Rakhi’s for this season
All Rakhi’s are hardened by spraying a water sealant on them and are kept in the sun to dry for a day so that there is no smell of sealant or fevicol.
The thread is approximately 30 cms long to make it comfortable to tie the knot. The ends of the thread have been severed so that they don’t spoil.
I taught a school girl in my building to make paper quilled Rakhi’s yesterday. She won a prize for the same. I am so happy. The teacher in me is on CLOUD 9. The kid is very happy too. Life’s Good!!!!
we make time fly.
Best friends are we
my sister and me.
HOLi Iz COLOuRFUL, DIWALe Iz LIGHTFUL AND BRIGHTFUL,
Rakhi HAS MADE OUR RELATIONSHIP POWERFUL.
Phoolon ka taron ka sabka kehna hai, ek hazaron me mere Bhaiya hai…luv u always. Happy Rakhi..
Let me c..
How bout jalebi?
Still cant find
anything az sweet
Happy Raksha Bandhan
God could not take care for the whole world
so he has given mothers to each family.
In the same way mother could not take care
for the whole part of our life, so she had given brothers.
Thanks for being my brother.
“Happy Raksha Bandhan”
- It is celebrated on the full moon of the month of Shraavana
- it is on 24th of august 2010
- Religiously speaking Shravan is a pious month and full moon of this all-important month is considered to be a very holy day.
- The festival is marked by the tying of a rakhi, or holy thread by the sister on the wrist of right hand of her brother.
- This frail of thread of Rakhi is considered as stronger than iron chains as it binds the most beautiful relationship in an inseparable bond of love and trust.
- The brother in return offers a gift to his sister and vows to look after her as she presents sweets to her brother.
- The festival was started by Rani Karnavati of Chittor and Mughal Emperor Humayun.
- Raksha Bandhan finds a mention in Mahabharata when Lord Krishna advised Yudhishthir to perform the ceremony to protect himself and the army from the dangers of the war. It is said that Kunti, the mother of the Pandavas tied rakhi to her grandson Abhimanyu and Draupadi to lord Krishna.
The best compliment i received about my rakhi’s… someone wanted to buy 4 raakhi’s but she found them so pretty she ended up buying 6 because she couldn’t decide…and she spent about half an hour choosing those 6.
I’m happy. 🙂
Making a raakhi is a process. I make the flower or butterfly or any design, then i stick it to the thread and raakhi is made. I have to leave it for drying with a gentle pressure that ensures that the paper is not spoilt and also that it sticks properly.
Once I leave it to dry, I can’t wait for it to be all dried up….it’s like seeing a cake in the oven bake.
More than making or sticking the raakhi, the one part that i love about making raakhi is decorating it.
Applying glitter or the small moti’s on the raakhi is my mostest favoritest part. 😛