Raksha Bandhan celebrations take place all over the world as they spread a message of love and devotion. Sisters tie sacred Rakhi threads on the wrists of their brothers who in turn vouch to protect their sisters. Various Rakhi gifts India are also exchanged during this occasion between the loving siblings. Though the main traditions of this festival remain the same everywhere, there are many other differences. Different parts of India have several accompanying rituals for this festival that make this festival really meaningful. Jammu & Kashmir is a very important Indian state that celebrates Raksha Bandhan with several noticeable customs.
Raksha Bandhan Celebration in Jammu & Kashmir
Jammu & Kashmir is the northernmost state of this country and Rakhi is celebrated here with a great amount of fervour and enthusiasm. The state observes this festival very traditionally with sisters tying Rakhis on the wrists of their brothers. They also apply a tika on their brothers’ forehead using roli and chawal that are kept in dabbis on their Rakhi thalis. Elder sisters then bless their brothers while the younger ones ask for their brothers’ blessings while both wish the other with a happy life. After all this over, gifts are exchanged between the two siblings and the rest of the day is spent in feasting. Traditionally, the other important custom that is performed on this day is the kite flying festival. This event is a very popular one with several colourful kites of various shapes flying in the sky all throughout the day.
Apart from these traditional methods of celebrating this day, Raksha Bandhan is also celebrated in a unique manner here. Jammu & Kashmir shares its border with three different countries, namely, Pakistan, China and also Afghanistan. For this reason, a large number of soldiers from the Indian Army are posted in this area at all times. These soldiers, who are constantly working for our safety, have to live away from their family and friends. This becomes hard for them especially during a joyous festival like Raksha Bandhan and they must be missing them a lot. Hence, a new tradition has been started in this area which ensues that schoolgirls tie Rakhi threads on the wrists of these soldiers. This brings a lot of joy for these soldiers as they pledge to protect these new found sisters and sweets are also exchanged on this occasion.
If you are away from your siblings during this festival then you must be missing out on a lot of fun and celebration. This online Rakhi store hosts a large variety of gifts and Rakhi threads that can be used for sending online Rakhi to India. A few of these gifts along with some of the Rakhis are being described here to give you a better idea.
A variety of Rakhis are available here on this online Rakhi portal that you can send for your siblings. The Amazing Green Lumba is a Lumba Rakhi for bhabhi that is green in colour with various white studded stones. The Cute Devil Rakhi is a fancy kids Rakhi is orange in colour with a devil having a sweet face and red horns. An Attractive Rakhi Pair is a set of 2 Rakhis consisting of two floral Rakhis in red and other colours.
Sending Rakhi greeting cards with Rakhis or other gifts is becoming a very accepted ritual for siblings. The Rakhi Greetings Card is blue and pink in colour and it is for your dear brother containing a meaningful message. There are a variety of gifts for sister here that your dear sis in India will just love to get from you. The Incidence For Her is a gift of perfume from Yves Saint Laurent containing fragrances of iris, jasmine and rose. Gifts for brother are also available here that you can send for your beloved bro on this grand occasion. The Logitech Stereo Speakers is a gift of electronic mobile accessory from the house of Logitech.
Spending this Raksha Bandhan in the traditional way of Jammu & Kashmir can be both exciting and enlightening. This unique way of celebrating Rakhi along with exclusive gifts can make Rakhi 2016 a really fantastic occasion. May this year’s Rakhi being peace and prosperity for you and your siblings with you having a memorable time with them.