The word Raksha Bandhan conveys very special emotions and a nostalgic appeal for brothers and sisters. Rakhi 2012, akin to the other years falls on Shravan Purnima which is in the month of August this year. Girls wake up early in the morning and offer prayers. They set the puja thali with vermillion and rakhi and offer prayers to the thread as well. Brothers then give them Rakhi return gifts. The extended meaning of the festival is that the strong protect the vulnerable and the weak in turn pray that they are protected by the thread. The thread is believed to bring good luck to the person wearing it.
Raksha Bandhan today is not merely restricted to the traditional saffron colored Rakhis. Today there is a host of fancy rakhis that make the day all the more special. The most popular types of fancy Rakhis are as follows:
When Rakhi was first celebrated, a Rakhi was just a simple thread tied over the right hand of the individual and with its rising popularity it is today a festival that reflects style and panache. This is best exemplified by the fact that today Rakhi is not merely a thread, but it is a colorful thread festooned with sequins, beads and semi-precious stones.
Zari and Zardosi Rakhis:
Zari Rakhis as the name denotes are made from colorful zari threads and festooned with beads, stones, strands of satin and more. The other major highlight is the fact that the Rakhis are festooned with an intricate metal wire craft. The silk thread is sometimes combined with a fine metal wire to produce absolutely stunning results.
It is also a popular tradition to opt for Rakhi gift sets. The Rakhis in sets or Rakhis in pairs are apt if you are contemplating gifting bhaiya bhabhi rakhis or wish to have some accompaniments along with the rakhi.
Are you fond of pearls? How about opting for rakhis festooned with white and cream beads that appear like pearls? This is the apt choice for someone who loves intricate designs and for a brother who appreciates such creativity.
Are you looking for an apt Rakhi to buy for a little one? How about opting for the wide range of Kids Rakhis available today? Kids rakhis are a special section dedicated to Rakhis with unique motifs including cartoon characters and the most famous animation motifs. So, if a little one is all set to celebrate Rakhi do opt for the special and effervescent Kids rakhi.
Gold and Silver Rakhi:
Want to have your Rakhi mimic a metallic thread? You could try the exquisite Gold and Silver Rakhi to add verve to the festival. If the recipient likes things with a metallic finish, opt for the wide range of rakhis in gold and silver popularly known as Gold Rakhi and Silver Rakhi respectively.
The Fancy Rakhi is for someone who likes to flaunt vivid colors. So, for the reveler who loves bright hues, the fancy rakhis are apt.
If you love Zardosi work on your silk kurtas, chances are, you are going to like Rakhis festooned with Zardosi designs.
Wish to add a splash of devotion in the Rakhis that you send? How about opting for sacred threads from the divine Rakhi collection? The divine Rakhi is apt for a recipient who loves to add a touch of divinity and also for someone who is pious by nature.
Bhaiya Bhabhi Rakhi:
This is a special segment of Rakhi which is contemporary in design and style. This exclusive range of Rakhis may be sent to both brother and sister in law. Any festival is incomplete without rakhis for brother and sister in law. This raksha Bandhan choose from a wide range of Rakhis at Infibeam.com. The humble Rakhi has transformed in a big way and revelers today are keen on opting for nothing but the best.
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