Rakhi or Raksha Bandhan needs no introduction in India. As the sacred bond that celebrates the brother – sister relation, Rakhi is a much-anticipated event for most families. The anticipation of a wonderful RAKHI GIFT adds to the excitement. Scheduled this year on 7th August 2017, it’s about time to start planning the big occasion.
Meaning of Rakhi
A sister ties the Rakhi thread around the wrist of her brothers & pray for the success and well-being of her brother. She also puts red tilak on the brothers’ forehead and offers them a sweet. In return, the brothers pledge to always care for & protect their sister. The brothers then present the Rakhi Gift for their sister.
Raksha Bandhan Is A Secular Festival
Raksha Bandhan has gone on to become a true secular festival with people of various communities celebrating this grand brother-sister event. Originally a Hindu festival, it is now celebrated across India by most communities. It’s also celebrated in some of the neighbouring Hindu countries like Nepal.
What’s amazing to note is that the concept of Raksha Bandhan has crossed the “same-blood” barrier & one can now find even the non-biological brothers & sisters celebrating Raksha Bandhan with equal flavour. This has also given rise to a modern parlance – Rakhi Brother & Rakhi Sister. This is usually used to refer to one’s brother/sister with whom one doesn’t have a blood relation, rather more of a symbolic relationship.
Rakhi Preparation By Sisters
The preparations for Rakhi begin at least one month in advance. The sisters visit shops to buy colourful Rakhis and a rakhi thali for her brother. If the siblings are geographically separated, sisters generally mail or courier the package to her brother. If the brother is younger to the sister, the sister typically also sends some Rakhi gifts for her little brother, with popular gifts being chocolates, tech-toys & fashion accessories.
For example, our Bajrangi Silver Pendant was a huge draw for Raksha-Bandhan gift during last year’s Rakhi Gifting. As with any other traditions, the norms are changing & we are witnessing sisters sending gifts like religious pendants, gold cuff links, men’s ear studs and other varieties of Men’s Jewellery increasingly as Rakhi Gifts for brothers.
The sisters can plan to tie different patterns of rakhi on his brother’s wrist:
Stone Rakhi: This style of Rakhi is quite in fashion as brothers can wear these Rakhis with traditional dresses on any festival. Usually made of sparkling colorful stones they give the wearer a unique and royal look. The wearer can use such type of Rakhi as a jewellery piece.
Bracelet Rakhi: Men loves showcasing their muscular body. So they like style where they can show their strong arms with a gold color bracelet rakhi on it. So we believe a bracelet rakhi will suit him a lot.
Kids Rakhi: Let us say your brother is a small kid then he would probably love rakhi’s that will make him a hero. So he will love if a rakhi pertaining to cartoon heroes like Chota Bheem, Doremon etc. would be tie on his wrist.
Online gifting is a blessing
You can now choose online rakhi gifts for your brother and that too in the unperturbed comfort of your home. In this era of internet you can buy everything online and rakhi gifts for brother is no exception. These days people are really busy with their schedules and want everything to be delivered at their doorstep. So, for those people online gifting is a blessing.
Buying gifts online not only saves your time but also lets you know the latest gifting trends. Recently, such websites have also started cash on delivery concept for all those who think paying with card is not a safe bet. These websites have a delivery system that spreads across the major cities around the globe. So, you can get if delivered not only in India but international delivery is also available.So get all set to send rakhi online.
Raksha bandhan popularly known as Rakhi festival is a very special occasion to celebrate the never ending bond of love between a brother and a sister. This occasion has been taken seriously by handicrunch and has changed the way you shop by offering rakhi collections and Rakhi gifts online for sisters, brother and bhabhis.