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Let’s explore the history & relevance of this traditional festival in India:

In the tapestry of Indian culture, numerous festivals weave their threads of tradition and significance. Amongst these vibrant celebrations, Raksha Bandhan stands tall as a time-honored and cherished festival that showcases the bond of love between siblings. Raksha Bandhan 2023 date is 30th August, Wednesday.  This beloved festival, celebrated with great fervor across the country, holds a deep historical relevance that resonates with the hearts of millions.

The term “Raksha Bandhan” itself carries a profound meaning. “Raksha” translates to “protection” or “safety,” while “Bandhan” means “bond” or “tie.” Together, they encapsulate the essence of this joyous occasion, symbolizing the sacred bond of love & protection.

Historically, Raksha Bandhan finds its roots in ancient Indian legends and mythology. One such legend dates back to the Mahabharata, an epic saga that narrates the story of a fraternal bond between Lord Krishna and Draupadi, the wife of the Pandavas. In this tale, Lord Krishna, moved by Draupadi’s unwavering devotion, protected her in times of distress. When her saree was forcibly unwound, Krishna ensured its endless length, safeguarding her honor. The thread of the saree, known as the “rakhi,” became a symbol of divine protection and eternal love.

Another significant mythological tale associated with Raksha Bandhan is the story of Goddess Laxmi and King Bali. According to mythology, King Bali, known for his generosity, won the favor of Goddess Laxmi. As a result, Laxmi tied a sacred thread around Bali’s wrist, granting him immortality and protection. In return, Bali promised to be her protector and provider. This legend reinforces the idea that Raksha Bandhan transcends the boundaries of blood relations and extends to all those who share a bond of love and protection.

The celebration of Raksha Bandhan carries immense significance in modern times too. It not only strengthens the bond between siblings but also fosters a sense of responsibility and protection between loved ones. On this day, sisters tie intricately designed rakhis around their brothers’ wrists, while brothers, in turn, vow to protect and care for their sisters throughout their lives. This gesture symbolizes the unbreakable bond of love, trust, and support that siblings share.

Raksha Bandhan has evolved over the years, embracing cultural diversity and inclusivity. Today, the festival transcends gender and age barriers, with sisters tying rakhis to sisters, friends, and even to the wrists of soldiers and protectors of society. This expansion of the festival’s reach reflects its enduring relevance in contemporary times.

As this beautiful tradition continues to be celebrated year after year, its essence remains unchanged. Every year, Prabhu Shriram- Incense with a Story brings to you a rakhi collection so unique that it encapsulates the essence of pure love & affection in each thread. Silk holds a special place in the tapestry of Indian textiles. The touch of silk in this exclusive collection signifies the strength and resilience of the bond shared, reminding us that no matter the distance, we are forever connected.

“The Silk of Love Collection”

The silk from Assam, Banaras, and Kanchipuram has not only preserved their historical significance but also found relevance in the contemporary world. Our exclusive collection comes with a designer jewel centerpiece to add a touch of luxury to the pure emotions:

  • The Hyderabadi Pearl in the Assam Muga Silk Rakhi isa timeless gem that holds a significant place in our culture. It represents purity, wisdom, and prosperity.
  • Rudraksha centerpiece in the Banarasi Silk Rakhi- derived from the Sanskrit words “Rudra” (Lord Shiva) and “Aksha” (eyes), is a sacred seed that holds immense spiritual significance in India.  
  • The Royal Lotus in the Kanjeevaram Silk Rakhi embraces the deep-rooted tale of rich Indian heritage.

When you choose our exclusive silk rakhis, you are not only embracing a beautifully crafted centerpiece but also supporting the livelihoods of numerous weavers and artisans across the country.

Click here to explore the “Silk of Love” Rakhi Collection & Gift your brother a rakhi that represents deep-rooted heritage & timeless beauty.


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  1. Avatar Prashant Kumar says:

    Thanks for such interesting information. I will share this among my family and friends. However in few places the form of rakhi celebration is different.

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