Surprise Brother with Handmade Rakhi

Rudraksh Rakhi Beads

Rakhi or Raksha Bandhan is the significant festival, celebrated by Indians with pomp and enthusiasm. This jubilant festival commemorates the sacred bond of eternal love between brothers and sisters. People wake up early in the morning to start their day. Shops and markets get prepared for the occasion much before the actual day arrives. Varieties of Rakhi threads and gifts are portrayed in the shops. Sisters take early bath, wear traditional clothes and get prepared for the auspicious occasion. They put ‘tilak’ on the forehead of their brothers and tie a sacred Rakhi thread on the right wrist of their brothers while chanting mantras for their well being and long life. Brothers in return, pledge to protect their sisters from all adversities throughout their whole life. Exchanging Rakhi gifts and grand feasting are also an indispensable part of the festival.

In recent days, we have witnessed many Indians getting settled offshore due to their educational and career prospects. Brothers-sisters wish each other online through e-mails, chat or through social networking sites. Furthermore, the trend of gifting has gone online. People send gifts to their loved ones through online portals. is one of the renowned and preferred portals to assist the non resident Indians to send Rakhi to India. The site has arranged plethora of gifting articles to select from and send as Rakhi Gifts. Its dedicated 24x7 customer care support and prompt delivery service has won the hearts of many Indians since over a decade. You can send Rakhi along with exclusive gifts by availing the services of the site. You just need to browse through the site to make your selection of gifts. Send Rakhi to India through and enjoy the inconvenience-free shopping.

You can surprise your brother by sending a handmade Rakhi threads along with your gift. So here are some wonderful ideas to help you make a rakhi thread at home. With just a few basic ingredients you can make an attractive rakhi for your brother and express your deepest feelings on this rakhi.

Swastik Rakhi Thread

Multi-colored Rakhi

Materials required :
Silk threads-multi-colored, Cotton thread, Beads, sequins, Scissors, Glue

Method :
Take a few multi-colored silk threads. You can also add a strand or two of golden thread. The threads should be around 30" long. Fold the length of the thread bunch to half. Tie a tight knot at one fourth of the length using the cotton thread. Cut the loops of the folded thread and feather out the open ends with a hard brush.
Divide the longer part of the thread into two halves and plat them in desired way. Tie the ends with the cotton thread and fluff the open ends. These two strands will be used for the tying.
Now decorate the upper part with glitter, beads or floral patterns. If you are using multicolored threads arranged in some specific way, cut them short to a suitable length not more than ½.

Traditional Rakhi

Materials required:
Moli or Kalava Cotton Thread Scissors Glue Religious Symbol/ Rudraksh Tulsi/ Sandalwood Beads or Tiny Shells

Take a 50" long thread and fold it in the middle. Plat the thread in the desired manner. Tie the cotton thread leaving some space at the ends. Remove all the loops from the ends. Stick the religious symbol or rudraksh in the middle and if you want decorate the rest of the length of the Rakhi with beads or tiny shells. You can stick them or even stitch them on the braided thread.

If you know how to make Rakhi greetings card, you can send one with two lines of loving message. You can plan for the day from now onwards to make it a grand celebration.

Madhurima Published: Apr 11, 2011 | Last Updated: May 01, 2020

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