“They tease each other, knock down each other, irritate each other, but can’t live without each other.”
Brothers and sisters share a love-hate relationship that exemplifies every brother and sister bond. Someone rightly said, “a sibling can gladly donate a kidney for you but nothing can convince them to share a piece of chocolate with you!” This is what makes this relationship even more special that a festival was created to just celebrate the bond between them.
A brother will go to any lengths to protect his sister and the sisters will always pray for the brother’s well-being and long life. Raksha Bandhan is just the celebration of this selfless and pure bond that both share with each other. The bond, so strong that it is almost impossible to break. There is a saying that a friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a difficult time. The siblings become the lens through which you look at the childhood days.
Raksha Bandhan is celebrated on the full moon day of the Hindu month of Shravana in India. The word “Raksha Bandhan” is made up of two words “Raksha”, which means protection, and Bandhan which means a bond. Sisters tie Rakhi which is a thread of protection on their brother’s wrist with the love and affection of a sister for her brother. The thread symbolises the togetherness and inseparable bond of love and trust between the siblings.
The day starts with the sister fasting for the brother for their long life till the rakhi is tied. Both of them wear new clothes. The ceremony starts with a ritual that involves the lighting of the earthen lamp followed by the performing of aarti by the sisters. Then, sisters apply “tilak” on the forehead of their brothers praying for the well-being of their brother. This is followed by a ritual that involves feeding a portion of sweet/ dessert to the brother and finally, the rakhi is tied around the wrist of the brother as a symbol of love and togetherness.
We cannot forget gifts because gifts are one of the most important parts of the Rakhi celebrations. Brothers are supposed to gift their sisters on the occasion as a token of love to their sisters and sometimes sisters do the same. Gifting your sister can take a lot of thinking up to do because their expectations are high, especially during the festive season and brothers cannot afford to disappoint them on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan. Looking for the Best gift for sister on Rakhi can be daunting and overwhelming because it will be wrapped in emotions and the gift will be a testament to the time and priceless moments you spend with each other. A gift that will pamper your sister, strengthen your sibling bond and make her feel that you love her and care for her, regardless of all your silly fights. The best gift on Raksha Bandhan for sister is the one that evokes nostalgia and takes you through the memory lane.
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