Raksha Bandhan is the festival that celebrates the love and devotion between a brother and his sister. It is an auspicious festival.
Today, this promising festival has evolved from the status of a family ritual and has gained wider scope as being a tool to promote fraternity and secularism. Based on the devout notion of protection of the sister by his brother, it has now connoted with the idea of universal brotherhood.
This venerable festival had taken its roots on the Indian soil in the 16th century. The medieval history of India tells us that when Chittorgarh was besieged by the vicious Sultan of Gujarat Bahadur Shah, the widowed queen of Rana Sanga, Rani Karunawati had appealed to then Mughal emperor Humayun for refuge with a sacred thread as a token of her cordiality with the emperor. The Mughal emperor gladly accepted the proposal.
Raksha Bandhan is special. What’s more, thanks to it being so personalised and customized by the Makers at Craftby, this ancient festival is even more special and memorable here. Here are eight ways in which it is.