Rakhi a symbol of brother-sister love

Raksha Bandhan, popularly known as rakhi, is a festival observed to pay homage to the sacred and unconditional bond between brothers and sisters. Raksha Bandhan in Sanskrit literally means “the tie or knot of protection. Raksha Bandhan 2020 was celebrated with zest and vigor on August 3rd.

Sisters tie a Rakhi, an intricate thread which may be simple or be woven with amulets, and tie it around their brothers’ wrists. It is symbolic of the sisters’ well wishes, prayers for longevity, and protection for their brothers. Then they perform an Arti while praying and apply a red tilak (mark) on the brothers’ foreheads. The brothers pledge to protect their sisters and take care of them. Then the siblings feed each other delicious sweets such as barfis, rasgullas, gulab jamuns, etc. After that, the sisters are given gifts by their brothers which may be money or other things they like.

Once the ritual is performed, the families spend the day together having fun. Siblings who are geographically separated celebrate it simply. The sisters send the rakhis with a well-wishing card and the brothers wear them for a few days.

The festival is celebrated by Hindus, Jains, some Sikhs and Muslims, and people of Indian origin. Raksha Bandhan may also be representative of ties other than blood ones. People tie rakhis and celebrate the festival to commemorate their intent to promote ties of friendship, respect, and mutual respect.

In this COVID-pandemic people are not supposed to go out, you are restricted to the house, cannot able to get the affection of sister or brother so we are here. We will send your brothers a specialized rakhi and sweet box on the day of Raksha Bandhan.

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