Raksha Bandhan Festival
The joyous festival that strengthens the brother-sister bond, Raksha Bandhan is here again. Raksha Bandhan means 'bond of protection', where a brother promises his sister that he will always protect her. Brothers and sisters look forward to this auspicious day with lots of verve. It's even said that siblings who are not even on talking terms, unite together again on Raksha Bandhan. That's the kind of impact Raksha Bandhan has on personal bonds.
Raksha Bandhan celebrates the pure and sacred relationship between siblings. All brothers and sisters zest up in preparation of this occassion, Raksha Bandhan. This beautiful festival primarily belongs to the northern and western region of India and is celebrated with much pomp and gaiety. It has the magical power to bring siblings closer.
Preparation of Raksha Bandhan festival
Much before the festival Raksha Bandhan, you will see fancy and colourful Rakhis, delicious sweets, diyas in every market. Women start shopping for new clothes, Rakhis and Raksha Bandhan gifts much in advance. This is one festival which does not let distance affect the brother-sister bonding. Every sister would send Rakhis to their distant brother and they would in return send gifts to her.
Raksha Bandhan is a good time to do roaring business. All people in business wait in anticipation for this day to make Raksha Bandhan promotions and make huge profits. From garment to electronic shops, gift to furniture shops, they run several Raksha Bandhan offers. They give amazing discounts to attract more customers and people generally fall for such attractive Raksha Bandhan offers.
So, how actually is this festival celebrated?
This day is marked with family gatherings, celebrations, exchange of sweets and Raksha Bandhan gifts. The family members would get up early in the morning and get ready for the rituals. On Raksha Bandhan, sisters perform 'aarti' and put 'tilak' on the forehead of her brother on Raksha Bandhan. The sister then ties Rakhi on the wrist of her brother. Rakhi is not just a colourful thread but it is a thread of love, affection, care and promises. Then they both pray to God for the well being of each other and their family. Brothers make promises to always take good care and be there for their sisters. And the most exciting thing for sisters is that their brothers pamper and gift them Raksha Bandhan gifts as a mark of love. The fun, the excitement, the happiness that surrounds this festival is matchless.
Like every year, Raksha Bandhan 2012 will also be all about affection, love, union, deep emotions and care for siblings. This festival will once again bring family reunion; there will be lots of fun and enjoyment. There will be lots of delicious food, sweets and beautiful gifts in Raksha Bandhan 2012. All the sweet memories, Rakhis, Raksha Bandhan gifts, warm greetings, emotions and love will be shared again.
May this auspicious Raksha Bandhan in 2012 fill your life with happiness, prosperity and good luck!