How to Celebrate Raksha Bandhan: Raksha Bandhan is celebrated since ancient times. Since the festival is deeply connected to Indian culture, the festival is celebrated by almost every community in India. Raksha Bandhan is one of the festivals dedicated to spreading love and strengthening the bond between brother and sister. Here we will talk about the Raksha Bandhan celebration in India. at the end of this article, you will get a clear picture of how people prepare for and celebrate the Raksha Bandhan festival.
Raksha Bandhan Preparation
The preparation for the Rakhi celebration starts almost 15 days before and it continues till the date of Raksha Bandhan. The market is full of Rakhi and sweet shops. The shopkeepers decorate their shops with different Rakhi designs with quality and price. Sisters used to purchase Rakhi from the market and keep them for the Rakhi festival.
On the day of the Raksha Bandhan festival, a different excitement can be seen in our home. There is a sweets galore and carnival spirit in all the homes. We can see a great festivity in all the houses where the entire family tries to get together.
Rakhi songs are played in every home and people love to listen on this auspicious occasion. Family members flaunt new clothes. Women and girls apply henna on their palms. Sisters decorate a plate with a Beautiful Rakhi, a lamp, Roli, Rice, some flowers, and sweets. checkout the steps suggested for your Raksha Bandhan preparation here-
- Make a list of Beautiful Rakhi Song
- Write a beautiful Rakhi song
- Choose a Beautiful Rakhi Design
- Keep Mehandi on your palm
- Wear a Traditional Dress
- Choose a decent Rakhi Design
- Decorate a beautiful Raksha Bandhan Thali
- Play Raksha Bandhan’s song
- Get ready with your own Raksha Bandhan song
- Keep fasting before the Raksha Bandhan tie ceremony
Rakhi Tie Ceremony
On the day of the Rakhi festival, there is a suitable time for the Rakhi celebration. At the right time, brother and sister sit together. Sister picks the right hand and ties a Rakhi on the wrist. The sisters perform their brother’s aarti apply tilak and rice on the forehead as a blessing and serve a piece of sweets. To make this ceremony more special, sometimes my sister used to sing a beautiful Rakhi song in her own voice. In return, the brother promises lifelong protection and gives a gift to the sister. There are 7 steps of the Rakhi tie ceremony as below-
Step 1- Play Raksha Bandhan’s song
Step 2- Tie Rakhi on the right hand of your brother
Step 3- Keep Roli on the forehead of your brother
Step 5- You have to eat sweets with your hand to your brother
Step 6- Keep aarti of your brother with both hands
Step 7- Sing a beautiful Raksha Bandhan song
Raksha Bandhan Celebration
Rakhi celebrations take place at various places. It can be easily seen at governing offices and army camps. Raksha Bandhan is celebrated in school in many ways. School administration organizes a Rakhi ceremony. Special completion is organized such as poetry writing, poster making, Rakhi ceremony, and sweet distribution.
Hindu women travel back to their parent homes every year for this special ceremony. Sometimes brother lives at his parents’ home to travel to their sister’s married home to complete this ceremony and escort her.
Sometimes students visit ministers’ offices and tie a Rakhi on their wrist. We can easily see our prime minister, president, and other ministers participating in the Rakhi tie ceremony. Women from all age groups including small children participate with full joy and excitement.
Indian people don’t forget to armed forces on this day and celebrate this festival. The celebration takes place at army headquarters, their camps, and in the border area. Women from the nearby area visit there and tie a Rakhi to the army personnel. Sometimes they send Rakhi by courier services if they can’t reach their brother’s home on the day of the Raksha Bandhan festival.
Our festival celebration also flourished with digital celebrations. In this day of the internet, the concept of sending rachis and gifts directly through online stores is also a new trend. Some even opt for virtual Rakhi instead of real ones.
Also Read: Precautions During Rakhi Tying Ceremony