Read all about when is Raksha Bandhan in 2021, what is the best time to tie Rakhi this year and 9 interesting ways to celebrate Raksha Bhandan in lockdown.
Raksha Bandhan also known as Rakhi will be celebrated this year on Sunday, 22nd August 2021.
Best Time to Tie Rakhi in 2021
Raksha Bandhan or Rakhi can be tied between 6:07 AM to 5:59 PM this year. However, the best time to tie the sacred thread would be Aparahna Muhurat which is between 1:48 PM to 4:22 PM. In case, this time doesnot work out, you may opt for the Praodsh time.
How to Celebrate Raksha Bhandan in Lockdown?
Lockdown, so what? Let us do some simple planning, so that this auspicious day remains special even in lockdown.
# Play the brother sister Bollywood songs while waking up the kids or when starting zoom call
This is more of a family ritual in my house now! I wake my kids up with the happy birthday song playing in backdrop on their birthday and I think it will be an amazing surprise to wake my daughter and son up with melodious Raksha bandhan songs playing in the backdrop.
Do you want to add a lot of personal warmth when doing a zoom Rakhi ceremony, remember to play these songs softly in the background. Most of the brother sister songs are available on youtube and here are a few of my favorite Raksha Bandhan special songs to listen this year.
# Watch some Rakha Bhandan stories together
Children just love listening to stories, inst it? And talesaround festivals weave a completely magical aura around festivity. So reading Rakha Bandhan stories together or watching youtube videos are an excellent way to make this rakha bandhan special while we are under lockdown.
You may want to know which are some of the most interesting mythological stories for Raksha Bandha for kids. Find some suggestions on Rakhi tales below and get inspired!
- King Bali and Goddess Lakshmi, the story behind why a sister invites her brother to her house Shravana Purnima to tie auspicious thread of Rakhi or Raksha Bandhan.
- The story of Rani Karnawati and Emperor Humayun, the widowed queen of Chittor overwhelmed Emperor Humayun when she summoned him by sending this sacred thread to protect her kingdom from the invasion of Bahadur Shah
- Lord Krishna and Draupadi story, where Lord Krishna protected the dignity of Draupadi through his divine powers
- The story of Alexander the Great and King Puru where Alexander’s wife approached King Puru as Rakhi sister to end the war
Watch some more interesting Raksha Bandhan stories and unique ways in which the festival of Raksha Bandhan is celebrated across various states in India.
# Order twinning tee shirts online
Nothing says LOVE more than twinning tees, its God’s way of saying ‘built together by design’
Raksha Bandhan Quotes and Cards
# Donuts are the new laddoos, make some at home together
Laddoos have been an all-time favorite but kids tend to get all excited and jumpy when it comes to chocolates. Add anything home-made and they are going to be all head over heels! Who doesn’t love that now. So, this lockdown let donuts be the new laddoos as they will be 100% safe and sanitized. Plus, anything homemade means kids can have their fill guilt-free. Here is a simple recipe for you to try.
You could also try baking eggless Nutella brownie, its gooey, fudgy, tasty, every child or grown up’s favorite and so easy to make.
# Make the Zoom Rakhi celebration interesting by playing some virtual games
Housie, Pictionary, Shell Shock, Two truths and a lie, Charades to name are a few popular ones. You can play many games and tease your sibling just like when you were young. Keep the plan a surprise and fun is guaranteed!
# Create some crafting memories
Pen down your favorite childhood memories on a handmade card, print some pictures or use an app to craft a nostalgic walk down the memory lane. Let there be a gift your sibling will cherish forever.
# Cool Rakhis to order online this year
You can also experiment with a wide variety of cools Rakhis this year, I have shortlisted a few amazing ones that I loved online.
- Plantable seed rakhi
- LED bracelet rakhi
- Edible gifts rakhi
- Charm bracelet or Watch for brothers
- Personalised with picture Rakhi
You can buy them all on Amazon, check for delivery status in your zone before placing the order.
# Craft some beautiful DIY Rakhi at home
COVID19 lockdown has gotten us all creative, arty and crafty. So use all the creativity to craft out amazing DIY rakhis, puja thaals and gift envelopes. I really loved this DIY Rakhi idea for kids and this DIY Rakhi idea for grown-ups.
Besides being an excuse to give each other presents, it’s also a day to celebrate one of your oldest relationships! I am blessed to have a sister for sibling and we take this special day every year to celebrate that extraordinary invisible bond, started our own ritual to buy each other gifts, for we believe noone stands by your side and protects you like your sibling – be it a brother or a sister.
What are your thoughts on this? I would love to hear from you in the comments below along with your interesting ways to Celebrate Raksha Bhandan in Lockdown for kids or grown ups.
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