Celebrating Rakhi – Yesterday & Today
As a Mom, it's great to pass down our traditions and culture. Thank you, Mom Star Sugandh, for sharing your festivities with us.
“Raksha Bandhan or Rakhi was a grand celebration in our house. But it was a tad bit different, as my brother is the youngest among the three of us (me and my sister), so he always received gifts from us rather than giving us. I still remember the day used to begin with both us sisters'dressing up in salwar kameez and packing the gift for our brother in homemade gift wrappers and ribbons.
Mom making our favourite sweet Gulab Jamuns :D. So special were those days.
Mum explaining my brother that tying Rakhi meant all the three of us will always be there for each other. How true are those words? Rakhi celebrates the lovely bond between siblings which often ignored.
So when little Reyansh came into my life, I wanted him to enjoy the festival as we did. But since he still doesn't have siblings, I requested one of his playmate Aashna's mum to get her little baby girl over for a small Rakhi tying session :)
Reyansh was totally fascinated with lovely bling Rakhis and wanted to try the chocolates and sweets. Even the little girl Aashna had a ball making her fingers red with the tikka vermillion.
My friend and I decided that we shall continue the tradition every year for both the little ones.