Ways to Celebrate Raksha Bandhan in Traditional Style!!

Rakhi is one of the most widely celebrated festivals of India. It is commemorated in the month of Shravana on a Full-moon day. It has different names in different places, such as Rakhi Purnima in northern part, Kajari Purnima in U.P, M.P, Upakarman in A.P, T.N, Kerala. The auspicious occasion of Raksha bandhan is celebrated to rejoice the fraternity of siblinghood. It signifies the rich affection and love between sisters & brothers. The preparation for Rakhi starts 2 days before the celebration. Shops are filled with colourful rakhis, exclusive gifts and special sweets are offered at discounted prices, while siblings living at distances make plannings for the special day with much delight and fervour.Traditional rakhiOn the sacred rakhi morning, the sister takes an early bath and gets ready for the rituals by arranging the beautiful rakhi threads, roli, akshat, diya, incense sticks, sweetmeats & money in the Rakhi Puja Thaali. The holi thread of rakhi is worshipped before offering it to the brother. Meanwhile the brother also gets ready for the ritual and after making offerings to the god, the sister performs aarti of her brother with the prepared puja thaali. The ritual includes tying the pretty sacred rakhi thread on the brother’s wrist and applying tilak of kumkum on his forhead. The sister also recites a sacred Mantra for the well-being and long life of her brother and is regarded as very auspicious. The rice grains are dispersed on his head signifying blessing. The money is given out to the poor, and finally the sister offers sweets to her adorable brother.

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