Rakshabandhan is a festival of love and celebration of the bond. But now the ceremony is not only limited to brother and sister’s bond. If your brother is married, then you must have to buy one another Rakhi for your sister-in-law. It’s called ‘bhabhi Rakhi’ or the Traditional name ‘Lumba Rakhi’.
Some of you want to know why this tradition suddenly popped up? and what is lumba rakhi
Being from a traditional Gujarati family, from childhood, I never saw a bhabhi Rakhi on my mother’s wrist, and nowadays, everyone buys Lumba Rakhi along with brother’s Rakhi.
Why do you buy Lumba Rakhi?
To get this answer, I went to my Rajasthani neighbor Mrs. Swavtri Agarwal. Basically, she is from Jaipur, and she has a very sound knowledge of the Rajasthani culture.
So my first question was
What is the history of Lumba Rakhi?
So there is no specific history of Lumba Rakhi like other tales of Raksha Bandhan, but it’s a tradition and created by Rajasthani women.
What is the meaning of Lumba rakhi?
The purpose behind this ritual is a little bit different from the purpose of to tie a Rakhi to your brother. So, in this case, the sister requests her bhabhi to take care of the family and especially her parents, and bond the family strongly and also pray for her happiness and good health
This ritual spread across everywhere. So now not only Rajasthani but also Gujarati, Marathi, Panjabi and other states of women in India celebrate Rakshabandhan with bhabhi rakhi.
Sounds impressive, right?
How Lumba Rakhi Looks?
Lumba Rakhi is definitely different from brothers Rakhi and looks like a hanging earring having a long thread on top.
How to Tie Lumba Rakhi?
Mostly Lumba Rakhi is tied on the Right hand in the first bangle. But baes on your choice, you can also wear Lumba rakhi on your left hand too, and at the end of the day, it’s all about good wishes for bhabhi.
What is a muhurat to tie a Lumba Rakhi ?
It’s the same mahurat that is for the Rakhi. You can do it at the same time.
What is a vidhi to Tie a Lumba Rakhi?
It’s the same as Rakhi vidhi, and there is no additional vidhi for it.
How many days bhabhi/sister-in-law has to wear Lumba Rakhi?
There are many varied opinions for it, and it depends on family rituals.
I think above all questions and answers may help you to clear your doubts, if you still have any question feel free to comment on this blog.
If you want to buy Lumba rakhi from Ahmedabad, then feel free to come to our shop, and if you are outside or far from your bhabhi then you can send lumba rakhi online with advantage of free shipping in India.
Have a Happy Raksha Bandhan to you and your family.