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Raksha Bandhan is like any other Hindu festival, where the whole family comes together, has fun, and eats together. If you have a brother, who lives far away from you in the USA you can send him Rakhis through Archies Online. Archies understands the significance of Raksha Bandhan, and promises delivery on time and in pristine condition. You can select a Rakhi from our wide range and add gifts and a card. Archies will carry your love over the seas to your brother’s doorstep. Your warmth will reach him in that faraway land and remind him of home and hearth.
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Raksha Bandhan – Festival of Bonding
The meaning of the word “Raksha Bandhan” in Sanskrit is the “Knot of Protection”. It is a festival which dates back several centuries and is mainly observed in the Indian sub-continent. It celebrates the unique love that exists between sisters and brothers.
Everyone takes the opportunity to dress up in traditional clothes. There is an air of excitement and joy. The sister performs an ‘Aarti’ and then ties a Rakhi on the brother’s wrist. Tying the Rakhi is a sacred bond that signifies the sister’s blessing for a healthy and prosperous future for her brother. In turn, brothers swear to protect their sister forever and give her a gift. The gift can be anything from a small trinket to expensive stuff. You can browse through the Archies online portal to look for the perfect gift.
Raksha Bandhan is celebrated on a different date each year. According to the Hindu calendar it should be celebrated on the Full Moon Day in the holy month of Shravan. This generally falls in the mid of August each year. You can see the buzz around Rakhi from weeks earlier as the sister looks for the perfect Rakhi and gifts for her darling brother. This creates an atmosphere of joy and love, which can be felt all around and the entire family waits for the annual reunion. Modern technology has made it possible for the siblings to go through the rituals while they are chatting on a video call.
Raksha Bandhan is celebrated throughout India, Nepal and some areas of Pakistan. The name of the celebration changes with the different places but the feelings do not change. It is also called the ‘Kajri Purnima’ and “Narayali’ Purnima in some states of India. Farmers across the coastal regions sow the wheat crop on this auspicious day. This is a festival to celebrate sibling bonds and this doesn’t always be limited by relations of blood. History has seen Rakshabandhan being celebrated by non-related people who revered their bonds till the end of time.
According to the mythology, Lord Vishnu lost three wars to the demon King Bali. In return, Bali demanded that Lord Vishnu stay with him. Vishnu agreed to the terms, but his wife Goddess Lakshmi didn’t like his decision. So, she decided to tie Rakhi to the Demon king Bali. In return, Bali asked Lakshmi her choice of gift. The clever Goddess asked him to release her husband. Bali couldn’t refuse and the acrimony ended.