The Raksha Bandhan festival is one of the most awaited Hindu festivals of India. This festival of threads has a great significance in Indian culture. It is not exactly possible to trace back the roots of this holy festival of love though there are various stories and myths heard about its origin. This is perhaps the only festival that celebrates the bondage of love between a brother and a sister in the whole world. Millions of people in India and Indians abroad celebrate Raksha Bandhan every year.
A sacred ornamental string Rakhi for Raksha Bandhan is a must. From time immemorial the Indian women celebrate this auspicious festival by conducting a small puja for her brother’s prosperity and well-being and subsequently tying Rakhi on their wrists, who in turn swears to protect their sisters in every way possible. After this the sisters feed their brothers with sweets and are followed by an exchange of gifts between them. The festival of Raksha Bandhan symbolises and enhances the love between brothers and sisters. If a brother is married, the sister also ties a thread called lumba on the wrist of her sister-in-law.
Given the importance of the festival, you can get a variety of Rakhi for brother on display in the shops. Different types of Raksha Bandhan gifts are available in the market. You can choose from among a wide range of gifts like sweets, chocolates, garments, decorative pieces, watches, other accessories and pre-arranged gift-hampers of different sizes and prices as per your requirement.
The special bond of love and affection between brothers and sisters turn into fun filled memories to cherish forever every time this day appears. But it may so happen that you or your brother may stay away from each other in this occasion, be it temporarily or permanently, Raksha Bandhan rituals can always be celebrated with full vigour by sending Rakhi to your brothers. You can send Rakhi to brother via post. There are shops and other modes to ensure the Rakhi delivery on time. You can even indulge in online Rakhi purchase and send it to your brother if you are away from him in this occasion. It may so happen that you are new to the locality where you stay and is not aware of the courier services. It is best to send Rakhi online in such cases. This will also save your time as well as help you in reaching the Rakhi to your brother on time. The brothers can also send online gifts or take help of posts or courier services to reach them to their sisters successfully.
Raksha Bandhan 2013 is due on the 20th of August this year. If you stay abroad or cannot be with your brother on the very day of Raksha Bandhan, you may feel sad and unhappy but you can always send Rakhi to India where your brother stays by means of post or take help of websites where you can purchase and send online Rakhi.