History of Rakshabandhan
Celebration of Rakhi
The raksha bandhan is celebrated as one of the festivals in India and also in some parts of Pakistan and Nepal. Not only the Hindus but also the Sikhs and Jains celebrate this festival. The festival is celebrated by tying the rakhi from the sisters (shreya) to their brothers (shaurya) on this occasion after doing their puja known as arati. This ritual is performed by almost in 90% of India. The people also first tie the rakhi to Ganesha and then to their real brothers as well as cousins. The home is also decorated with flowers and the environment becomes festive. The sweets are also one of the important parts of this festival. After tying the rakhi the sister makes the brother eat the sweets.
Specialty of Rakhi
The rakhi is not only a holy thread but also known as the thread of love that love which bonds the brother to his sister. The specialty of rakhi is that the brother promises his sister to take care of her in any condition and protect her in each and every possible way he can. This defines a relationship of brother and sister and bonding between them. It’s not only about tying a rakhi but also accepting one’s responsibility with full dedication and making them work. Now a day the importance of rakhi had been increased because of the nuclear families where only 2 brothers or sisters are there it bounds the family as the sisters revolve around to tie rakhi to their cousins or the get together is organized by family. It not only works as refreshment but also allow the people to meet and interact with their dear and near ones.