Meaning and Significance of Raksha Bandhan

Raksha Bandhan is a Hindu festival and a day of celebration celebrated nationwide by almost all people, regardless of their religion. Its meaning and significance can be deduced from breaking down Raksha Bandhan’s name, which means ‘Raksha’ as in Protection in Hindi and ‘Bandhan’, which is the Hindi word for Bond.

Raksha Bandhan thus signifies the solid spiritual bond of protection that is between brothers and sisters. Raksha Bandhan is celebrated by sisters tying a beautiful sacred thread called rakhi around their brothers’ wrists to symbolise their affection, respect, strong bond and their selfless love towards each other. The sisters pray for their brothers’ good health as the brothers promise to protect their sisters. On this auspicious day, merriment and joy are evident across the country, where people from all walks of life participate in this festival. This day is celebrated with sweets, festive foods and lots of happiness and love.

This day falls in August, and it is the full moon day of the lunar month, Shravan Purnima. Thus this festival is also popularly known as Rakhi Poornima.

The significance of Raksha Bandhan is to tie a sacred thread of protection on the wrist to ward off evil and pray for good fortune and good health. This day is celebrated all across India with festive and joyous merriment, often fasting and praying to keep their families safe and cast away evil. Even though this auspicious day is to celebrate the love between siblings, Raksha Bandhan or the ‘bond of protection’ can also be tied on a man’s wrists by his wife, mother or daughter. Rakhis are not always necessarily limited to blood relatives, and they can be connected at the hands of close friends, cousins. Most popularly, they are tied to the hands of soldiers in India through organised functions and events. Rakhis or the sacred threads are also tied by the Rishis, the Indian monks and sages, on the wrists of the people who go to them to seek blessings. Rakhis are, after all, the symbol of spiritual protection and safeguard to ward off misfortune and evil.

Explore the beautiful collection of rakhi gifts online

Rakhis have a beauty unmatched by any other because of their strong symbolisation and significance of spiritual protection and love. Select from the gorgeous collection of rakhi gifts for brothers and rakhi gifts for sisters from the Indian online gift store- Bigsmall. For your brothers who live abroad, send a rakhi gift set online.

You can also send rakhi gifts for your sisters anywhere in the world. Bigsmall gift shop provides options for international shipping.

Select from their beautiful, unique collections of rakhi gifts. The gift items available in this stunning collection are a delight and are perfect for your siblings.

Personalised rakhis or stone studded rakhis are cute and an attractive option for a traditional set of rakhis, or maybe surprise your sci-fi addicted siblings with gift sets like the Baby Yoda Rakhi Gift set and rakhis and explore other movie gift sets/rakhis like the Bella Ciao rakhi gift set, Iron Man gift sets that make for the perfect and unique gift for movie nerds on Rakhi.

Get personalised items like fun coffee mugs, glass water bottles, wooden coasters or personalised Caricature Wooden Portraits and print frames.

For your sisters’ stylish wear, get them some exquisite gemstone earrings and semi-precious stone studded earrings.

Who doesn’t like to troll their siblings? So show your humour and tease your siblings with funny gift sets and hilariously detailed gifts, all available at Bigsmall.

Show some support for your sibling’s obsessions and send them gifts online to suit their tastes, like the cricket rakhi gift set for that sporty one in your family, the gamer rakhi set and the PUBG rakhi gift set for that one amongst your siblings who you have drag out of their video game alter.

Or go a little sentimental for Marvel lovers and get them teary-eyed with an I Love you 3000 Rakhi gift set.

Stress toys for the overachiever and overworked sibling? You have got it all covered at Bigsmall.

From simple socks and funky spiderman or minions plush slippers to funky rakhis and beautiful moon lamps, get anything to your heart’s desire at the best Indian online gift shop, bigsmall. Explore the vast contents of bigsmall and show your love to your siblings with some modern and personalised gift sets for this rakhi.

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