Raksha Bandhan 2016

Raksha Bandhan has been celebrated for centuries in India and is a celebration of the sacred bond between brother and sister. It is said to be the only festival of its kind in the whole world. Raksha Bandhan in sanskrit literally translates to “the knot of protection. It is an ancient Vedic festival which is celebrated every year on the full moon day of the month of Shravan (August). This year Raksha Bandhan falls on the 18th of August, Thursday.

golden-n-pink-beads-rakhi-rajdny8907275366553-plOn the day of this auspicious festival, as a ritual, the sister ties a colorful rakhi (a sacred thread that symbolizes the love between siblings) around her brother’s wrist. The festival is kicked off by performing a traditional aarti and concludes with prayers for the well-being, good health, prosperity and happiness of the whole family.

silver-floral-symbol-rakhi-for-men-rajjgjrk7ss-lUpon the conclusion of the prayer, the sister applies a tilak (a colorful mark or symbol of some religious significance) on her brother’s forehead. After this, her brother vows to guide and protect his sister throughout her life, under all circumstances. Moreover, as a part of the tradition, the brother presents his sister with varied and exciting gifts. Gifts play a prominent role, as they symbolize tokens of love and affection. The brother may also feed his sister sweets and the like with his own hands. Then they hug and the whole family congratulates them and proceeds in commemorating the festive celebration of brother-sister love and protection. Sending a bouquet of flowers along with a rakhi thali and some sweets to boot  on this auspicious day is considered a lovely gesture in today’s world as brothers and sisters might even be living on separate continents.Even in the larger cities like Mumbai, families don’t and often can’t easily meet because of their busy schedules and day-to-day lives. That is why most often, it is best to send your flower greetings across with a bouquet, rakhi and sweets. Even though the families might not be able to celebrate this occasion together, the significance of this auspicious day can surely be met with a lovely flower bouquet from a reputed florist. But if you’re looking for some amazing rakhis or other gifts to gift your sibling this Raksha Bandhan, then you might want to check out reputed websites like Cbazaar.com who have exceptional collections of Raksha Bandhan gifts stocked up to the gills, so that you may gift your sibling something amazing at incredible prices as well.

yazuri-seren-earrings-ermyzseren-plEven in the larger cities like Mumbai, families don’t and often can’t easily meet because of their busy schedules and day-to-day lives. That is why most often, it is best to send your flower greetings across with a bouquet, rakhi and sweets. Even though the families might not be able to celebrate this occasion together, the significance of this auspicious day can surely be met with a lovely flower bouquet from a reputed florist. But if you’re looking for some amazing rakhis or other gifts to gift your sibling this Raksha Bandhan, then you might want to check out reputed websites like Cbazaar.com who have exceptional collections of Raksha Bandhan gifts stocked up to the gills, so that you may gift your sibling something amazing at incredible prices as well. Choose from some elegant and pretty rakhi threads in gorgeous colors along with some stunning potli bags in a myriad of different shades and embroidery and designs.

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