Before we begin with ways to make this Raksha Bandhan special for all, let’s know when is raksha bandhan in 2020?
Raksha Bandhan which is also known as Rakhi, is falling on Monday, 3 August 2020.
Having a Brother is like having a nagging buddy that you can’t get rid of. Whatever you do, they will still be there, to create a lovely mess!Dipika Singh
When I wrote this Raksha Bandhan quote, the face of my younger brother’ with his typical wicked smirk floated in front of my eyes. Whatever you do, they will always be there, stuck with you for life! But, can you imagine a single day without their mischief, well I am sure, we can’t! They are messy, nagging, irritating, but they make our life gleeful. Siblings make Raksha Bandhan special for all in the family, with their love and laughter.
Siblings are those BFFs (best friends forever) which you cannot choose but tolerate for life (pun intended). My brother is one such special gem, which Mom & Dad brought home without my permission. End of story. Our old family photos are witness to this iconic sibling love.
But, with time and life everything changes, the same cat-and-mouse, die-hard enemies turn into best friends, into confidants. Rakhi or Raksha Bandhan is the day to celebrate this special bond, love among siblings.
Let’s know about Raksha Bandhan history?
A little background about this festival, we must know the reason why it is celebrated. If tomorrow, our kids ask a direct question about this festival, we shouldn’t run to search it on google.
There are many legends linked with Hindu mythology and Raksha Bandha. One such very famous legend that I have grown listening to is that of Lord Krishna and Draupadi. In Mahabharata, when Lord Krishna was hurt fighting the war with some king and was left bleeding from his wrist. Draupadi tore a piece of cloth and tied around his wrist to stop the bleeding. Krishna was deeply touched by this gesture and promised to repay her love and devotion whenever she needs that. Source BetterIndia
When is Raksha Bandhan celebrated?
This festival is observed as a symbol of love between brothers and sisters. On this day, a sister ties a beautiful thread called Rakhi around the wrist of her brother. With this thread, she prays for his health, growth, and well-being. In return, brother promises his unconditional support and ‘protection’ to his sister. With time the definitions are altered, however, the essence of this special bonding still remains intact.
How can you make Raksha Bandhan special for all?
Today, connectivity has brought the whole world at our finger-tips. So close yet so far! Relations, traditions, and feelings have taken a backseat in this fast-paced Digi-savvy world. Rakhi brings cheer and smile on your brother/sister’s face. Let them feel special, loved, and spoilt 🙂
1. Easy DIY Homemade Rakhi gifts for brother –
Homemade rakhi is in trend and nothing feels lovelier than a handmade cute thread filled with love and warmth on your brother’s wrist. You can also add some fun, and a little quirk to match the temperament of the relationship with your brother. Get crafty by adding his favorites, keep it simple and easy on the size.
2. Seed Rakhi to make this Raksha Bandhan special and Eco-friendly for your brother
An eco-friendly seed rakhi is relatively a new entrant in the market to add sustainability and more greens in our lives.
Indibni, a Jaipur-based gifting startup started by Nitin Jian and Ankit Jain with the vision of promoting ingenious and original gift items to online shoppers. Seedrakhi is one such initiative wherein you can buy the whole do-it-yourself kit and create your own seed rakhi. After the festival is over, the same rakhi can be planted into a plant/tree. Isn’t this amazing and absolutely adorable idea to make Raksha Bandhan special for all. You can also order rakhi gift for brother online.
3. Gold or Diamond: Premium Rakhi for your Brother
We usually don’t get the chance of gifting anything special to brothers, as they never leave a single opportunity of robbing our wallets. Raksha Bandhan is the right occasion to invest in a precious rakhi and bring a smile on their face.
You have many options today to choose from the precious metals like gold, silver, diamond, precious or semi-precious stone rakhis for your brother. Silver and Gold rakhi are quite trending over the past few years. Sandalwood rakhi also have many takers.
4. Make the best delicacies, his favorite (least) dishes
I would love to tease him by preparing all his least favorite dishes, only to save the best for the last. Create memories for life, make this, and every Raksha Bandhan special by adding fun and liveliness into it.
There is no fun in plain simple celebration, this festival celebrates siblings, which means love and war at the same time 😉
5. Personalized gifts to make Raksha Bandhan special for all.
Customized Rakhi is that special something you can invest in this Raksha Bandhan. Add some fun or quirk by customizing an old memory, or funny anecdote from the past. You can easily get such rakhis on Amazon, Indiamart, and other e-commerce sites. Order rakhi gifts online for your sister or brother.
Best Return Gifts on Raksha Bandhan for your sister – Don’t worry, just give her your credit/debit card. She is capable enough to make you happy (pun intended) throughout the year.
Raksha Bandhan special tip – make this festival memorable by preserving the memories for life in sibling portraits.
6. Binge watch on Netflix or catch up some old childhood movies together
The fun of watching old movies together is great, I recently caught up an old classic with my brother. We were giggling, laughing, and had so much fun teasing each other by remembering old times.
Netflix is another best option to make raksha bandhan special and spend some easy, stress-free time together. The point is you enjoy each other’s company without any distractions.
Pro Tip: Switch off your mobile phones.
7. Be a pillar of strength for your Sister –
Women are warriors, we have the ability to make adjustments with our surroundings. However, for a sister, there would be no better gift than her brother’s complete support. Take a stand for her if you are in a position to, give her the courage to take a step forward. Be her shadow, which never leaves her side.
On this note, I wish a great and happy Raksha Bandhan to all siblings out there.
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