Every era in the Indian history
is replete with instances describing the brother - sister bonding. In
antiquity, the bonding between Lord Krishna and Draupadi was highly
celebrated. Lord Krishna saved Draupadi from being disrobed in the court of
Duryodhana, which he repaid as a token of love for his sister who had tied a
strip of cloth from her sari to prevent blood from his wrist. In the
medieval era, Rani Karnavati of Chittor sent a Rakhi to the Mughal monarch
Humayun to save her kingdom from the invasion of a Gujarat king. Humayun
kept his word and immediately came to her rescue.
Welcome to Virtual Rakhi your world to the bond between a brother and
sister. With colorful rakhi's, gifts, traditions and cards we bring together
a rich collection of artifacts to make every rakhi a memorable experience.
Share this excitement and fun with us as the colors of rakhi festival joyous
moments for all. Strengthen the bond between the brother and sister with
The celebration of Raksha Bandhan is a major event in almost every Hindu
household. Popularly referred to as Rakhi, this festival symbolizes the
eternal bond between a brother and a sister. The occasion is celebrated on
the full moon day in the Hindu month of Shravan and every sister eagerly
waits to tie a Rakhi on the wrist of her brother/brothers wishing them the
best of happiness and prosperity and in turn the brother vows to protect and
safeguard her at all times and from all worries. Raksha Bandhan is an
occasion of great revelry and the entire family gets together on this day.
Preparations for the day begin days in advance!