Raksha Bandhan or Rakhi as it is popularly known is celebrated on the full moon day in August with great enthusiasm all over India. The basic significance of Rakhi celebration is to share love and affection and strengthen the bond of love between the siblings. According to the tradition sisters tie Rakhi threads to their brothers' wrist, praying for their happiness and long life and in return the brother promises to protect his sister against whatever ills come her way.
How do you celebrate Rakhi?
Amidst the merriment of Rakhi celebrations, the rituals of the festivals are also followed with great devotion and sincerity. Generally, the Rakhis and sweets are prepared long before the main day. On this auspicious day, all family members get together to celebrate. As it is a day dedicated to sisters and brothers, sisters prepare Puja Thali which consists of roli, tilak, rice grains, rakhi threads, diya and sweets. Proceeding the rituals, sisters perform aarti of their brothers by putting tilak (kumkum powder) on their forehead in order to pray for their good health and long life, following that they tie Rakhi and offer sweets to them as a gesture of affection, love and care that they share all through their life. Brothers, in return blesses the sisters and promises to protect them till the last breath of his life. They also present Rakhi gifts to sisters as a token of love and affection. Rakhi celebrations continue throughout the day with families reuniting and cherish this festive day with their loved ones.
Rakhi celebration is cherished across many other countries now as the world is coming closer thanks to globalisation and more and more Indians moving and settling in abroad. Also even in India the festival is celebrated in a unique manner depending on the rituals and beliefs of the particular sect and area. Thus, the Rakhi celebrations may vary from place to place but the basic custom remains the same which includes, sisters tying rakhi to their brothers' wrist, exchanging gifts and sweets, treat everyone with delicious home-made sweets etc.
The rituals or the tradition performed on Raksha Bandhan or for the Rakhi celebrations are carried out with the same zeal throughout the globe. Though trends and celebration styles tend to change with time and place but keeping with the traditions, Rakhi is celebrated in the same enthusiastic traditional way.
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