8 Interesting Ways to Celebrate Raksha Bhandan in Lockdown + Best Time to Tie Rakhi This Year


Read all about when is Raksha Bandhan in 2022 and how to celebrate Raksha bandhan in fun way. What is the best Rakhi time to tie this year & 9 interesting ways to celebrate Virtual Rakhi.

Raksha Bandhan also known as Rakhi will be celebrated this year on Sunday, 22nd August 2021.

Best Time to Tie Rakhi in 2022

The auspicious time for tying Rakhi are

Purnima Tithi starts at 10:38 am on Thursday, August 11.

Purnima Tithi ends at 07:05 am on Friday, August 12.

Source: TimesNowNews

How to Celebrate Raksha Bhandan in Lockdown?

Lockdown, so what? It can be the best year to experience Virtual Rakhi. 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.

Raksha Bandhan Song List
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# 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 celebrate 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

Source: rakhi.in

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 Raksha Bandhan images 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!

9 popular Rakhi Special SOngs

# 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 Rakhi card for your sibling to 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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