Raksha Bandhan festivity is the festival to show the purity of love affection between brothers and sisters. This festival has been marked with enthusiasm and bliss since ancient times. In India, festivals are the merriment of togetherness of the families. Raksha Bandhan is one of these well celebrated festivals which is about love, fraternity and awe inspiring feelings. Raksha Bandhan means Bond of Security which a brother promises his sister on this day. This is a festival to express affection, care and sacred emotion of brotherhood.
Rakhi enhances the immaculate love between brothers and sisters. Sisters begin the planning for the celebrations a fortnight before the occasion. They buy rachis, rakhi gifts, rakhi pooja thalis, sweets and rakhi cards to make the festival more special. Some girls also prefer to make rakhis and rakhi cards by themselves at home with different adornments and decorations. They make different colorful and appealing rakhis and rakhi cards for their brother to express their unconditional love for their brothers. This is also a festival for family gathering where they mutually rejoice this sacred occasion. They exchange lovely rakhi gifts and cards among dear ones to make this festival a memorable day for several years ahead.
No festival of India is ample in the absence of the typical Indian rituals. These rituals comprise get together, partying, give and take of different gifts and cards and a lot of sweets, singing and dancing. Mainly, this occasion goes to north and western region of India but now the whole world has started rejoicing this occasion with same verse and essence. Raksha Bandhan has become a fundamental portion of those customs. The occasion of rakhi has taken a bigger connotation global as it spreads synchronization and carries togetherness to the family members under one roof. Rakhi symbolizes love and affection between the brothers and sisters the bond of love that they have been shared since their infancy. This occasion embraces enormous implication in India. Raksha Bandhan reinforces the bond of love between brothers and sisters.
On the day of Raksha Bandhan, sisters make pooja thalis with diya, roli, rice, rakhi thread and sweets. They prepare raksha bandhan cards for their brothers. The custom inaugurates with a prayer in front of God then sisters ties rakhi thread to their brothers’ wrists during singing mantras, put roli and rice on their foreheads and prayers for their bliss and welfare. They give gifts to their brothers. In return the brothers accept the love with an assurance to stand by their sisters through all the worthy and immoral times. The brothers also wish for their sisters’ good and prosperous lives.
Raksha Bandhan has been celebrated this way for several years and it will be celebrated the same way with the same rituals and customs.