Do you know when Raksha Bandan is in 2011? It’s on 13th August. The festival is marked with a ceremony in which a sister ties a fancy decorative thread on her brother’s wrist as a mark of her love and affection for her brother. This is accompanied with a sacred chant which is said either in Punjabi or Sanskrit depending upon the level of tradition that is followed in a family. The festival is special Rakhi to India since it emphasizes the role of a brother in his sister’s life. Since women in India have been economically and socially dependent on men since time immemorial, this festival highlights the responsibility a brother has towards his sister. This responsibility is that of protecting his sister in every way possible.
A brother takes on the responsibility of his father in case the father happens to pass away before achieving a ripe old age. If there is a daughter in the family, it becomes the brother’s responsibility to perform all the duties that his father would have performed to ensure that everything in his daughter’s life goes normally. This includes getting the daughter married and offering her protection in case of her husband’s premature demise or in case her husband troubles her after marriage. Divorce, though rare, is the only option left in such cases and the support of the Gifts to India for brother is paramount in such cases since he would need to support his sister economically.
This is why the festival of Raksha Bandhan is special since it strengthens the bond between a brother and a sister so they both perform their responsibility towards each other. Buy Online Rakhi to India and send it to your brother to celebrate the festival. Even if you live outside the country, you could send Rakhi to India through the website GujaratGifts.com.