What is Rakhi?
Raksha Bandhan, or simply Rakhi is a Hindu religious and secular festival, celebrated in many parts of the Indian subcontinent, notably India and Nepal. Raksha bandhan means “bond of protection”. It is observed on the full moon day of the Hindu luni-solar calendar month of Shravana, which typically falls in Gregorian calendar month of August. Mark your calendars, this year 2017, Rakhi falls on Aug 7th.
What do people do to celebrate?
The main custom of Raksha Bandhan is the giving of a bracelet of woven threads called a rakhi. The rakhi is traditionally given to a brother from his sister. It represents the sister’s promise to pray for her brother and the brother’s vow to protect his sister. The brother and sister will often exchange gifts as well with sister typically gifting some sweets to eat and the brother giving a gift.
When a brother and sister cannot be together on Raksha Bandhan, they often send rakhi online and send rakhi gifts online for this occasion. Technology could have distanced people but let us help you get closer using the same technology with our online rakhi delivery. Sisters, you can use our online rakhi delivery service and remind your brother of all your childhood memories. At HalfCute we want to make this special day of all brothers and sisters a memorable one. We would love to see everyone celebrate brotherhood and love. We are bringing you amazing collections of Rakhis and return gifts.
Sisters, go ahead you can now buy rakhi online and we will take care of surprising your brothers. You can also send a personal greeting card along with your order. We are here to personalize your experience with us. Check out our Rakhi collections and send rakhi online –
Read these 10 Fun Facts About Raksha Bandhan –
- The word Raksha means protection. The brother promises to protect his sister.
- The word Bandhan means “to tie” or “bond”. The sister ties the rakhi around her brother’s wrist. It is thought that the protection offered by the rakhi lasts for one year. So the festival and ceremony must be repeated each year.
- Sometimes the rakhis are decorated with colored threads and even colored beads and stones.
- Priests tie rakhis around the wrists of congregation members
- It is a significant festival in the Hindu calendar, followed eight days later by Janamashtami
- Brothers and sisters are blessed by Lord Yama and Goddess Yamuna on this auspicious day.
- This ritual is a sorrowful reminder of the parting faced by Yama and Yamuna
- The tale of King Bali and Goddess Lakshmi epitomizes the pious bond of Raksha Bandhan
- On this day the brother pays a visit to his married sister’s house, reminding that he has not forgotten her and that childhood memories are still fresh
- Sisters can now buy rakhi online from HalfCute 🙂