Aarti Natarajan Sharma
Raksha Bandhan or Rakhi is a festival which is celebrated every year on the full moon day of the month of Shravan. It usually falls in the month of July/August. This year, Rakhi is on 22nd August.
The festival is celebrated to mark and reinforce the bond between siblings. Sisters tie a Rakhi or auspicious thread on the wrists of their brothers and pray for their long and healthy lives. In return, the brothers vow to protect their sisters. Rakhi is one of the most popular Hindu festivals and is celebrated across India.
In 2020, because of the pandemic many siblings could not meet and had to settle for seeing each other on virtual platforms. This year too, several families shall not be able to organise the usual Rakhi get-togethers. In such a scenario, choosing and sending an appropriate gift assumes even greater significance.
The Rakhi Box comes with everything you need to make a gift special. Comprising of a beautifully curated box with a luxurious feel and design, this box contains the following items
- 3 or 6 chalisas of your choosing
- A box of Ferrero Rocher chocolates
- Designer evil eye Rakhi
- Capsules of roli-chawal
Chalisas are 40-verse prayer books dedicated to different gods in their praise. Most chalisas can be chanted regularly and are considered to be very auspicious. You can choose to have 3 or 6 chalisas in the Rakhi gift box and select from among a wide range such as Ganesh, Lakshmi, Shiv, Hanuman, Durga, Krishna, Sai, Saraswati, Gayatri, Vishnu, Navgrah, Shani, Bhairav, Ganga, and Ram. These prayer books are in Hindi and English scripts. The font is large and readable. The premium design and high paper quality add a special dimension to the gift.
Not only does the Rakhi Box contain a beautiful Rakhi it also goes a step further and makes it an evil eye Rakhi; something which adds a further layer of protection to your gift. After all, the entire festival is about wishing your sibling well and protecting them from negative energies and evil forces.
And finally, the capsules of roli-chawal ensure that everything required for the ceremony of Rakhi is available in one place. Roli-chawal is considered to be one of the most important components of Rakhi pooja. It is the red teeka which is put on a brother’s forehead with a few grains of rice. This is thought to be extremely auspicious.
The Rakhi box is an all-in-one gift which is not just useful but also full of blessings. It also comes in a beautiful colour combination of cream, red, and gold, in keeping with festive colours. The best part of this gift is that it can be personalised. You can choose from multiple options like name, a special message or even a photograph. A personalised Rakhi gift box is sure to be something your brother remembers for a long time to come. Especially if you are unable to meet, this gift will ensure that your presence is felt by your brother!