Hello lovelies! Happy Raksha Bandhan or Rakhi to all who are celebrating! This day is very special to me and my family, so allow me to tell you a little bit about the celebration! 

Raksha Bandhan means “bond of protection.” It comes from the Sanskrit word rakhi, which refers to a form of thread bracelet that sisters wrap around the wrists of their brothers as a token of gratitude for their protection.

my best friend who is also my brother, Neel 🙂

Raksha Bandhan is celebrated to renew and strengthen the filial bond of peace and love. First, each member of the family makes an offering to their respective divinities. Then I tied a Rakhi around my brother (Neel’s) wrist, chanted prayer, and marked his forehead with Kumkum powder. I basically prayed for his health, and he reciprocated by promising to protect me.     

here is me knotting a Rakhi on my brother’s wrist

I KNOW, IT’S SO WHOLESOME :’) 

Sacred verses from Hindu scriptures are also read aloud during the ceremony. Once I had tied the Rakhi around my brother’s wrist, I would traditionally feed him sweets in exchange for money. It’s cash day for being a good sister, haha!   

family <3

The overall vibes from Raksha Bandhan are positive and happy, so it’s one of my favourite days of the year.

Thank you for taking the time to read this! Have a wonderful day, week, month, year and beyond!  

With all my love, 

Khushi Vyas, Miss Teenage Peel 2021

Written by: Khushi