Rakhi Celebration - Bandhan of Love
Festivals bring along with it all the colour and fervour needed for it to become a joyous fiesta. Raksha Bandhan or Rakhi is no exception. This festval celebrates the unconditional love and sacred bond shared between brothers and sisters. This eventful festival is celebrated in various parts of the country along with West Bengal. It is celebrated on the full moon day of the month of shravan.
Indian mythology and history are full of instances related to the celebration and significance of the tradition of rakhi. It denotes peace and brotherhood. This year Rakhi will celebrated on August 13. It spells merriment and helps in spreading values, emotions and the sentiments attached to the ritual of this festival.
On this day, the sister ties a colourful rakhi around her brother's wrist and prays for the long life and prosperity of her brother after performing the traditional aarti. The brother,in turn, gives her beautiful rakhi gifts and vows to protect her lifelong.
The practice of presenting gifts symbolises the love and affection between brother and sister. Rakhis, rakhi gifts and sweets sell like hot cakes on this day. Shops and stores gear up for this festival with colourful shades and put on show fascinating gifts for brothers and sisters that are designed and crafted exclusively for the occasion.
For the people who cannot be part of the festival look for online celebration. There are a number of websites that are dedicated to the lively festival of Raksha Bandhan. With the help of those one can celebrate rakhi from any part of the world.
Happy Rakhi to all the brothers.