India is a land of festival and it consists of diverse religions, culture and traditions. India owes various religions, cultures and traditions. However, Raksha Bandhana is celebrated and accepted by mass of people across the world. Rakhi or Raksha Bandhana stands out as a unique gift of Indian culture.
Raksha Bandhana means a 'knot of protection'. It is a major Hindu festival that is celebrated to glorify the beauty of a brother-sister relationship. Every year on the full moon day of the Hindu month of ‘Shravana’, this sacred festival is celebrated all throughout India. Overlapping countries and even continents, these days the festival of Rakhi has earned the status of being a global festival. This has been solely due to the widely settled nature of the Indian Diasporas. This year too, Rakhi 2010 will be celebrated all across with great gusto and enthusiasm.
With the modern times, Raksha Bandhana has undergone major changes. However the customs that is followed remains the same, just the Rakhi and the gifts that are exchanged are tuned as per the modern way. Previous, Rakhi use to be of cotton string but now evolved to Silver Rakhi, Gold Rakhi and even Zardosi Rakhi. Almost a month before the festival, the stores all over decked with such rakhis. Similarly, unlike earlier times when cash and blessings were the most probable return gifts. These days’ electronic gadgets, apparels, sweets and jewelry have doubled up as rakhi return gifts.
Raksha Bandhan has also gone online, in this internet age! Sister’s rakhis and brother’s return gifts are now available online. Apart from the hundreds of types of Rakhis, there are also rakhi gifts for brothers and rakhi gifts for sisters. Sending an online rakhi is an easy and hassle free affair for siblings who are separated by geographical distances. Raksha Bandhana has now turned into a global festival, with services to deliver Rakhi all across India and even abroad within less time. Instead of spending hips-of-time shopping for that perfect rakhi and the perfect return gift, you can just check online stores and choose from a multitude of different rakhi and gifts. With almost all the major brands available online, shopping for gifts is a breeze.
This Raksha Bandhana, don’t let distance be a spoilsport in your celebrations!