Raksha Bandhan is the festival that strengthens the bond of love and affection in between the siblings. It is a very popular festival which is celebrated with great zest and zeal in India and also outside the world where the Hindus reside. This is a day dedicated for the purest bond in between the siblings. The day is celebrated with great zest and zeal and siblings don’t let even a stone unturned to make it the most memorable event of the year.
Coming to the rituals of Raksha Bandhan then it is something that makes the event special. As per the ritual of the festival, sister is supposed to tie the thread of Rakhi around brother’s wrist. It is considered to be the sacred thread of protection that will guard brother from all the evils of his life. She first puts tilak on his forehead and then ties Rakhi. She completes the rituals from her end by offering sweets to brother. Once she is done with her doings then there comes the turn of brother. As a reward of her dedication and love, brother presents gifts to sister. There is a custom of presenting cash and gift both as Rakhi return gift. And, this is how the festival is celebrated in between the siblings.
As it is said, that time does not remain the same always and this is the same case with siblings on Raksha Bandhan. Once they can be together on Raksha Bandhan and another year they won’t be. But, whether they are together or not they have to celebrate the decorum of the festival and hence there comes the concept of sending Rakhi to brother in case they are distance apart. In this case, sister sends Rakhi to brother and hence the festival is rejoiced between the two even if there is a distance gap between the two.
The way of sending Rakhi has also been modified in the recent times. Earlier postage and courier were considered to be the convenient mode but in consideration with the present era of information and technology, sisters are sending Rakhi online. With the help of online Rakhi portals, they select and send Rakhi. The best benefit of this medium is that, you can even send Rakhi on the same day of Raksha Bandhan. There are many portals that provide same day Rakhi delivery or express Rakhi delivery option too.