It is a well known fact that India is a spiritual country and the people of India values their relationship greatly. Their morning starts with the worship of their parents and remembrance for them. This is Indian culture. But ‘Raksha Bandhan Day’ which is also known as ‘Rakhi’ is celebrated with the thread tied in the wrist of the brother’s hands and the brother in turn takes a vow as a sign of promise to ensure protection of his sister. It is primarily a festival of love and affection showed by the brothers to their sisters and vice versa. It is celebrated in the month of August or Shravan on a full moon day. This day is accompanied with great joy and celebrations with the fact of sisters tying threads in the wrist of the brothers and the brothers in turn takes a vow to fulfill the promise of ensuring love and protection to their sister which is accompanied with great responsibility.
A rakhi is a sacred thread decorated with various stone work, embroidery and other precious metals which even makes it more attractive and appealing.Gifts across India, offers a wide range of Rakhi gifts for Indians and send Rakhi to India on this occasion.
People celebrate this day with great joy and enthusiasm all over India as well as in other countries in cases where the sister or the brother stays far. The history itself stands as a witness regarding the importance of Rakhi among the people of India where the relationship are realized with great value and importance. There are various incidents in History which proves the fact of the impact of Rakhi among the people of India. The incidents dates back to the medieval era where once Rani Karnawati, the widow queen of Chittor sent rakhi to Humayun who was not Hindu by birth but he valued the importance associated with rakhi and as a result it saved many lives and it ensures the fact strongly that rakhi results in making any type of bong not only stronger abut also strengthen the existing bond.
Another incident derived from the History which strengthen the concept of rakhi is the incident which is known to everyone that when the partition of Bengal was declared by the governor of Bengal Lord Curzon and his decision of dividing the Bengal in two halves was not supported by the common people rather they protested against such step and decision and decided to walk bare footed. Finally Rabindranath Tagore, the great Indian poet composed a song for this particular incident and as a result of which the people decided to tie rakhi between the people of these two divided halves as a sign of universality and togetherness.
People of India celebrate it and send gifts in India to their siblings on this occasion. Different states of India celebrate this day with different names. In the western part of India, it is known as ‘Nariyal Purnima’ which means the full moon which looks like coconut. In the Southern part of India, this festival is celebrated with the name as ‘Avani Avittam or Upakarmam’. In the Central region this festival is celebrated with the name ‘Kajari Purnima’. This festival is celebrated enthusiastically all over India as well as in abroad as in case where the brother or the sister is staying far away then internet services plays an important role in delivering the message of wishing. This festival is celebrated not only among the sister and brother relationship by birth but also among the friends or cousin where the sister tie rakhi in the wrist of the adopted brother. It is immaterial of the fact that whether the brother or the sister is staying in the same town, village, city or country, it always strengthens the affection between the sister and brother.