Rakhi is an integral part of the festive occasion called Raksha Bandhan or Rakhi Purnima. The Rakhi is basically a cotton bracelet which may include a few embellishments and ornamentation and is given by a girl or woman to her brother or anyone else of the opposite gender who she considers as her brother, in return the brother gives her a gift which signifies his acceptance in treating her as his sister. This festival basically celebrates the love and duty and the bond of a brother and sister. ‘Raksha’ means protection and ‘Bandhan’ means bond. Hence, the significance of the festival.
Legend has it that Lord Yama, the God of Death had a sister named Yamuna who on “Shravan Purnima” tied a sacred thread on her brother’s wrist. Since then it has become a tradition for sisters to tie a rakhi for their brother, biologically related or not, and the brothers in turn bestow their blessing by giving her a gift.
The Noble Laureate, Rabindranath Tagore used this auspicious occasion as a community festival to spread the love and essence of brotherhood and national equity by tying the Rakhi which symbolises the same. Just as a nuptial knot signifies marital status or matrimony, the knot of the Rakhi signifies brotherhood. It is hence a symbol of universal brotherhood, kinship and goodwill.
The Rakhis nowadays are subject to a variety of modifications in terms of designs, embellishments and embroideries. There are also Rakhis meant for the smaller boys wherein the thread have cartoon characters and colourful beads embodied in them. You can even order Personalized Designer Rakhi's for your brothers with even their name written or embossed on the Rakhi's which can even be used as a bracelet post Rakhi. At FleAffair, get this variety of Designer Rakhis for all ages and at affordable prices.