: 2nd July 2009
Raksha Bandhan is a major Hindu festival that is celebrated with great
enthusiasm around the world. The rituals followed on this festival involves
tying a sacred thread called 'Rakhi'
brother's wrist by the sister and praying for his goodness. In return,
brothers take an oath to protect their sisters from all the evils of the
world. As per the budget and preferences of people, numerous styles and
designs of rakhi are available in the market. Some of the most popular
variety of rakhi are discussed below.
In this section, you will get the various variety of traditional rakhi
which are still there in the market due to their ethnic look and sacred
Mouli is a sacred thread mainly used in Hindu Dharma
for tying onto the wrists while performing rites. This sacred thread is also
known as 'Kalava'. This thread was previously being used as a rakhi to tie
on the wrist of brothers by sisters.
The most ancient variety of rakhi is Resham Rakhi. It
is the most famous variety of rakhi present there since ancestral period.
Followed by cotton or silk threads, resham rakhi are soft in touch and shiny
in appearance. These rakhi are heavily decorated and liked by people of all
Gradually, the simple rakhi has transformed into newer
look. The manufacturer started embellishing the rakhi
with various different materials. The most widely used
material used to beautify rakhi thread are beads. Rakhi embedded with
beautiful tiny beads are put into this category. Beaded rakhi imparts a
unique tribal appearance.
Rakhis are fabricated by various expensive materials like silver, gold,
semi-precious stones and many more. Below are some of the contemporary
styles of rakhi threads that have captured a big percentage of market share.
Gold-Siver coated rakhi:-
With the change in time, the simple thread
of silk or cotton rakhi has transformed and evolved as a completely new
Rakhi. Now-a-days, gold and silver are being used to beautify the most
traditional form of rakhi thread. Rakhi, decorated with silver and golden
threads enhance its overall look all the more beautiful and attractive.
Stone rakhi are the beautiful rakhi embellished with
various precious and semi-precious stones of different shapes and sizes.
These rakhi with various kinds of glittering stone pieces look just
marvelous. Stone rakhi come in numerous colors and can attract anyones
Designers keep on experimenting with the various
material and demands of people. A rakhi thread with a symbol of 'Shree-om'
and 'Swastika' are very much popular among people these days. Such rakhi
leave a religious impression. So these rakhi are specially popular among
One can also come across some stylish musical rakhi
which play a special kind of music. Mainly used by the richer people, these
rakhi are very much in demand by people of all age group.
The market is flooded with various stylish and
designer rakhi to attract brothers and sisters. Floral rakhi consists of
small or big flowers that makes them extremely beautiful. Such rakhi have a
touch of ancientness. While Zari rakhi are mainly created from zari threads.
In addition of this, zari is also used for making the middle part or the
base of Rakhi. Being shiny in nature, it attracts the attention of everyone.
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