Raksha Bandhan

How to prepare for Raksha Bandhan rakhi ceremony?

How to prepare for Raksha Bandhan rakhi ceremony?
Written by Pratiksha Priya

Raksha Bandhan, simply known as Rakhi, is approaching soon. After a few weeks, the time will be here to prepare for the occasion. Many families in India have already started planning what to do on this special occasion. Have you? 

Do you want to make this occasion memorable for your siblings? To do that, you first need to prepare for the festival so that the ceremony runs smoothly. Below we have provided a checklist for preparing for Raksha Bandhan celebrations. You can go through this list to know what needs to be done to have a fantastic Rakhi celebration!

Rakhi and gifts for siblings

The entire festival is about rakhi, a sacred thread tied around a brother’s wrist that symbolizes a bond of protection. So as a sister, make sure to pick the best rakhis that suit the age and preferences of your brothers. For plenty of options, you can shop at an online rakhi store that offers fancy rakhi, ethnic rakhi, feng shui rakhi, and more. You can also grab a combo gift like rakhi with chocolates, sweets, etc.

Brothers must also start searching for the best rakhi return gift for their sisters. Some of the best rakhi gifts for sisters are books, soft toys, handbags, jewelry, etc. 

Clean the house

When a festival is nearby, it’s sure that your house will be packed with guests. Even on Raksha Bandhan, your distant siblings and cousins will arrive at your home for the rakhi tying ritual. So, you have to make sure the house is well-cleaned and shining.

So, gather some cleaning supplies and start cleaning your house. First is the living room, where everyone will mostly be sitting, and then rest of the house. You can also change furniture arrangements to give your house a new look.

Decorate the puja thali 

Many pooja rituals in India include a thali where people keep roli, chawal, Chandan, flowers, and other items. A puja thali is also essential for the Raksha Bandhan rakhi tying ceremony. Usually, sisters place roli tika, chawal, mithai, and rakhis on it. 

You can also prepare the puja thali by decorating one for the occasion. You can take a paper plate and paint it with your desired color. You can decorate it with ribbons, small mirrors, or any decorative of your choice. If you are shopping for raksha bandhan at the last minute, then you can also buy a rakhi with puja thali combo from an online rakhi store.

Prepare sweets and snacks

Preparations for the Raksha Bandhan ceremony include preparing sweets or snacks for your brother and the guests. During the rakhi tying ritual, a sister also feeds a sweet to her brother. So, why not do something different this year? Instead of buying sweets from a nearby shop, if possible, make a sweet dish for your dearest brother and surprise him with your cooking skills. 

Thanks to the internet, even if you are an absolute novice in cooking, you can still follow detailed step-by-step recipes and create a delectable dish quickly. For Raksha Bandhan, the best sweets you can make easily are kaju barfi, gulab jamun, kheer, peda, etc.

Decorate the house

Festivals are all about celebrating the day with the entire family. For a joyous occasion such as Raksha Bandhan, decorating your house is a must, don’t you think? Even if not many guests are going to visit, you can still get into the merry spirit of the festival by adorning your home. 

So, there are many ways to decorate your home for the occasion. You can adorn the entrance of the home with marigold flower hangings. At the entrance of the home or in the puja room, you can also make a rangoli. Since the day is dedicated to the sibling bond, you can hang pictures of your siblings to adorn the living room. 

Dress up

Dressing up is also a part of the Raksha Bandhan preparations. Have you picked the perfect outfit for this festival? Dressing up in traditional wear is the best for festivals. So, get your lehenga, salwar suit, kurta pajama, etc., out and get well-dressed. Accessorize your look with some jhumkas, bracelets, etc. Look your best on this Raksha Bandhan! You can look for more Raksha Bandhan dress up ideas to look your best on this occasion.

Raksha Bandhan is about celebrating the day with your siblings and the entire family. So, ensure you get the best rakhi and gifts for them, dress your best, and adorn the home for the celebrations. Don’t be disheartened even if some of your siblings or cousins are away. Just send rakhi to them via an online rakhi store and celebrate with them virtually. Hope you have a happy and blissful Rakshabandhan!


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