Raksha Bandhan is celebrated on the purnima or full moon day in the Hindu lunisolar month of Shravana. Rakhi 2016 is over and now we should move forward and start preparing for the coming year’s Rakhi. While celebrating this festival, there are many questions that pop up in our mind and make us wonder about this festival. An old and rigorously celebrated festival like Rakhi is bound to have many different cultural aspects. It is only after knowing the true significance of this festival that we be able to send Rakhi to India in the true spirit. Hence, we are now going to delve deep into the festival of Raksha Bandhan and bring out its original essence.
Raksha Bandhan Cultural Significance
Rakhi or Raksha Bandhan historically referred to a thread tied on a person’s wrist by someone close or a priest. The celebration of siblings was not a part of this festival and these threads were auspiciously prepared and tied on a person’s wrist by the priests. Apart from sisters, these threads could also be tied by other female relations like wife, mother and daughter. In the current scenario, people are going beyond the ritualistic tying of Rakhi thread by sister on brother’s wrist. Women are now tying these threads on the wrists of anyone whom they consider to be their brother, be it a friend, a neighbour or a noble person. Another cultural aspect of Rakhi was introduced by Rabindranath Tagore who started the tradition of Raksha Bandhan among Hindus and Muslims in an effort to bring these two communities closer to each other.
Celebrating Raksha Bandhan remains incomplete without the exchange of gifts and this becomes more true if you are living away from your siblings. Thus, you must look from exclusive and unique Rakhi gift ideas that can be sent to your siblings in India. This online Rakhi store houses a variety such gifts as well as Rakhi threads for the festival of Raksha Bandhan.
A gift of chocolates can delight all your siblings as these tasty sweet dishes are a great favourite among all. The Enjoyable Chocolates in Cream Box contains both handmade as well as branded chocolates. You can even send Rakhi thalis that contain different essentials for Rakhi festival as well as Rakhi threads. The Kaju Sev in a Moti Worked Tray with Rakhi is a square tray that has been beautifully designed with moti work along with sweets. There are also Rakhi hampers which are a delectable delight that your brothers and sisters will enjoy. The Box of Mixed Kaju Sweets With Rakhi consists of four kinds of sweets that have been made out of cashew nuts.