Raksha Bandhan is a festival to celebrate your joy and happiness with your siblings. Brother sister relationships are something very different and unique, they are rivals and friends, first playmates, and adults’ oldest friends. They shape each other's lives which is incapable of being anticipated. Their whole youth is an uninterrupted power struggle of getting the maximum attention.
They have shared some of the most amazing bonds since childhood, the bond of brother and sister, the bond of friendship, they are like your second parents. They will do everything, nourish your talent, relish your success, give you guidance, protect you, brace you in the most difficult situation. They may make each other whine but never let anyone make you cry.
This festival is celebrated with fever on the last day of the Hindu lunar calendar month of Shravana. Raksha Bandhan’s literal meaning is "the bond of Protection" In urban India, where families are increasing nuclear, the festival is celebrated with first cousins.
Brother- Sister's tie is full of devotion and warmth. Here are some ideas to decorate your Rakhi Thali.
Raksha Bandhan thali is quite similar to the thali meant for performing puja of the deities. Rakhi Thalis plays a vital role in the traditional celebration of this auspicious festival. Raksha Bandhan Puja Thali is a relatively new concept in the new age of online shopping. Introduced to fill the gap created by distances and generates an aura of being in the vicinity of our legendary culture and traditions. Hence getting a traditional Rakhi Thali is certainly a great idea because it includes all the items needed to perform for the Rakhi rituals.
These are handcrafted with variations and styles to give each Thali a unique appearance that speaks of elegance. These exceptional and attractive thalis contain all the important elements besides a designer Rakhi to complete all the etiquette. Rakhi Thali is decorated with love and the utmost care and carry.
Rakhi is not just a piece of thread in which the sister ties around the wrist of their brothers and safeguarding the latter from all evils but it represents love and sublime sentiments. Over the years, with the change in generations, the way of celebrating rakhi has also changed. There has been a considerable transformation in Rakhi and has come a long way from a simple piece of thread to modern-day Rakhis which are more trendy and get inspiration from the latest jewelry and fashion trends. Sister's are also sending rakhi online to brothers.
A small and decorated Nariyal (coconut) is placed in the thali. The Nariyal occupies a place of importance in all the Hindu puja rituals. It is broken and offered after the worship and distributed as prasad to everyone.
Roli (Vermillion) and Chawal (Rice) are the preeminent elements. Together it is applied on the forehead. It is a very unique spot where all our energy is said to be concentrated. As per the Hinduism tradition and is defined in Vedas that we all have one energy source or chakra or plexus known as HAMSA CHAKRA on our forehead.
In India, it is called with different names Mauli, Moui, Raksha Sutra, Pratisara (in North India), Kaapu, Kayiru, or Charandu (in South India). It is a red-yellow colored ritual protection thread. It symbolizes long life and Shields against an adversary and it is believed that wearing this will keep God's blessings with you.
It is also spelled Kalash or kalasa is a metal pot with a large base, which can hold a coconut. These Thalis contain a small Kalash which is considered a symbol of abundance and "source of life" according to the Vedas and fills the home with sacredness.
Lighting the Dia or Deepak during puja is to remove the darkness from the mind and heart. It can be made of clay or metal with a cotton wick dipped in ghee or vegetable oils. It is believed that lighting Deepak eliminates the negative vibe present in the atmosphere.
All these items are decorated and placed in Thali which is made of different materials and is highly embellished. Hindu Symbols of Om and Swastik symbols are outlined at the center of Puja Thali. At home, Puja Thali can be made by laying a clean piece of cloth or a banana leaf over Thali.
Another very important thing about the festival of Rakhi is the mind-blowing Raksha Bandhan sweet delicacies. Mithai adds more happiness and sweetness. Sweets are the best gift to express your Love to your Dearest Brother this Raksha Bandhan.
The effect of the Raksha Bandhan celebrations echoes throughout our lives.