Raksha Bandhan is an auspicious occasion and celebrated across India. Sisters tie Rakshis on the wrist of their brothers, and the brothers in turn promise to protect her through their life. A Rakhi is the ceremonial and sacred thread, which is tied to the wrist. During Raksha Bandhan, the sale of Rakhis is the highest. The occasion is celebrated with gift flowers, sweets, chocolates, and other delicacies. It is a family event wherein every family member comes together to enjoy the festival.
Earlier, there were only few traditional varieties of Rakhis available, but today, along with the colourful string Rakhis, one can even get their Rakhi customized. It may be tedious sometimes to visit a shop to another to select a Rakhi, and to eliminate the trouble, you can always purchase a Rakhi and other goodies for the occasion from an online florist, at a low cost.
There are many designer Rakhis and themed-Rakhis available and we are going to introduce you to some of the unique varieties.
- Silver Shield Rakhi:
As the name suggests, silver shield Rakhis have shield-shape made from silver metal as the central motif. These have matte finish and the shield could either be plain or have carvings on them. The Rakhi thread exudes royalty as it is gold coated, mostly. Such Rakhis have dual utility. It can be bought for Raksha Bandhan but the central shield can be made into a key chain afterwards.
- Superhero Rakhi:
Not only are superhero movies popular but so are superhero Rakhis. These Rakhis bear the caricature or print of the superhero and is a hit among children. Thus, if you have young children at home, your boy will definitely like to be tied a superhero Rakhi. Get one of his favourite superhero imprinted Rakhi on this Raksha Bandhan. Some of the superhero Rakhi options are; Chota Bheem Rakhi, Krrish Rakhi, Shaktiman Rakhi etc.
- Musical Rakhi:
These Rakhis are quite entertaining and preferred by younger kids. Musical Rakhi contains sensors, which can sense when the Rakhi is touched. It is then the central portion of the Rakhi (that can bear any design of choice), begins to play melodious tunes. It is perfect for little brothers, so sisters, hope you are reading this.
- Paper Quilling Rakhis:
One of the best handmade Rakhis is the paper quilling Rakhis. You can buy a solid shade quilling Rakhi or colourful paper quilling Rakhi. These are eco-friendly and light in weight. The thread is generally made out of cotton, silk, but usually not paper. Only the designs and attachments on the thread are made of quilling paper items.
- Animal Themed Rakhi
Another most cherished Rakhi is the animal-themed Rakhi, which is abundantly available during Rakhsha Bandhan festival. You can purchase jungle safari themed Rakhi, lion Rakhi, tiger Rakhi, panda Rakhi and henceforth. It will surely keep your little ones entertained and even your daughter will like to tie such Rakhi to her brother.
- Rudraksha Rakhi:
Rudraksha is connoted as teardrops of Lord Shiva and has its roots in Hinduism. It is a seed that is widely used as prayer bead and in making of Rakhis. Being a religious object, it is utilized widely along with coconut skin, colourful stones, and rice grains to form Rakhis. Rudraksha Rakhis is preferred for both kids and adults alike.
- Zari Rakhi:
The Zari Rakhis are made out of silk thread and usually embellished with golden and silver zaris. These Rakhis stand out because sequins, stones, bright glitter work, and beads used in them making the Rakhi look attractive and elegant. Zari Rakhis are available in different price ranges, depending on how complex the zari work is in the Rakhi.
Raksha Bandhan is just around the corner and if you are looking to send Rakhi to India then you can choose from a variety of unique Rakhis, you can consider any of the options, mentioned above.