Rakhi or "Raksha Bandhan" is a combination of two words, "Raksha" meaning protection and "Bandhan" meaning bond. So it signifies the bond of protection. The protection is not limited to physical protection but spiritual protection as well against all evils.
How Raksha Bandhan is celebrated in India In India, Raksha Bandhan has great significance and is celebrated with a lot of spirit. Sisters tie the sacred thread of Rakhi India on the brother's right hand, exchange Rakhi gifts and mouth watering sweets and pray to God for the protection of their brother. In return, the brother promises that he will protect the sister against all evils. People wear new clothes on this day and go to temple.
On the day of Rakhi the brothers usually prefer to go for traditional outfits like Kurta-Payjamas, Pathan Suits, Kurta-Jeans etc. The sisters usually wear designer Indian sarees with little or heavy carving. Some sisters also go for Salwar-Kameez, Chudidaar-Kurta, Saree, Lehengas, Parellels-Short Kurtas or other apparels.
Rakhi Shopping A few days before the arrival of Rakhi, sisters go to the market looking for Rakhi and sweets. These days, most of the gifts are available online and a lot of the new generation sisters order online as well. There are lots of types of rakhis and personalized rakhi gift hampers, with several designs, in the market all over.
How To Send Rakhi To India Indians now live all over the world but still celebrate the auspicious festival of Raksha Bandhan with same enthusiasm. The sisters do try to come over to celebrate Rakhi in person with their brothers, but sometimes it is not possible. In this case you can send the Rakhi and sweets / chocolates online to India from all over the world and celebrate the festival. There are also options available to send personalized photo gifts in the hampers that make the occasion all the more memorable.
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