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Raksha Bandhan

“I sought my soul, but my soul I could not see. I sought my God, but my God eluded me. I sought my brother and I found all three.” This beautiful relation of a sister and a brother is celebrated by Raksha Bandhan , which is the epitome of the unconditional love of a brother and a sister. The ceremony involves the sister tying a scared thread (Rakhi) on her brother’s wrist which embodies the love for her brother and wishes well being, while signifying a brother’s eternal promise to protect.

The two functional things in the Raksha Bandhan celebration are the Rakhi thread and the Rakhi thali. There are a lot of fancy threads like: floral rakhi, musical, beads rakhi, divine rakhi, sandalwood rakhi and especially for kids, cartoon or toy rakhis. The Rakhi thali include sweets, dry fruits, coffee toffee, flowers and roli-turmeric.

The most popular story is that of Lord Sri Krishna and Draupadi. From the epic Mahabharata, Krishna and Draupadi are related to this story. Draupadi had once torn a strip of silk off her sari and tied it around Krishna’s wrist to staunch the bleeding from a battlefield wound. This moved Krishna. He pronounced her as His sister. He promised then to repay the debt. In a game of gamble, the Pandavas lost Draupadi to the Kauravas. The Kauravas, who had evil intentions asked for a Vastra-Haran. Draupadi started to pray to her brother, Lord Krishna, and Krishna indefinitely extended her sari, due to which it never came off. Draupadi’s honor remained intact, and Krishna thus protected her from all evil being her brother. There are other mythical stories relating to the origin of Raksha as well. 29th August is the supposed date for Raksha Bandhan 2015.

Best Gift Ideas on Raksha Bandhan

The ritual of Raksha Bandhan remains that when the sister ties the rakhi on her brother’s wrist, he gives her a gift. There is a lot of speculation and excitement among girls as to what they might get on Rakhi.

The most common Raksha Bandhan gifts are cash, a delicious cake, or a big pack of her favorite assorted chocolates, keepsakes handpicked for her, are sweet. Household utilities are very thoughtful. Apparels, accessories and jewelry also remain a top choice along with soft toys.

The Raksha Bandhan gifts for boys could be shirts, watches, wallets, sweets or the latest gadgets. The gift would brighten up him.

Raksha Bandhan Greetings Cards

You must wish your sibling a happy Raksha Bandhan on this auspicious occasion by sending him/her a Raksha Bandhan greetings cards. If you are miles apart from your dearest brother or sister, you can express your love by sending a beautiful Raksha Bandhan greetings cards. Since this is festival to rejoice your bond, send them warm beautiful cards that spread s mile on their faces. With the great pomp and show element added to the festival, don’t miss out on the beautiful collection of cards as well e cards available for the occasion.