‘Raksha Bandhan’ the name is the enough to understand about the festivals. The festival signifies the relationship between brother and sister. A sister ties the sacred thread to the wrist of the brother in this festival. According to Sanskrit terminology, Raksha Bandhan means “the tie or knot of protection” where “Raksha” stands for the protection and “Bandhan” signifies the verb to tie.
Raksha Bandhan is one of the most popular festivals in India. Indian celebrates the festival on the full moon day of the Hindu lunisolar calendar in the month of Shravana. According to the English calendar, it normally falls in the August month. Unlike every year, this time also the festival falls on 26th August, Sunday in 2018. Rakhi Bandhan is also known as Rakhi Poornima, Nariyal Poornima and Kajari Poornima in different states across the country. Not only siblings but also Raksha Bandhan can be celebrated between brothers and sisters who are not biologically related.
Why Do We Celebrate Raksha Bandhan?
Raksha Bandhan is a protection of bond between brother and sister. Sisters ritually protect their brothers by tieing a Rakhi to the wrist of brothers. Apart from India Nepal also celebrates Rakhi Bandhan that is called ‘Doro’. The relationship between brother and sister is always extraordinary and the Raksha Bandhan has been celebrating since ages. Moreover, there are several stories and myths about Raksha Bandhan from Lord Krishna and Draupathi, King Bali and Goddess Laxmi, Birth of Santoshi Ma, Rani Karnavati and Emperor Humayun to Alexander, the Great and King Puru.
Different Types Of Rakhi For Your Brothers
Raksha Bandhan is one of the most awaited festivals, especially for sisters. When it comes to buying Rakhi sisters spend a lot of time in searching Rakhi for a brother. Although it is a simple holy thread, Rakhi comes with several designs and colors which are attractive and beautiful. I have found some Rakhi with a different design for your brother on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan.
Pearl Rakhi is one of the attractive and adorable Rakhis which is made of attractive pearls. Pear Rakhi signifies the purity and innocence of the relationship between brother and sister. You can get a wide range of Pear Rakhi in different designs mixed with scintillating gemstones, multi-colored beads, and threads online as well as offline stores.
Mauli Rakhi is considered as one of the auspicious Rakhis which comes with red, green and yellow threads. It is also known as s Kalava and Charadu. Mauli Rakhis are classy and traditional which are cheaper than others. Moreover, Mauli Rakhis are comfortable to wear. You can get Mauli Rakhi for your brother in different design, numerous varieties color, and shapes.
Do you have a little brother? Well, get a Musical Rakhi for your little brother. Musical Rakhi is one of the suitable Rakhis for kids that plays a special kind of music which may be melodious or unique and sometimes resembles an animal’s voice. There are several designs available in Musical Rakhi such as a small stuffed toy or teddy, an interesting shape of musical instruments like a guitar or a piano etc. When you press the stuffed toys, you can hear the music.
Rudraksha signifies Godliness, ultimate truth, and eternity of life in Hindu culture. Rudraksha is the seed of the fruit of the tree of the same name that means teardrops of Lord Shiva. Moreover, wearing Rudraksha is beneficial for the health. It can control the heartbeat, also maintain the blood circulation, prevent heart attacks, high blood pressure and many more. So, if you select a Rudraksha Rakhi for your brother on Raksha Bandhan, it never can be a bad choice.
Make the Raksha Bandhan more positive and auspicious with a Sandalwood Rakhi. Sandalwood Rakhi has been using since old ages which can strengthen the bond between brothers and sisters. Sandalwood Rakhi looks ethnic and artistic. You can get them in different designs and different shapes.
Above all else, there are so many different types of Rakhis out there such as Diamond Rakhi, Jewel rakhis, Bracelet Rakhi, Zardosi Rakhi and many more. Choose anyone amongst them and make this special occasion more special.
Happy Raksha Bandhan!