Raksha Bandhan: A Time to Celebrate Siblings


By Masalamommas Team

Rakhi is around the corner and we’re sharing the meaning behind this great this annual cultural milestone help from our  friends over at papaya+post! Read to the end to also order a great Rakhi and card set including an exclusive Masalamommas card!

Looking for the quick facts about Raksha Bandhan?  Look no further – here is a handy overview of the festival that celebrates the special bond between brothers and sisters.



The rakhi ceremony is a wonderful way for brothers and sisters to celebrate their unique bond by pledging to protect each other.  Even those that aren’t related can join in the fun by celebrating with an “honorary” brother or sister.

The actually ceremony is very simple and all you need is really a rakhi, some sweets and a puja thali.  A gift and a personal prayer add a nice touch.

Here, in 5 simple steps are how you can perform a rakhi ceremony in your home this Raksha Bandhan. You can also download a  guide from papaya+post here.


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  1. Karen

    I actually have both the brother and the sister do the same things — pray for well-being, protection, vow to protect, feed each other, etc. It’s a more modern take as I want my daughter to protect her bother and my son to do more than just protect his sister. The celebration is traditional and I love it, but it’s pretty easy for me to make the ceremony and its implications a lot more gender neutral for today’s modern world and for my kids to see that their roles are the same no matter their gender.

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