have changed with the changing lifestyle to make the celebration more elaborate and lively. This day has an inherent power that pulls the siblings together. The increasing distances evoke the desire to be together even more. All brothers and sisters try to reach out to each other on this optimistic day.
Significance of Raksha Bandhan celebration:
The significance of Raksha Bandhan festival is huge in our country. Raksha Bandhan is celebrated no lesser than any other festival, as it is dedicated to the love of a sister and her brother. Raksha Bandhan holds immense value in Hinduism. The name of this festival, Raksha Bandhan is made up of two words, Raksha (protection) and Bandhan (relation).
Raksha Bandhan gifts and wishes:
Here are some special wishes, greetings to help you express the love in words –
- We were always close, looking out for each other even when life led us along different paths. Like an invisible thread, our love binds us together, making sure we will remember where we came from and what we mean to each other. Wishing you a joyous Raksha Bandhan, Dear Brother.
- You never say no, you never say anything’s impossible and you never say you can’t. That’s my bro, a superman who make things possible and who make paths smoother. I love you bro.
- If I can choose my brother in next life, then it will be you. Love u bro, Happy Raksha Bandhan.
- Rakhi is a thread that binds two souls in a bond of love and joy forever. Happy Rakhi.
- To my sweet angel sister, may god bless you with loads of happiness health and wealth. Happy Raksha Bandhan.
Not only this, brothers give precious gifts also to their sisters like –
Key chains, mugs, chocolates (mainly cadbury celebration ), braceletes, photoframes, soft toys, handbags, accessories, jewellery and so on.