Rakhi is a festivity that celebrates the beautiful relationship that a brother and sister share. It is a very sacred relation that truly deserves a special celebration. It is owing to this reason that, Rakhi festival celebration is given so much importance in India. It is one of the most prominent festivities that are celebrated with gaiety and enthusiasm by the people of India. Read on to know more about Raksha bandhan celebrations in India.
In the contemporary times, dynamism is what is ruling the world.
Everything is becoming more and more flexible to cope with the changing
times. Same goes for the celebration of Rakhi festivity too. As the
rituals and customs have undergone a major transformation, similarly the
style of celebration is also witnessing constant changes to suit the
modern era. People still value their traditions and the basic essence of
celebrating the Rakhi festival has not changed, but yes, the
celebrations now take place with splendid grandeur.
People spend lavishly on every small thing that is associated with the
Rakhi festivity. There is a class in everything that people choose to
buy. If you go for shopping during the festive occasion of Rakhi, you'll
be amazed to see the fabulous variety available in the styles of Rakhis,
ranging from simple mouli and zari rakhi to resham and beaded rakhis.
Many days before the arrival of Rakhi festivity, people start making
preparations for the special occasion. The shopping malls are lighted
for welcoming the visitors.
The Archies gallery and other gift shops witness large crowds of
people. People throng the shopping malls and the garment stores are
simply flooded with people. People shop for new apparels, rakhis, diyas
and other gift items for their siblings. Gift items come up in real
lucrative packaging and this is what tempts people into buying it.
Assorted chocolates are always in demand. The sweet shops and
confectionary shops witness maximum business during the festive occasion
Well, on the day of Raksha bandhan, people get up early and wear their
new attire. The day begins with the offering of prayers to the deities.
After seeking the blessings of God, the sister brings her thali and
performs the aarti. Thereafter, she applies tika on the forehead of her
brother by mixing rice and vermillion and then ties rakhi on the wrist
of her brother. She offers him sweets and prays for the good health and
prosperity of her brother. The brother then presents her a gift and vows
that he will protect her till the last breath of his life and promises
to stand by her side in her good and bad times. This is how Rakhi
festivity is celebrated in India.