Date: 18th August, 2016
The most awaited event Raksha Bandhan solely related to the pious bond of brothers and sisters is celebrated every year on full moon day of Shravan (July-August). This propitious day celebrates the unconditional bonding between siblings through rakhi tying ceremony. Sisters tie a holy thread onto the hands of the brothers and pray to Almighty for their well being. It is said that the divine thread tied on a brotherís wrist is even stronger and capable enough to foster siblinghood.
With changing times, the way of celebrating Rakhi has also changed. However, the essence of the celebration still remains the same as it was centuries back.Changing Trends in Rakhi Thread
At present scenario, Rakhi celebration showcases a perfect blend of traditional and modern trends. The transition in festival has given Rakhi threads a newer yet more redefined look. Now we have a more options in threads than ever in terms of designs, shapes as well as materials. Nowadays the whole market is flooded with different types of rakhis to choose from. They are as follows:
- Sandalwood Rakhi
- Rakhi with cartoon characters, for kids.
- Musical Rakhi
- Zari Rakhi
- Floral Rakhi
- Reshami Rakhi
- Rudraksha Rakhi
- Divine Rakhi or rakhi with symbols of Hindu God & Religion on it
- Stones Rakhi
- Precious stones Rakhi
- Beads Rakhi
- Rakhi with metal chain
- Gold/Silver/Diamond Rakhi
- Bracelet Rakhi etc.
Changing Trends in Rakhi Thali
In order to amplify the delight of this beautiful celebration, Rakhi thalis are quite popular among Indians. A few years back these thalis were simple in which sisters used to put all essentials required for the celebration. Now with change in time, these auspicious plates too have gone through tremendous change in terms of designs, shapes as well as materials. Now these thalis are available in different materials like brass, gold, silver, stainless steel, copper and more. Some come with pre-installed bowls of roli and chawal and with beautiful patterns, designs and arts.
The most popular thalis nowadays include Choco-Toffee Thali, Floral Thali, Dry Fruit Thali, Roli Turmeric Thali and more.Changing Trends in Sending Rakhi Worldwide
Those siblings miles away from each other unable to meet can choose a number of options to greet each other. Now, with changing trends sending rakhi to abroad or a far off place has become easier. Different ways of sending rakhi to a far off place are as follows:
- Through E-mails
- By Post
- Send gifts through Courier
- Online Rakhi Greeting Cards or E-Cards