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Rakhi Gifts for Sister Rakhi Chocolates- Set of 4  Best Sister Chocolate  Lollies Rakhi Gifts For Sister Rakh...
$4.57 (Rs 315.00)
$4.28 (Rs 295.00)
Alloy Diamond Pendant Set (0004) Alloy Diamond Pendant Set (...
$13.20 (Rs 910.00)
$5.44 (Rs 375.00)
Maharashtriyan fashion Neckace jewellery (0029) Maharashtriyan Fashion Neck...
$10.15 (Rs 700.00)
$5.44 (Rs 375.00)
Cricket Bat Keychain- BKC 527 with Diamond Rakhi Cricket Bat Keychain- BKC 5...
$3.12 (Rs 215.00)
$2.90 (Rs 200.00)
Formula One Car Keychain BKC-517 with Pearl Rakhi Formula One Car Keychain BK...
$4.21 (Rs 290.00)
$3.92 (Rs 270.00)
Golf Stick Keychain  BKC - 5131 with Red Pearl Rakhi Golf Stick Keychain BKC - ...
$4.42 (Rs 305.00)
$4.13 (Rs 285.00)
Ghasitaram Gifts 7 Dals Mixture  Namkeens 200 gms with Red Pearl Rakhi Ghasitaram Gifts 7 Dals Mix...
$5.00 (Rs 345.00)
$4.64 (Rs 320.00)
Ghasitaram Gifts Bajra Mix Namkeens 200 gms with Pearl Rakhi Ghasitaram Gifts Bajra Mix ...
$5.00 (Rs 345.00)
$4.64 (Rs 320.00)
Ghasitaram Gifts Diet Masala Salli Namkeens 200 gms with Red Pearl Rakhi Ghasitaram Gifts Diet Masal...
$5.00 (Rs 345.00)
$4.64 (Rs 320.00)
Attractive Rakhi Combo Attractive Rakhi Combo
$2.94 (Rs 203.00)
$2.67 (Rs 184.00)
Five Colorful Tiny Beads Rakhi Set Five Colorful Tiny Beads Ra...
$2.94 (Rs 203.00)
$2.67 (Rs 184.00)
Set of 5 Ethnic Rakhi Set Of 5 Ethnic Rakhi
$2.94 (Rs 203.00)
$2.67 (Rs 184.00)
Vendee Butterfly Luxury  Fashion Jewelry  kalakari  from metal alloy 8658A (Green) Vendee Butterfly Luxury Fa...
$6.64 (Rs 458.00)
$4.42 (Rs 305.00)
Vendee Butterfly Luxury  Fashion Jewelry  kalakari  from metal alloy 8658C (Red) Vendee Butterfly Luxury Fa...
$6.64 (Rs 458.00)
$4.42 (Rs 305.00)
Vendee Butterfly Luxury  Fashion Jewelry  kalakari  from metal alloy 8658F (White) Vendee Butterfly Luxury Fa...
$6.64 (Rs 458.00)
$4.42 (Rs 305.00)
Sugarfree Set of 4  Best Brother Chocolate  Lollies Sugarfree Set Of 4 Best Br...
$6.74 (Rs 465.00)
$5.87 (Rs 405.00)
Sugarfree I Love Bro Chocolates Sugarfree I Love Bro Chocol...
$7.03 (Rs 485.00)
$6.09 (Rs 420.00)
Mint Chocolates Mint Chocolates
$7.90 (Rs 545.00)
$6.89 (Rs 475.00)
The Cookie cradle The Cookie Cradle
$13.56 (Rs 935.00)
$12.33 (Rs 850.00)
Chocolate Fantasy Chocolate Fantasy
$17.26 (Rs 1190.00)
$15.66 (Rs 1080.00)
Cadbury Bournville Raisin & Nut  - 80 gms Cadbury Bournville Raisin &...
$5.29 (Rs 365.00)
$4.79 (Rs 330.00)
Fill My Heart Fill My Heart
$3.48 (Rs 240.00)
$3.05 (Rs 210.00)
Be My Valentine Be My Valentine
$3.48 (Rs 240.00)
$3.05 (Rs 210.00)
Heart Lolipops Heart Lolipops
$4.35 (Rs 300.00)
$3.77 (Rs 260.00)
Red Fantasy Red Fantasy
$13.85 (Rs 955.00)
$12.62 (Rs 870.00)
Valentine Gifts-Gold Coin Chocolates Small Valentine Gifts-Gold Coin C...
$6.53 (Rs 450.00)
$5.66 (Rs 390.00)
9 Delightful Cadbury Chocolates 9 Delightful Cadbury Chocol...
$8.69 (Rs 599.00)
$5.79 (Rs 399.00)
Black Bow Tie with Royal Cufflinks Black Bow Tie With Royal Cu...
$8.12 (Rs 560.00)
$7.40 (Rs 510.00)
Micro Jacquard Bow Tie with Silver Cufflink Micro Jacquard Bow Tie With...
$8.12 (Rs 560.00)
$7.40 (Rs 510.00)
Silver Cufflink an Micro Jacquard Panel Bow Silver Cufflink An Micro Ja...
$8.12 (Rs 560.00)
$7.40 (Rs 510.00)
Holii Valentine Zip Around Ladies Purse Holii Valentine Zip Around ...
$21.68 (Rs 1495.00)
$19.72 (Rs 1360.00)
Beautiful Ladies Handbag From Wenz Beautiful Ladies Handbag Fr...
$23.78 (Rs 1640.00)
$21.61 (Rs 1490.00)
Leather Shoulder Bag (Black) Leather Shoulder Bag (Black)
$27.55 (Rs 1900.00)
$25.01 (Rs 1725.00)
Sri Jagdamba Pearls Fairy Pearl Watch Sri Jagdamba Pearls Fairy P...
$29.00 (Rs 2000.00)
$14.49 (Rs 999.00)
Sri Jagdamba Pearls Awe-Inspiring Pearl Watch Sri Jagdamba Pearls Awe-Ins...
$29.00 (Rs 2000.00)
$18.11 (Rs 1249.00)
Sri Jagdamba Pearls Overwhelming Pearl Watch Sri Jagdamba Pearls Overwhe...
$29.00 (Rs 2000.00)
$18.11 (Rs 1249.00)
Leather Ladies Wallet (Black) Leather Ladies Wallet (Black)
$10.80 (Rs 745.00)
$9.79 (Rs 675.00)
Dark Brown Ladies Purse Dark Brown Ladies Purse
$13.56 (Rs 935.00)
$12.33 (Rs 850.00)
Spacious Ladies Purse Spacious Ladies Purse
$15.15 (Rs 1045.00)
$13.78 (Rs 950.00)
Delicious Two Delicious Two
$7.25 (Rs 500.00)
$6.60 (Rs 455.00)
Mixed Affection Mixed Affection
$8.77 (Rs 605.00)
$7.98 (Rs 550.00)
Charming and Appealing Charming And Appealing
$8.77 (Rs 605.00)
$7.98 (Rs 550.00)
Choco Ride Delight Choco Ride Delight
$8.12 (Rs 560.00)
$7.40 (Rs 510.00)
Choco Bunny Splendor Choco Bunny Splendor
$8.19 (Rs 565.00)
$7.47 (Rs 515.00)
Motley Choco Bliss Motley Choco Bliss
$8.92 (Rs 615.00)
$8.12 (Rs 560.00)
Key Chain Pouch (Green) Key Chain Pouch (Green)
$4.06 (Rs 280.00)
$3.70 (Rs 255.00)
Key Chain Pouch (Yellow) Key Chain Pouch (Yellow)
$4.06 (Rs 280.00)
$3.70 (Rs 255.00)
Ladies Cute Aquamarine Coin+Keychain by Holii Ladies Cute Aquamarine Coin...
$12.91 (Rs 890.00)
$11.75 (Rs 810.00)
Rakhi for Brother Rakhis Online - FT- 6877 Fancy Thread Rakhi Rakhi For Brother Rakhis On...
$9.21 (Rs 635.00)
$8.34 (Rs 575.00)
Rakhi for Brother Rakhis Online - Sai Baba Wooden Rakhi Rakhi For Brother Rakhis On...
$9.21 (Rs 635.00)
$8.34 (Rs 575.00)
Rakhis Online- LD-3547 Mauli  Rakhi Thread Rakhis Online- LD-3547 Maul...
$9.21 (Rs 635.00)
$8.34 (Rs 575.00)
Peacock Rakhi with Free Silver Coin Peacock Rakhi With Free Sil...
$9.43 (Rs 650.00)
$8.56 (Rs 590.00)
Ram Rakhi with Free Silver Coin Ram Rakhi With Free Silver ...
$9.43 (Rs 650.00)
$8.56 (Rs 590.00)
Round Om Rakhi with Free Silver Coin Round Om Rakhi With Free Si...
$9.43 (Rs 650.00)
$8.56 (Rs 590.00)
Rakhis online USA-Pearl Bhaiya Bhabhi Rakhi Rakhis Online USA-Pearl Bha...
$11.17 (Rs 770.00)
$10.15 (Rs 700.00)
Rakhis online USA- Blue Ocean Bhaiya Bhabhi Rakhi Rakhis Online USA- Blue Oce...
$11.96 (Rs 825.00)
$10.88 (Rs 750.00)
Rakhis Online- My Angel Bhaiya Bhabhi Rakhi Rakhis Online- My Angel Bha...
$11.96 (Rs 825.00)
$10.88 (Rs 750.00)
Angry Bird Character Rakhi with a Free Silver Coin Angry Bird Character Rakhi ...
$10.59 (Rs 730.00)
$9.64 (Rs 665.00)
Bal Ganesha Rakhi with a Free Silver Coin Bal Ganesha Rakhi With A Fr...
$10.59 (Rs 730.00)
$9.64 (Rs 665.00)
Bheem Hanuman Dual Rakhi with a Free Silver Coin Bheem Hanuman Dual Rakhi Wi...
$10.59 (Rs 730.00)
$9.64 (Rs 665.00)
Rakhi Thali with 2 Kids Rakhi and Free Silver Coin Rakhi Thali With 2 Kids Rak...
$18.85 (Rs 1300.00)
$17.11 (Rs 1180.00)
Rakhi Thali with Lumba Rakhi Pair and Free Silver Coin Rakhi Thali With Lumba Rakh...
$21.24 (Rs 1465.00)
$19.29 (Rs 1330.00)
Rakhi Thali with Family Rakhi Set and Free Silver Coin Rakhi Thali With Family Rak...
$23.56 (Rs 1625.00)
$21.39 (Rs 1475.00)
Rakhi for Brother Rakhis Online - St-9118 Mina Stone Rakhi with 200 gms of Kaju katli Rakhi For Brother Rakhis On...
$16.53 (Rs 1140.00)
$15.01 (Rs 1035.00)
Rakhi for Brother Rakhis Online - D-213 Diamond Rakhi with 200 gms of Kaju katli Rakhi For Brother Rakhis On...
$19.29 (Rs 1330.00)
$17.55 (Rs 1210.00)
Rakhis Online Usa - FT- 2128 Fancy Thread Rakhi with 200 gms of Kaju katli Rakhis Online Usa - FT- 212...
$23.56 (Rs 1625.00)
$21.39 (Rs 1475.00)
Kitkat Bar  Rakhi Special Kitkat Bar Rakhi Special
$11.82 (Rs 815.00)
$10.73 (Rs 740.00)
Ferrero Rocher  Rakhi Special Ferrero Rocher Rakhi Special
$11.82 (Rs 815.00)
$10.73 (Rs 740.00)
Lindt Milk Chocolate Bag  Rakhi Special Lindt Milk Chocolate Bag R...
$11.82 (Rs 815.00)
$10.73 (Rs 740.00)
Ethnic Rakhi with 50 grams Almonds Ethnic Rakhi With 50 Grams ...
$14.14 (Rs 975.00)
$12.83 (Rs 885.00)
Ethnic Rakhi with 50 grams Cashews Ethnic Rakhi With 50 Grams ...
$14.14 (Rs 975.00)
$12.83 (Rs 885.00)
Ethnic Rakhi with 50 grams Pistachios Ethnic Rakhi With 50 Grams ...
$14.14 (Rs 975.00)
$12.83 (Rs 885.00)
Pearl Rakhi Set Of Two  with Free Candies. Pearl Rakhi Set Of Two Wit...
$15.73 (Rs 1085.00)
$14.28 (Rs 985.00)
Multi Beads Rakh Set Of Three With Free Candies.. Multi Beads Rakh Set Of Thr...
$15.73 (Rs 1085.00)
$14.28 (Rs 985.00)
Multi Colour Beads rakhi Set Of Two with  Free Candies. Multi Colour Beads Rakhi Se...
$15.73 (Rs 1085.00)
$14.28 (Rs 985.00)
Traditional Rakhi Thali With 2 Rakhis and Free Candies. Traditional Rakhi Thali Wit...
$21.75 (Rs 1500.00)
$19.79 (Rs 1365.00)
Ganesha Rakhi Thali With 2 Rakhis and Free Candies. Ganesha Rakhi Thali With 2 ...
$21.75 (Rs 1500.00)
$19.79 (Rs 1365.00)
Glorious Rakhi, Thali With  Boondi Ladoo 500gms Glorious Rakhi, Thali With ...
$26.54 (Rs 1830.00)
$24.14 (Rs 1665.00)
Kids Rakhi With 200gms Pistachios. Kids Rakhi With 200gms Pist...
$18.05 (Rs 1245.00)
$16.39 (Rs 1130.00)
Traditional Rakhi With 200gms Almonds. Traditional Rakhi With 200g...
$18.05 (Rs 1245.00)
$16.39 (Rs 1130.00)
Bhaya Bhabhi Rakhi With 200gms Almonds. Bhaya Bhabhi Rakhi With 200...
$18.05 (Rs 1245.00)
$16.39 (Rs 1130.00)
Kids Rakhi with Besan Ladoo 200g. Kids Rakhi With Besan Ladoo...
$16.89 (Rs 1165.00)
$15.37 (Rs 1060.00)
Kids Rakhi with Boondi Ladu 200g. Kids Rakhi With Boondi Ladu...
$18.49 (Rs 1275.00)
$16.82 (Rs 1160.00)
Rakhi With Boondi Ladoo 200g. Rakhi With Boondi Ladoo 200g.
$18.49 (Rs 1275.00)
$16.82 (Rs 1160.00)
Kids Rakhi with Snickers. Kids Rakhi With Snickers.
$15.44 (Rs 1065.00)
$14.07 (Rs 970.00)
Kids Rakhi With Smarties. Kids Rakhi With Smarties.
$15.44 (Rs 1065.00)
$14.07 (Rs 970.00)
Ethnic Rakhi With Lindt Lindor. Ethnic Rakhi With Lindt Lin...
$15.88 (Rs 1095.00)
$14.43 (Rs 995.00)
Traditional  yellow Bead Rakhi with Free Candies. Traditional Yellow Bead Ra...
$14.57 (Rs 1005.00)
$13.27 (Rs 915.00)
Gold Beads Rakhi with a Free Candies. Gold Beads Rakhi With A Fre...
$14.57 (Rs 1005.00)
$13.27 (Rs 915.00)
Swasthik Rakhi With a Free Candies. Swasthik Rakhi With A Free ...
$14.57 (Rs 1005.00)
$13.27 (Rs 915.00)
Colourful Bhaya Bhabhi Rakhi With Free Candies. Colourful Bhaya Bhabhi Rakh...
$14.57 (Rs 1005.00)
$13.27 (Rs 915.00)
Multi Colour Bhaya Bhabhi Rakhi With Free Candies. Multi Colour Bhaya Bhabhi R...
$14.57 (Rs 1005.00)
$13.27 (Rs 915.00)
Traditional Bhaya Bhabhi Rakhi With Free Candies. Traditional Bhaya Bhabhi Ra...
$14.57 (Rs 1005.00)
$13.27 (Rs 915.00)
Angry Birds Rakhi With Free Candies. Angry Birds Rakhi With Free...
$14.57 (Rs 1005.00)
$13.27 (Rs 915.00)
Chota Bheem Rakhi with Free Candies. Chota Bheem Rakhi With Free...
$14.57 (Rs 1005.00)
$13.27 (Rs 915.00)
Crazy Kid Rakhi With Free Candies. Crazy Kid Rakhi With Free C...
$14.57 (Rs 1005.00)
$13.27 (Rs 915.00)
Ganesha Rakhi with Cardbuy Milk Chocolate 180 GM Ganesha Rakhi With Cardbuy ...
$36.09 (Rs 2489.00)
$32.80 (Rs 2262.00)
Kids Rakhi Cadbury Chocolate Hamper Kids Rakhi Cadbury Chocolat...
$36.09 (Rs 2489.00)
$32.80 (Rs 2262.00)
Rudraksha Rakhi with Cadbury Chocolate Rudraksha Rakhi With Cadbur...
$36.09 (Rs 2489.00)
$32.80 (Rs 2262.00)
American Diamond Rakhi Thread American Diamond Rakhi Thread
$17.34 (Rs 1196.00)
$15.76 (Rs 1087.00)
Aum Diamond Rudraksha Rakhi Thread Aum Diamond Rudraksha Rakhi...
$17.34 (Rs 1196.00)
$15.76 (Rs 1087.00)
Aum Fancy Designer Rakhi Aum Fancy Designer Rakhi
$17.34 (Rs 1196.00)
$15.76 (Rs 1087.00)
Aum Brown Diamond Rakhi Set Aum Brown Diamond Rakhi Set
$19.29 (Rs 1330.00)
$17.53 (Rs 1209.00)
Aum Rudraksh Rakhi Set Aum Rudraksh Rakhi Set
$19.29 (Rs 1330.00)
$17.53 (Rs 1209.00)
Elegant Stone Diamond Rakhi Set Elegant Stone Diamond Rakhi...
$19.29 (Rs 1330.00)
$17.53 (Rs 1209.00)
Chota Bheem Rakhi Chota Bheem Rakhi
$17.34 (Rs 1196.00)
$15.76 (Rs 1087.00)
Chota Bheem Rakhi Thread Chota Bheem Rakhi Thread
$17.34 (Rs 1196.00)
$15.76 (Rs 1087.00)
Chota Sa Bheem Rakhi Chota Sa Bheem Rakhi
$17.34 (Rs 1196.00)
$15.76 (Rs 1087.00)
Ganesha Puja Thali For Raksha Bandhan Ganesha Puja Thali For Raks...
$18.82 (Rs 1298.00)
$17.11 (Rs 1180.00)
Subh Labh Rakhi Special Puja Thali Subh Labh Rakhi Special Puj...
$18.82 (Rs 1298.00)
$17.11 (Rs 1180.00)
Crystal Clear Diamond Puja Thali Hamper Crystal Clear Diamond Puja ...
$31.38 (Rs 2164.00)
$28.52 (Rs 1967.00)
Diamond Fancy Rakhi Set Kaju Katli Thali Hamper Diamond Fancy Rakhi Set Kaj...
$36.09 (Rs 2489.00)
$32.80 (Rs 2262.00)
Fancy Rakhi with Soan Papdi Fancy Rakhi With Soan Papdi
$36.09 (Rs 2489.00)
$32.80 (Rs 2262.00)
Motu Patlu Sweet Rakhi Hamper Motu Patlu Sweet Rakhi Hamper
$36.09 (Rs 2489.00)
$32.80 (Rs 2262.00)
Rudraksh rakhi Rudraksh Rakhi
$16.68 (Rs 1150.00)
$15.15 (Rs 1045.00)
Om Rakhi in diamond and golden beads Om Rakhi In Diamond And Gol...
$16.68 (Rs 1150.00)
$15.15 (Rs 1045.00)
Om Rakhi in red with pearls and red  green beads Om Rakhi In Red With Pearls...
$16.68 (Rs 1150.00)
$15.15 (Rs 1045.00)
Aum Rakhi Aum Rakhi
$16.89 (Rs 1165.00)
$15.37 (Rs 1060.00)
Aum Threaded Rakhi Aum Threaded Rakhi
$16.89 (Rs 1165.00)
$15.37 (Rs 1060.00)
Best Bhai Rakhi Best Bhai Rakhi
$16.89 (Rs 1165.00)
$15.37 (Rs 1060.00)
Bold Black Half Flap Clutch Bold Black Half Flap Clutch
$6.67 (Rs 460.00)
$6.09 (Rs 420.00)
Magnificent Mejenta Half Flap Clutch Magnificent Mejenta Half Fl...
$6.67 (Rs 460.00)
$6.09 (Rs 420.00)
Maroon  Half Flap Clutch Maroon Half Flap Clutch
$6.67 (Rs 460.00)
$6.09 (Rs 420.00)
Best Brother Rakhi Best Brother Rakhi
$20.60 (Rs 1421.00)
$18.72 (Rs 1291.00)
Chootu Rakhi Chootu Rakhi
$20.60 (Rs 1421.00)
$18.72 (Rs 1291.00)
Ek Onkar Rakhi Ek Onkar Rakhi
$20.60 (Rs 1421.00)
$18.72 (Rs 1291.00)
Antique Leaf Shaped Rakhi Antique Leaf Shaped Rakhi
$9.43 (Rs 650.00)
$8.56 (Rs 590.00)
Brave Bal Hanuman Rakhi Brave Bal Hanuman Rakhi
$9.43 (Rs 650.00)
$8.56 (Rs 590.00)
Ethnic Om Rakhi Ethnic Om Rakhi
$9.43 (Rs 650.00)
$8.56 (Rs 590.00)
Rajaji Rakhi With Two Picnic Chocolates Rajaji Rakhi With Two Picni...
$21.32 (Rs 1470.00)
$19.36 (Rs 1335.00)
Rakhi With Two Picnic Chocolates Rakhi With Two Picnic Choco...
$21.32 (Rs 1470.00)
$19.36 (Rs 1335.00)
Prince two Rakhi With Two Picnic Chocolates Prince Two Rakhi With Two P...
$24.87 (Rs 1715.00)
$22.62 (Rs 1560.00)
Devine Rakhi With Soan Papdi Devine Rakhi With Soan Papdi
$24.43 (Rs 1685.00)
$22.19 (Rs 1530.00)
Veera Rakhi With Soan Papdi Veera Rakhi With Soan Papdi
$24.43 (Rs 1685.00)
$22.19 (Rs 1530.00)
Two Love Rakhi Set With Soan Papdi Two Love Rakhi Set With Soa...
$27.99 (Rs 1930.00)
$25.45 (Rs 1755.00)
Lovely Rakhi with Mix Dry Fruits Lovely Rakhi With Mix Dry F...
$33.71 (Rs 2325.00)
$30.67 (Rs 2115.00)
Raja Bhaiya Rakhi with Mix Dry Fruits Raja Bhaiya Rakhi With Mix ...
$33.71 (Rs 2325.00)
$30.67 (Rs 2115.00)
Prince Rakhi with Mix Dry Fruits Prince Rakhi With Mix Dry F...
$33.71 (Rs 2325.00)
$30.67 (Rs 2115.00)
Chhota Bheem  Rakhi Chhota Bheem Rakhi
$16.89 (Rs 1165.00)
$15.37 (Rs 1060.00)
Dabang Rakhi Dabang Rakhi
$16.89 (Rs 1165.00)
$15.37 (Rs 1060.00)
Doraemon kids Rakhi Doraemon Kids Rakhi
$16.89 (Rs 1165.00)
$15.37 (Rs 1060.00)
Bandhan Rakhi with Traditional Thali Bandhan Rakhi With Traditio...
$29.94 (Rs 2065.00)
$27.19 (Rs 1875.00)
Pyar Bhara Rakhi with Traditional Thali Pyar Bhara Rakhi With Tradi...
$29.94 (Rs 2065.00)
$27.19 (Rs 1875.00)
Pyar Bhara Rishta Rakhi With Traditional Thali Pyar Bhara Rishta Rakhi Wit...
$29.94 (Rs 2065.00)
$27.19 (Rs 1875.00)
Aussie Bhaiya Bhabhi Two Rakhi Set Aussie Bhaiya Bhabhi Two Ra...
$20.45 (Rs 1410.00)
$18.56 (Rs 1280.00)
Bhaiya Bhabhi Pyar Bhara Rishta Rakhi Bhaiya Bhabhi Pyar Bhara Ri...
$20.45 (Rs 1410.00)
$18.56 (Rs 1280.00)
Bhiya Bhabhi Rakhi Set Bhiya Bhabhi Rakhi Set
$20.45 (Rs 1410.00)
$18.56 (Rs 1280.00)
Best Brother Rakhi Best Brother Rakhi
$16.89 (Rs 1165.00)
$15.37 (Rs 1060.00)
Lovely Brother Rakhi Lovely Brother Rakhi
$16.89 (Rs 1165.00)
$15.37 (Rs 1060.00)
Lovely Brothers Two Rakhi Set Lovely Brothers Two Rakhi Set
$20.45 (Rs 1410.00)
$18.56 (Rs 1280.00)


The Festival Of Colourful Threads

Raksha Bandhan or Rakhi or Rakhi Purnima is a major festival celebrated all across India, but it holds a great significance in northern and western parts of the country. The festival falls in the month of Shravan or Savan of the Hindu calendar (between late July and August) on a full moon day. It is the day when sisters tie a silk thread on the wrists of their brothers for their well-being and ask their brothers to protect them at all times and express their love for them. The festival is also observed in Pakistan, Nepal, and Mauritius and non-resident Indians across the globe also celebrate it in their respective countries. If a woman ties a Rakhi to any man then the man becomes her brother and he treats the woman like his sister. Raksha Bandhan means the bond of protection so the brother has to protect his sister from any difficulty in life and ensure her well-being. In the present times Rakhi has gained significance as a festival on which people can strengthen their bonds with friends, cousins, family members and relatives. Many people tie Rakhi to trees to symbolize the protection of the environment. Women also tie Rakhi to Lord Krishna to celebrate the festival.  The festival also celebrates the love between siblings and the bond that they share and rejuvenate relationships. Raksha Bandhan fosters a feeling of brotherhood among the people and strengthens secularism and multiculturalism in India. Many Non-Government Organisations hold Raksha Bandhan programs in jails, slums, orphanages to build ties between people and show concern for such people also. Volunteers and local people visit the borders and army camps to tie Rakhi on the wrists of soldiers who are on duty away from their sisters or those who do not have a sister. This is also one way of expressing gratitude and affection for them. Poems have been written on this festival by Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore and the Nightingale of India Sarojini Naidu. 

The Stories Behind The Celebration Of The Festival

Rakhi also came to be celebrated because demon king Mahabali accepted Goddess Lakshmi as his sister. According to the Bhagavata Purana and Vishnu Purana, after Lord Vishnu won three worlds from demon King Bali, Bali requested Lord Vishnu to stay in his palace and Lord Vishnu agreed. Goddess Lakshmi, the wife of Lord Vishnu was not comfortable with this and wanted to go back to Vaikuntha with him. To make this happen she approached King Bali as a Brahmin woman and began staying in his palace. On the day of Shravana Purnima she tied a Rakhi on King Bali's wrist. Bali was touched by the gesture and asked her what she would like as a gift. The Goddess revealed her true identity and asked for Lord Vishnu to leave his palace and accompany her to Vaikuntha. Bound by the bond of a brother Bali had to concede to her wish. This festival also came to be known as Baleva and it started the practice of sisters being invited for Raksha Bandhan to their houses by brothers.

One of the reasons for celebrating the bond between a brother and a sister is the story of Shubh and Labh. The two sons of Lord Ganesha, Shubh and Labh, were unhappy over the fact that Lord Ganesha’s sister visited him and tied a Rakhi on his wrist and they had no sister to celebrate the festival with. The two boys asked their father to get them a sister but that didn’t happen. When Narada came to know of it he predicted that will be blessed by a daughter. A daughter took birth by the divine flames that emerged from Ganesh's wives, Riddhi and Siddhi. The daughter was named Santoshi Maa who was loved and protected by Shubh and Labh.

The earliest reference to festival of Rakhi is found in the Vishnu Purana. It mentions that Yasoda says a prayer while tying a Rakhi around Krishna's wrist. It is also said that the Rakhi festival was observed to mark the bond between Lord Krishna and Draupadi. When Lord Krishna killed the evil King Shishupal he was left with a bleeding finger. When Draupadi saw it she tore a strip of cloth from her sari and wrapped it aroubd Krishna’s finger to check bleeding. Lord Krishna felt indebted to Draupadi for showing concern towards him and considered himself tied to her sisterly act. The Lord promised to rescue Draupadi from any trouble in her life in return for the favor. Several years later, when Kauravas went ahead with removing her sari, because the Pandavas lost her in the game of dice to Kauravas, Lord Krishna came to her rescue and elongated the length of the sari so much that Kauravas failed to take it off.

It is believed that in ancient times Chittor’s queen Rani Karnavati, who was a widow, sent a Rakhi to Emperor Humayun. The queen took the decision to send a Rakhi to Humayun because she felt that it was difficult for her to defend Chittor from the invasion of Bahadur Shah, the Sultan of Gujarat. Humayun was moved by the gesture and sent his forces to defend Chittor but the help came too late and Bahadur Shah was able to capture the queen’s fortress. Though historians are divided about this account, many say that this reference can be found in mid-seventeenth century Rajasthani account.

Another story about the festival of threads is that of King Alexander of Macedonia and Indian king Puru or Porus. Legend has it that when Alexander invaded India his wife, Roxana, sent a Rakhi to King Porus to not to attack her husband and spare his life. At the battlefield when Porus got the opportunity to attack Alexander he refrained from doing so because he honoured the Rakhi sent to him by Alexander’s wife.

Rakhi Is All About Bonding, Caring And Giving Gifts

In a typical Rakhi tradition brothers and sisters get ready in their best clothes or new clothes and parents grandparents also come together to observe the festival according to the custom. Sisters decorate a thali (plate) with flowers and embellishments, light a lamp, put Tilak (mark with Vermillion) on their brother’s forehead along with some rice grains and flower petals, take Aarti and say some prayers, tie the Rakhi on the wrist, and offer sweets. The brother then presents his sister with a gift or cash. Brothers wear the Rakhi for the whole day or as long as they prefer to. Several kinds of gifts are available in the market for the occasion. There are umpteen options like chocolates, jewellery accessories, perfumes, watches, clothes, bags, artificial flowers, books and stationery, the list is endless. In recent times even girls buy presents for their beloved brothers. Items like cufflinks, ties, tie-pins, wallet, perfumes and deodorants are the preferred choice for a return gift. Many households also prepare a dessert like Kheer, Halwa, Kalakand or any sweet of their choice. Married women go their brother’s house to tie Rakhi on this day.

The Festivities Become Easy With Online Orders And Free Shipping

The simple woven silk thread has now been transformed into different varieties of fancy bands, intricate thread work decorated with stones, bead work, embroidery and metal work. Rakhis for children have cartoon characters on them and are very colourful. Most Rakhis use motifs such as a Swastika, Om, Lord Ganesha, Lord Krishna, and also have dear brother written on them in different languages. A lot of innovation has happened in the types of Rakhis available. These days people are buying Rakhis which are in the form of amulets, bracelets, wrist watches and in the form of some jewellery There are also quirky Rakhis with pictures of celluloid actors. Even gold and silver Rakhis are in great demand nowadays. Not just Rakhis, the way of purchasing a Rakhi has also changed. Many people are opting to buy Rakhis, greeting cards and gifts online to avoid the rush in the market. It also saves a lot of time for people who don’t find time to shop in local markets and return late from work. Most of the deals on Raksha Bandhan come as a package of Rakhi with either dry fruits, chocolates, sweets, greeting cards, gifts, flowers or all of these. Shopping online is also profitable because one gets hundreds of options about what to gift which is not possible in a retail shop that has limited stuff. Online delivery of festival goodies has reduced the distance between places and made people closer. For those sisters whose brothers are living away from them, ordering Rakhis online is a cheap and convenient way to send Rakhis to their dear brothers. Sites like awesomeji.com are offering free delivery anywhere in India. Women who stay overseas in countries like Canada, U.K, U.S, U.A.E and Australia are also making use of online Rakhi delivery services to send Rakhi and their wishes to their brothers living in India. Sending a Rakhi online not only makes the process of selecting a Rakhi simple but also takes care of the timely home delivery of the product. Some people also consider celebrating it with a cake also.

One Festival, Many Names

Raksha Bandhan is celebrated with fervor and gaiety by different names in different parts of India. In the state of West Bengal and Odisha it is known by the name of Jhulan Purnima while in Maharashtra state it is celebrated as Narali Poornima. In Haryana and Punjab, on Raksha Bandhan day people observe the festival of Salono too. The rituals in some of these places are also different. Like in Uttarakhand’s Kumaon region apart from the brother sister bond, men change their Janeu and the Bagwal fair is held at Devidhura in Champawat district. In Maharashtra people throw coconuts into the sea to please Lord Varuna on Rakhi day. In Jammu and most of North India, people fly Kites on the occasion.