Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Rakhi Gifts & Sweets

Rakhi is the perfect festival to be celebrated with warmth, love and lots of gifts and sweets. There are many gifts to be selected from RakhiMela.com - the large treasure trove of gift ideas that offer tasteful delicacies packed with a bundle of joy and surprises.

The tradition of Rakhi is never complete without exchanging gifts between brother and sister. As sister ties the thread of Rakhi on the wrist of her beloved brother, she offers sweets to her brother and expresses her love and admiration for him.

Along with this, gifts are also exchanged and mark the day with fun, excitement and naughtiness that a brother and sister share.

Here at RAKHIMELA.COM are some fantastic Rakhi Sweet and Gifts that you can present as a combination on this Raksha Bandhan. This combination pack is especially a great idea if your brother is far away and you want to send something special to him.

A treat for all age groups. This Gift Idea is a perfect Rakhi Present. Select a fastidious Rakhi Gift like a Shirt, Kurta, Watch, Jewelry or a decorated item according to the preference of your brother. Now pick up a box of chocolates and club it together with a Rakhi. This combination of gifts and sweets is the right way to wish your loved one a happy Rakhi.

If your brother is away and you want to send across a Rakhi then this Gift Idea is just for you. Select a Rakhi from RakhiMela.com of your choice and go for a exclusive watch as a token of your love. To complete this Rakhi Gift as a perfect gift, get a pack of sweets & send across to your brother. Don't let the distance of miles bring the distance of heart between the two of you.

Friday, October 06, 2006

When is Rakhi?

When is Rakhi?

Raksha Bandhan or Rakhi is a unique occasion that is celebrated every year, in August, on Shravan Purnima day. It is a day when the special relationship between brothers and sisters is reaffirmed when the sister ties a thread or decorated band around her brother's wrist. This is accompanied by rituals, an exchange of gifts and the reaffirmation of a pledge by brothers, to protect their sisters at all times.In India festivals are celebrated in almost every month. And that's why it is called the country of festivals. One such special festival is Rakhi or Raksha Bandhan. Raksha Bandhan is one of the most popular festival in India.

Raksha Bandhan is a festival which strengthens the bond between brother and sister.

Rakhi is an Indian festival. But apart from India, Raksha Bandhan is celebrated around the world by the Indians living in different countries of the world with equal joy and fervor like India. This year Raksha Bandhan falls on August 9,2006. Rakhi is generally celebrated on the auspicious day of Shravan Purnima.

To the outside world, we all grow old. Not brothers and sisters. We know each other as we always were. We know each other's hearts. We share private family jokes. We remember family dispute and secrets, family grieves and joys. We live outside the touch of time.

When is Raksha Bandhan?
Raksha Bandhan 2006 - 9 August, 2006
Raksha Bandhan 2007 - 28 August, 2007

So, make this Raksha Bandhan a memorable experience with RakhiMela.com – Online Rakhi Gifts Store.

Friday, September 22, 2006

Importance of Raksha Bandhan across the World

Rakhi around the world is a superb way of saying that the bonds of love and brotherhood can cross any boundary of the world. When we think of Rakhi celebrations in India the different traditions and customs associated with the celebrations of Raksha Bandhan comes in our mind. Every part of India celebrates Rakhi Festival in its own tradition & style. Whether you are in Ahmedabad, Mumbai, New Delhi or Bangalore, you'll find yourself surrounded with the colorful customs of Raksha Bandhan.

Taking this feeling of brotherhood and harmony aboard, Rakhi is today celebrated with equal passion and ecstasy around the world. The Indians living abroad haven't forgotten their culture & traditions at all and celebrates Rakhi Festival with full enthusiasm.

People from all around the world celebrate Rakhi festival by tying Rakhi thread around the wrist of the brother and sisters pray for their well being of the brothers. So when you want to send Rakhi across to world just log on to RakhiMela.com and you will get what you have in your mind.

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Importance of Rakhi (Raksha Bandhan) in India

Rakhi is a traditional Indian festival celebrating the bond of love that is mutual between a brother and a sister. The society and traditions associated with this festival are sole and very special in themselves. Every part of India celebrates Rakhi in its own way along with its rich culture, tradition and pooja.

On this day sister ties Rakhi on the wrist of her brother and the dear brother pledges to protect and take care of his sister life long. With the exchange of gifts, cards and lots of Mithai/Sweets this special day brings siblings closer to each other.

Come, let's enter this world of cultural & traditional beauty and the stunning bond of love between a brother and a sister. Raksha Bandhan is celebrated in a different way in different parts of the India along with the cultural diversity.

Friday, August 25, 2006

Raksha Bandhan Sweets & Chocolates

Raksha Bandhan Sweets & Chocolates

Sweets & Chocolates are ideal treat for Rakhi Festival. This day is dedicated to the sibling bond that's shared between a brother and a sister. With lot of traditions linked to the festival of Rakhi, one that's the sweetest of all is the Rakhi Sweets and Chocolates.

There are many ways which you can exchange or send across Rakhi Sweets and Chocolates. Here at RAKHIMELA.COM are some of the great Ideas by which this Rakhi can have a unique appearance of joy and cheerfulness combined together.

Combination of Rakhi Sweets:
If your brother is not with you on this Rakhi, you can still connect with him with a thoughtful Gift of Sweets along with a traditional Rakhi that can be sent across to any place where he resides with RakhiMela. This way though there can be miles between the two of you, Rakhi spirit will live within you

Chocolate Medley and Rakhi Gift:
Nowadays Chocolate is the treat of the day with many different flavors and packages available. This becomes the perfect gift for nearly all occasions. To gift a chocolate, age is not a criterion. All that is required is to select from the rich tasteful chocolate flavors and send it to your dear brother or sister as a Rakhi Gift.

Along with this you can also select a Rakhi for your brother and have a great combination of Gift and sweetness bonded together.

Rakhi Chocolates for your Sister:
Generally the focal point is on dear brothers when we think of Rakhi Celebrations. But the sisters have to be given equal importance also when we think of Rakhi festival. So what can be given as a token of your love on this Rakhi?

The best alternative will be to go for a Chocolate Gift Hampers. Here at RAKHIMELA.COM are many options to select from. Just get some of her favorite chocolates and compliment it. This will make a perfect Rakhi Return Gift.

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Send Rakhi Messages

Send online Rakhi messages to your dear brothers/sisters with Rakhimela.com’s online blog. No matter where your brother, sister or friend is, with these online Rakhi messages, you will always stay connected. Just drop message in comment and we will make it online.

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Rakhi Significance

The festival of Rakhi finds its essence and significance in the relationship shared between a brother and a sister. Like other Indian festival Raksha Bandhan is an occasion that joins families and loved ones together.

The Rakhi is a celebration of togetherness and love. The importance given to the sibling relationship is highlighted with the celebration of the festival Raksha Bandhan. Affection, admiration, love; fondness and respect signify the Rakhi festival.

On the day of Rakhi, brothers and sisters pray for each other's well-being and happiness. The meaning of the word Raksha Bandhan is the “a bond of protection” as brothers pledge to protect their sisters from all harms and troubles and the sister prays for the protection of her brother from all evil.

The festival of Rakhi falls on the Shravan Purnima (full moon day of shravan month) that generally comes in the month of August. On this day, sister ties the Rakhi thread on brother's wrist and prays for their well-being and the brothers promise to honor and protect their sisters in thick and thin.

Rakhi Significance
The festival of Rakhi has undergone many changes. Although today Rakhi celebrations centers on the brother-sister relationship, it was not always so. In the olden days the Rakhi thread was tied for protection or Raksha. Anybody, a wife, a daughter or a mother could tie this Rakhi thread. The Rishis tied Rakhi on the wrist of the people who came seeking for their blessings. The sages also use to tie this sacred thread to themselves to safe guard them from evil. This day is generally a day when all sins end and blessings are showered on all.

Although Rakhi signifies the bond between a brother and a sister but it is also a symbol of warmth and compassion shared between the communities as a whole. Some people tie Rakhi to neighbors and close friends signifying the special bond shared between the two.

On the day of Rakhi reflects the silent pledge of morality, spirituality and respect to values and Indian culture. In every part of India, Rakhi day is celebrated in different styles and ways. As people reach out on this day this Raksha Bandhan becomes a day that binds families in the oneness of this festival.