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Lure your brother with different variety of Rakhi

Posted on : 13th July 2009

Raksha Bandhan is a special occasion in India which seeks to celebrate the relationship between a brother and a sister. The essence of Rakhi festival lies in the pure heavenly relationship shared between a brother and a sister. Different parts of India celebrate this festival differently yet the ritual of tying rakhi to seek protection remains the same all over the country. Sisters tie a thread on the brother's wrist which is considered as sacred and it is believed that this thread not only strengthen the bond of love they share but also protects the brothers from any harm or evil. A Rakhi also symbolize a brother’s promise of being with his sister and protect her from all the problems in life.

An important custom of exchanging gifts

Apart from rakhi tying ritual, another important custom is of exchanging gifts. People start shopping for rakhi and rakhi gifts much before the festival. They shop for different types of rakhi hampers to make the day more special. One of the most popular rakhi gift is sweets. Delicious sweets are the most traditional gift option that are exchanged on the any festival. It imparts a special mood for a perfect celebration. This makes sweets an important part of Rakhi celebration. Sweets are must on rakhi thali that are used by sisters while tying rakhi thread to their brother.

An Array of Rakhi Sweets

Diverse variety of sweets can be exchanged on Raksha Bandhan. Some of these are very traditional and some are prepared according to the changing taste of the new generation. Some of the most demanding variety are described below :-

Rasgulla: This famous Indian sweet is loved by everyone. These spongy balls in sugar syrup are a mouth-watering preparation. Generally, Rasgullas are exchanged in the festival of rakhi. These days, one can also find rasgullas with attractive packaging that keep the sweets fresh for long time.

Kaju Sweets: One can come across many variety of Kaju (cashew nuts) that are famous throughout India. Some of the most favourite variety of sweets are Kaju Barfi, Kaju Roll, Kaju Pista Barfi, Kaju Gujiya, Kaju Hearts etc. These sweets are very much in demand specially in the festive season.

Laddu: Laddu is being used in any occasion ranging from pujas to birthday parties.It is yet another highly demanding sweets in India. Different types of laddus available in the market are Motichoor Laddu, Besan Laddu, Moong Luddu, Boondi Laddu and a lot more. Laaddus are exchanged in a large amount during Rakhi.

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