Significance of the festival of rakhi is one thing that all of us know, but what we don’t is the correct way to perform all the rituals. Raksha Bandhan is approaching, and many of us remain confused regarding the ceremonies that need to be performed. You must gain clarity to all the confusion that you have in mind as it is vital to perform all the rituals as per the tradition and culture. Here are Top 10 Must-Know Rituals About Raksha Bandhan Festival.
1. Stick to auspicious timings
Stick to the time that is best for tieing the rakhi. The time of performing the ceremony varier every year, and you can get the information online, on news channels, and via newspapers.
2. Bath early
You must bath early in the morning and then wear new clothes or any clothes that are your favorite.
3. Eat only after the ceremony completes
Siblings usually fast on this day for the fast half of the day. The siblings must break their short fast by eating the sweets after the ceremony.
4. Prepare the Rakhi Puja Thali
You must prepare the puja thali and ensure that it contains all the essential items for the ceremony. The thali must have kumkum, rice, diya, sweets as well as flower petals. Ensure to add some water droplets to the kumkum so that it becomes easy to apply it to the forehead.
By applying the tilak of kumkum on your brother’s forehead, you take the first step to beginning the arti. After the red kumkum, you must apply rice on it and then sprinkle some rice on the head as well.
6. Arti of your brother
By lightening the holy diya and performing the arti you tend to throw away all the negativities that surround your sibling. In total there are around sixteen steps that you need to perform to complete the arti.
7. Tie rakhi
This is the most crucial part of the entire event where a sister ties a rakhi on the wrist of the brother and demonstrates her limitless love for him. You must tie the rakhi on the right hand.
8. Feeding your sibling with sweets
Without feeding your sibling with chocolate or any other popular sweet available, the occasion remains incomplete.
9. Promise to protect
The whole essence of the entire festival is to strengthen the bond between a brother and a sister. The bond becomes stronger year after year when a brother promises to offer protection in every way to their sisters.
10. Gift exchange ceremony
Last but not least, the occasion of Raksha Bandhan is incomplete until brothers and sisters do not exchange gifts with one another. It is not safe to step out to buy gifts during a pandemic, thus, you must resort to the most popular online rakhi shopping sites to buy gifts.