Raksha bandhan is a festival of
togetherness and rakhi thread the symbol of love shared by siblings.
is simply not a thread, it
is a bond of love shared between a brother and sister. Every year as a
sister ties a rakhi on the wrist of her brother, she wishes him a world of
happiness and delight.
There are many varieties of rakhi available in the market as the festival
comes closer. But a rakhi that is made by one is the special
reflection of togetherness shared between a brother and a sister.
So here are some wonderful ideas to help you make a rakhi at home. With
just a few basic ingredients you can make a wonderful rakhi for your brother
and express your deepest feelings on this rakhi.
Multi Colored Rakhi
- - Silk threads-multi-colored
- - Cotton thread
- - Beads, sequins
- - Scissors
- - Glue
Take a few multi-colored silk threads. Red and yellow are considered
auspicious colors for the festival of raksha bandhan. You can also add a
strand or two of golden thread. The threads should be around 30" long.
Fold the length of the thread bunch to half. Tie a tight knot at one fourth
of the length using the cotton thread. Cut the loops of the folded thread
and feather out the open ends with a hard brush.
Divide the longer part of the thread into two halves and plat them in
desired way. Tie the ends with the cotton thread and fluff the open ends.
These two strands will be used for the tying.
Now decorate the upper part with glitter, beads or floral patterns. If you
are using multicolored threads arranged in some specific way, cut them short
to a suitable length not more than ½".
Now days the rakhi thread that is very much in fashion are rakhis made of
kalava or moli. These types of rakhis are suitable for those who wish to
keep the rakhi tied for a longer time. For making this type of a rakhi you
would require the following things.
- - A Moli or Kalava
- - Cotton Thread
- - Scissors
- - Glue
- - Religious Symbol/ Rudraksh
- - Tulsi/ Sandalwood Beads or Tiny Shells
Take a 50" long thread and fold it in the middle. Plat the thread in
the desired manner. Tie the cotton thread leaving some space at the ends.
Remove all the loops from the ends. Stick the religious symbol or rudraksh
in the middle and decorate the rest of the rakhi with beads. You can stick
them or even stitch them on the braided thread.