: 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 brothers 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
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.
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
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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