Raksha Bandhan is a religious cum social festival of unconditional love, endless affection, and unbreakable promise of protection shared between the siblings. On this day, sisters tie a thread (known as Rakhi) on the wrist of her brothers that signifies a sister’s eternal love and care towards her brother. As a return, a brother isn’t offering a gift to her, but also an unswerving promise of protection that solidifies the bond of love between them. Raksha Bandhan, a festival of love and rich Indian heritage is celebrated every year, and this year it falls on 10th August 2014. So, sisters and brothers, are you prepared with rakhis and gifts to surprise your respective siblings?
When is Raksha Bandhan 2014?
If you look at the calendar, then you will find that Raksha Bandhan is almost at your doorstep .i.e. 10th August 2014. And still, if you aren’t prepared with rakhis and gifts for your siblings, staying thousands of miles away from you, then there’s no need to let your spirit down. At Babla Rakhi, an Indian origin and operated online portal for Rakhi and Gifts, we have more than 500 varieties of rakhis to make you and brother happy and delighted. Ranging from tradition rakhis that resembles the true Indian traditions to funky, designer rakhis for today’s modern brother in the UK, USA, or Canada, we have everything for every sister across the globe.
At Babla Rakhi, we truly understand and respect the emotions of sisters and brothers attached by a delicate thread of Rakhi. For us, the festival of Raksha Bandhan is a symbol of universal brotherhood and goodwill. According to the Indian mythology, the festival is celebrated since the age of MahaBharat, when Draupadi (the Wife of the Pandavas) tore a part of her sari to stop the bleeding from a war-wounded wrist of her closet aide Krishna. As a debt of her kindness, Lord Krishna swore to defend her from every evil in the world.
Story behind Raksha Bandhan
Another interesting story that states the origin of this festival is that of Yama (the god of death ‘Yamraj’) and his sister, Yamuna (the holy river Yamuna). On the occasion of Raksha Bandhan, sister Yamuna blessed her brother Yama with immorality as she tied Rakhi on his wrist. Moved with the blessings, Yama announced that anyone, whom Yamuna ties a Rakhi on this occasion and in return if he promises his protection to her, will be blessed with immortality. This is one of the reasons, why Raksha Bandhan is so popular festival in India. On this day, brothers vow to protect their sisters and sisters pray for her brother’s good health and immortality.
Send Love to your brother
With Babla Rakhi, no matter where your brother or sister is either India or abroad, it be will extremely convenient and cost effective for you to greet him/her a happy raksha bandhan. We have hundreds of trendy and traditional rakhis for every brother’s wrist. We deliver Rakhis and gifts to any part of the world, including the UK, USA, Canada, Dubai, and Singapore without any extra shipping charges. We are here and committed to making Raksha Bandhan 2014, a special and the most memorable day of your life.