Finally, Raksha Bandhan or what we call raakhi is finally here. More popularly known as the day of the siblings, there’s a lot of love and emotional bonding that the festival celebrates. Celebrated throughout India and also in countries like Nepal, the term “Rakshabandhan” means “to tie a knot of protection”. Adorable as it sounds, the sisters tie a colorful band or raakhi on the wrist of her brother (not only blood relations but cousins also).
What is the origin of Rakshabandhan?
If you are wondering where it all began, the festival goes back to the time of Mahabharata. It is believed that when Krishna had accidentally cut his hand, Draupadi tore-off a portion from her saree and put it around the wound for healing it. On the other hand, when she was undergoing the torment in the hands of the Kauravas, Krishna used the same portion of saree to turn it into a saree to save her dignity. It is believed that Krishna fulfilled his promise to protect Draupadi (sister). Since then, the festival has been celebrated across the country. In the ancient age, the brothers would visit their sisters in her in-law’s house where she has been married off to get the raakhi tied and exchange gifts with her as well.
The festival is all about the love, bonding, care and protective feeling that the siblings share and the festival is celebrated with full enthusiasm in today’s time. From the adults celebrating the festival, it is the little ones who look adorable wearing beautiful girls ethnic wear and the brothers wearing boys party wear doing all the customs involved in the festival.
How to make Rakshabandhan special for your little kids?
The very purpose of celebrating Rakshabandhan lies in cherishing the special bond between the brother and the sister. But when it comes to helping your little ones celebrate the day with full enthusiasm and zest, you can do a lot of things that would brighten up their day.
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Buy beautiful and colorful kids ethnic wear
The very first thing that you as an effective mother or father would want to do is to shop the best kids ethnic wear for them. Your princess can do really well with the girls lehenga choli set or Anarkali suit for girls and boys kurta pajama set or anything else that would be comfortable. You can choose from the numerous options that are available while online shopping for kids.
Pick a suitable gift (for both)
Yes, when you talk about gifts for Rakshabandhan, you would generally think that gifts on the festival are for girls. On the contrary, you would want to pick a gift for your little boy as well. Sisters (adults) these days would love the idea of exchanging the gifts with their brothers. As a parent of little ones, you could do that for your young ones.
Make the day special
Take your kids out and let them enjoy a day with each other playing, eating their favorite food and anything that they would want to do. You can plan the entire day with them and they’d be glad to enjoy the day.
In the broader sense, the festival of Rakshabandhan signifies a lot more than just a celebration. Make the day memorable for your little ones.
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