Raksha Bandhan 2020: 5 beautiful ways to decorate your ‘Rakhi Thali’, check out
The holy Shravan Month brings in lots of festivals in India. One such festival is Raksha Bandhan popularly known as Rakhi. It is a Hindu festival that celebrates the relationship between brothers and sisters, and families, on the full moon of the Hindu month of Shravana (Shravan Poornima), or around July and August. This day is also called Brother and Sister Day.
This year Raksha Bandhan falls on August 3. Just like other Hindu festivals, the festival of Raksha Bandhan also requires a beautiful and profuse Puja Thali containing every religious item to offer prayers to God and perform an aarti of brothers before going further with the Rakhi tying ceremony. The Rakhi Thali contains a diya, roli or tika, rice, sandalwood, incense sticks. In the Raksha bandhan thali, the rakhis are kept along with the moli.
Important things included in Rakhi Thali are:
- Puja Rice: Puja rice is called Akshat which is unbroken white rice. Rice can be kept in a Batti or small bowl. A small heap of rice also looks good in Puja Thali.
- Raksha Potli: Although out of popularity, it is tiny Raksha Potli which should be tied on the wrist. According to religious texts, it was Raksha Potli which was tied to the wrist of God Indra.
- Puja Roli: Roli is an organic powder which is getting used in Puja since ages and Raksha Bandhan rituals itself begins with Roli Tilak on the forehead. Roli is made by mixing Haldi (turmeric) and Chuna (lime) and is also known as Kumkum.
- Rakhi: A pair of designer Rakhi, as even number of Rakhi, are considered auspicious, is kept in Puja Thali. Many gifts Thali includes two Rakhi, one for Bhaiya, and another for Bhabhi.
- Rakhi Sweets: Sweets are offered to brothers after Tilak and Raksha thread. Any sweet available can be offered.
Here are few beautiful ways to decorate your Rakhi Thali: