If there’s one thing which India is renowned for and has fascinated many from around the globe, it’s for having an alluring mix of cultures and traditions from which erupts a flux of colourful festivals and celebrations, strong enough to carry anyone through the frenzies who as much as dips a finger in its undercurrent. Caste, creed and country cease to exist and only the spirit of the festival prevails and soars high. Among such many festivals that India is a home to, there’s one (the only one) known as Rakhi or Rakshabandhan, which celebrates the endearing bond between a brother and his sister. Through the surge of many historical legends attached to its origin, the festival of Rakhi as we know today has gone on (since ancient times) to become one of the most awaited festivals in India and for the Indians living around the world.
To understand better the legends, the traditions and customs, the celebrations and the significance surrounding the festival of Rakhi, Rakhi2012.com, a recently launched website, has come up with detailed versions of the know-how about the festival. It not only throws light on the various legends because of which the festival has sustained for so many centuries and grown in popularity, but also strives to signify the importance of each and every custom related with the festival. Apart from that it also describes the region-related significance and celebrations of Rakhi—aka Avani Avittam, Kajari Purnima, Pavitropana and Nariyal Purnima—in different parts of India whereas other but important things like rakhi gift ideas, how to make a rakhi card, rakhi songs and popular rakhi recipes have too been thrown in for effect. Visit the website; learn more about Rakhi; learn more about India.