Raksha Bandhan is a festival of brother-sister love and affection. It celebrates the bond between siblings and the duty of a brother towards his sister. On this day, sisters tie a sacred thread called "rakhi" on the wrist of their brothers to show their love and respect for them. In return, the brothers vow to protect their sisters from all dangers in life.
The word "rakhi" comes from "rakh", which means protection. The festival celebrates the relationship between brothers and sisters: they are each other's protectors.
Raksha Bandhan is a festival celebrated in India and Nepal. It is also known as Rakhi Purnima, which means “the full moon day of the month of Shravan” (August–September). It is a very auspicious day to celebrate rakhi. The festival celebrates and strengthens the bond between brothers and sisters. The word Raksha means protection and Bandhan means bond. The festival is based on the love shared between siblings and strengthens the relationship between them.
Rakhi holds a very important place in Indian culture and tradition.
The history of rakhi derived from Mahabharata
The history of Raksha Bandhan dates back to the Mahabharata where Draupadi tore a piece of cloth from her saree and tied it to Lord Krishna’s bleeding finger. The piece of cloth then became a sacred thread. This thread became known as ‘Raksha’ in Sanskrit and has been used ever since to protect women from evil forces and bad luck. Many Hindu households celebrate this festival where siblings tie rakhis to each other on this special day! Since then it has been a tradition among Indian families to celebrate this festival with great joy and enthusiasm.
It's been celebrated since then—and now it's your turn to celebrate it too.
Raksha Bandhan is a festival celebrated by Hindus, Jains and Sikhs all around the world. It is also known as Rakhi Purnima, Rakhri, Rakhi Purnima or simply Rakhi.
The celebration of the rakhi festival begins when siblings tie rakhis on their bhaiya’s wrists in exchange for rakhi gifts for sisters! Families make homemade sweets like laddoo (made from flour), chum chum (made from flour), burfi (made from condensed milk) etc., which are eaten together as a family later in the day after the puja is performed at home before going out for shopping or visiting relatives/friends to give them gifts like clothes, sweets etc, which are exchanged during this festival as well.
Sisters buy rakhi designs that vary widely depending on where they live and how old their brothers are—but it's always a good idea to keep in mind that your brother will want something that is both functional and fun!
Rakhi designs are unique—each one tells its own story. Some rakhis have symbols that represent different things: for example, an elephant represents wisdom; a peacock represents beauty, and a horse represents power. Others are more abstract but still meaningful: for example, there are many variations on how to make an infinity symbol (which represents infinity) into jewellery or fabric designs.
The most common design is the Om & Swastika combo which symbolizes good luck, prosperity and happiness. Another design consists of a red thread with an amulet attached to it. This amulet can be made out of silver rakhi or gold rakhi depending on your budget and preference. However, if you do not want to spend too much money, then you can opt for a simple design that only has a thread.
There are various designs of rakhis that you can choose from depending on your taste and style preferences. Some popular designs include:
1) Simple design with just one color (normally red) or multiple colors;
2) Embellished with beads or stones;
3) Embroidered with intricate patterns;
4) Plain with no embellishments at all;
5) Personalized Name/ Custom Letter Rakhis
Raksha Bandhan 2022 is just around the corner- 11th August to be precise, and you're probably wondering what to get your brother this year.
Well, we have some ideas!
This year we have a mix of trending rakhi designs online for all age groups! The categories this year include- Custom Name Rakhi, Lumba-Rakhi, Combo Rakhi Set, Personalized Letter Rakhi & Kids Rakhi!
The Designs include- Evil Eye Rakhi, Ganesha Rakhi, Religious Rakhi, Customized Full Name Rakhi, Personalized Letter Rakhis, Superhero Rakhis, Cartoon Rakhi, Hamsa Rakhi, Rudraksha Rakhi, Om Rakhi, Rakhi Bracelets, Elephant Rakhi, Ghungroo Rakhi, Pearl Rakhi, Turtle Rakhi, Quirky Bro Slogan Rakhis, Dada Rakhi, Buddha Rakhi, Turkish Rakhi & Lumba Rakhi Sets! if informed well in advance, we are also happy to customize any handmade rakhi for you.
In comparison to Raksha Bandhan 2021, this year Digital Dress Room has created a multi-curated line of Fancy & Unique Rakhis for brothers of all age groups! Digital Dress Room provides online rakhi delivery all over India as well as world-wide to places such as the USA, Canada, South Africa, Australia, and Europe- just to name a few. We also have a special Rakhi sale - you can use the code Rakhi and get a 10% off on any rakhi of your choice.
Happy Rakhi 2022, and Happy Shopping!