Sunday, August 15, 2010

rakhi wallpapers

Rakhi Wallpapers

Rakhi wallpapers are one of the best among all options that create a special aura on the festival. This web-page consists of various splendid free Rakhi wallpapers for your mobile phones and Personal Computers. Available in all sizes and magnificent colors, one only need to download these Raksha Bandhan wallpapers to make the occasion all the more exciting.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Raksha Bandhan Traditional Wear

Rakhi is celebrated with great excitement and joy across India and other parts of the worlds where Indians reside. From early morning everybody starts getting ready for the occasion. On the day of Rakshabandhan, people generally prefer to wear traditional attires. Men mostly wear kurta pyjama on this occasion whereas women prefer to wear sari or salwar suits, which are mainly Indian traditional clothes. People generally prefer to wear cotton material cloths, as this is comfortable during this season. But with the changing fashion trends every year, people generally tend to follow the fashion of that season during the festival time. But for Indians, the traditional and cultural chord is so strong that no matter where the siblings are, they will try to wear traditional Indian clothes that reflect our values, tradition and culture.

So get dressed this Raksha Bandhan with the latest Traditional wear and celebrate with love and joy with your siblings.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Rakhi Thali Decorations

rakhi thali decoration
Rakhi Thali Significance

Rakhi is celebrated with pomp and gaiety by Hindus in different parts of India. The ceremonious occasion commemorates the strong bond between brother and sister. On the festival of Rakhi/Raksha Bandhan, sisters would conduct an aarti and apply tilak on their brothers' forehead, before tying the Rakhi (sacred thread) on their brothers' wrist. All the puja items are beautifully arranged on a plate, which is called puja thali.

Rakhi Thali Decoration Ideas

Floral and Fragrance Thali
Place the puja items including diya, rice and roli and sweetmeat in a bronze or stainless steel thali in which petals of flowers are arranged as the base. You can decorate the puja thali with an assortment of fresh colorful flowers full of fragrance. Either fill the entire thali with the flowers, or decorate them only on the thali's rim. The thali can be decorated by single color flowers also. Instead of an entire flower, make use of only the petals of the flowers, so that the thali looks pretty.

Rich Dry fruits Thali
Decorate your puja thali for Rakhi with rich dry fruits like cashew nuts, chestnuts, raisins, cocoa nut, pistachio or almond. One after another, many circles of different dry- fruits can be made in the thali, which gives a colorful look. Another idea is to make an entire base of mixed dry fruits in the thali, and then place the puja items. For the purpose, you may make use of a stainless steel thali.

Auspicious Roli Turmeric Thali
Auspicious Roli turmeric thali is one of the basic types of puja thalis for Rakha Bandhan. Take a bronze thali. Now, mix roli with turmeric powder, so that it becomes a thin paste. The red and yellow combination of these two would give a traditional look to your pooja thali. Smear the thali with the fresh roli-turmeric paste. After the paste is dried, place the puja items in the thali, including diya, sweetmeat and rice.

Colourful Thali
You may make use of different colorful paper cuttings your Rakhi puja thali decoration. Although the thali will wear a look of collage painting, it is definite that it would look unique and catch the immediate attention of your brother. Make use of paper cut outs from a magazine or newspaper, for the purpose. The papers used in such decoration could be plain papers with single color or the printed papers containing some or other pictures on them.

Chocolate Thali
This Rakhi, come up with unique ideas for the puja thali decoration and please your brother, on the auspicious occasion. If you are looking for something out of the ordinary, then go for chocolate thali decoration. Divide the area of the thali by drawing lines of chocolates and Others Sweets candies. In every division, place one puja item. This would look very different from the traditional puja thalis.

Traditional Sweets Rakhi Thali
Traditional Sweets can be used as decorative items for pooja thali. Either put full pieces of the sweets in a decorative manner in the thali, or put small pieces of sweets by cutting them into different shapes. You can also use a combination of both the ideas. Place the puja items in between the sweets.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Raksha Bandhan Sms for brother and sisters

Raksha Bandhan Sms: In Today's Tech savvy world wishing your dear ones by sending SMS has become a tradition. Whether its diwali, holi or christmas, the day before festival mobile phone networks get jammed. So, if you also want to wish your sibling with same way on Raksha Bandhan then instead of forwarding other messages or last years SMS, just look on the following Raksha Bandhan SMS's collection, which are suitable for your brothers and also for so called 'don't likable brothers'.

Rakhi SMS for Brothers

* “Brothers are like streetlights along the road, they don't make distance any shorter but they light up the path and make the walk worthwhile.”

* “You were always my best friend, looking out for me, making sure the path I traveled on was smooth. Even if I searched the world over, there cannot be a better brother than you. Wishing You Life's Best Always.”

* “We were always close, looking out for each other even when life led us along different paths... Like an invisible thread, our love binds us together, making sure we'll remember where we came from and what we mean to each other. Wishing you a joyous Raksha Bandhan, Dear Brother.”

Rakhi SMS for Sisters

* "Sisters is probably the most competitive relationship within the family, but once sisters are grown, it becomes the strongest relationship."

* “Sister is someone who is caring and sharing. Sister can understand things you never said. She can understand pain which is not visible to anyone. I love my sister.”

* “It leaves a smile on my face when I think of those trifling fights we had and suddenly used to make up. The memories may fade away with passing time but the love we share will only grow. Happy Raksha Bandhan, Dear Sister.”

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Raksha Bandhan Poems

Rakhi Poems,Raksha Bandhan Poems,Free Rakhi Poems,Rakhi Poetry

A Raksha Bandhan poem can explain the incomprehensible and express the unexpressed. This is how poetry plays an important role in our lives. Raksha Bandhan poems help us to understand and express thoughts, experiences and feeling
SDome Rakhi poems contains meaningful and heart-touching poems for siblings.

A Sister Like You

Someone who will understand
Who knows the way I feel
In every situation
Her concern is very real
Someone who has walked my ways
Who knows my every need
Times when she would see me cry
Her heart would nearly bleed
Everyone should have a sister
Just the way I do
Richly blessed is what I am
To have a sister like you.

Sibling Love

Growing up as kids we were blessed
To have come from a loving home
Parents that guided and loved us
And never did us wrong.

We had a beautiful childhood
Many memories we all hold
We've always had that sibling bond
That's more precious than gold.

Mom and Dad had it hard
Raising six kids way back then
But we never went hungry or unclothed
And their love was Heaven sent.

I'm thankful that we were loved
Something money could never buy
This was the richness that filled our hearts
Because Mom and Dad always tried.

Now as I'm getting older
I've learnt to appreciate things much more
I'm thankful we loved each other
And each one of you I adore.

Today I want to say to each of you
I Love You with my whole heart
I'll Love You beyond this lifetime
And my love will never stop.
Ann Stareyes

Rakhi Day is Righteous Day
by A.P.J.Abdul Kalam

This full moon day our hearts are in brim
Feeling of faith and serenity in mind.
We light the lamps and our hears glow
Radiance of happiness and peace are in flow.
Harmonious homes are like streams of joy
Flowing and flourishing the landscape en route.
Nobility in heart and character in deed
Righteous homes alone make a beautiful State.
Sisters will tie the thread on the brothers
Abiding them to do only what is right and clean.
Put the Kumkum and blessed rice on the head
Where will dwell right thoughts and noble action.

A Brother Just Like You

I just want to let you know
You mean the world to me
Only a heart as dear as yours
Would give so unselfishly

The many things you've done
All the times that you were there
Help me know deep down inside
How much you really care

Even though I might not say
I appreciate all you do
Richly blessed is how I feel
Having a brother just like you.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Raksha Bandhan Messages

Raksha Bandhan Messages / Rakhi Greetings / Rakhi Messages for Brothers / Sisters

Go on and  reach out to your Brothers and Sisters this Raksha Bandhan with these special Rakhi Messages .

Dear Brother            
On this Raksha Bandhan I wish to say that you are the best brother and you mean to me the whole world
I love U
Happy Rakhi!!!

You helped me while I was in trouble, you made me feel safe when I was scared and other things you did to make me happy. Thanks is insufficient for all this.
Happy Raksha Bandhan to you, Brother.          

May God bless you always. You are such a darling. You deserve the very best in life. May all your dreams come true.
Happy Raksha Bandhan

Dear Sister

This message is dedicated to you. You are most wonderful person I know. Your ability to take things in your stride makes you extraordinary and special. You can fight adversity with your will power and faith in God. Your good nature and awesome smile wins you fans and well wishers in first glance. Make God give you strength to always remain you and give you happiness you truly deserve.
Yours sincerely

I am really thankful to God to have the precious gift of a sister like you. 
Happy Raksha Bandhan.

We laugh and cry, we play and fight. We shared moments of joy and  happiness ,sorrows and grief , which made our grow bond stronger.
Happy Raksha Bandhan .    


Monday, July 12, 2010

Rakhi Sweets and recipes

Raksha Bandhan is a special Day in the Hindu calender. It stands for the pure and impalpable bond between the brother and sister , this joyful occasion  thus calls for special festive feasting .Raksha Bandhan is the day to arrange  a lavish feast for your brother and sisters and show them you love with these mouth watering recipes.

Coconut Burfi Recipe
Ingredients Required:
  • Shredded coconut
  • Butter
  • Milk
  • Dry fruits 
 In a non-stick pan, take milk, add sugar and bring it to boil. Then add coconut to it. Let it boil on simmered flame for quite sometime until the milk is reduced to half. But you should keep on stirring frequently to avoid the milk getting burnt.
As soon as the milk gets thickened, just like condensed milk, add edible yellow color to it. Finally, after a couple of minutes pour it onto a greased plate. Let it stand for half an hour and cut it in the shape of a burfi. It could be diamond shaped, square or triangle shaped as per your liking. Garnish it with pistachios and almonds.
And the coconut burfi is ready!

Malai Gulab Jamun Recipe 
 Ingredients Required :

1 Cup full-cream powder milk
4 Teaspoon Suji
4 Teaspoon Cake Flour ( Maida )
4 Teaspoon Ghee
1/2 Teaspoon Baking Powder
Milk to make dough
Ghee for frying.
For Sugar Syrup:
2 Cups Sugar
2 Cups Water
For The Filling:
Some cream ( malai )
Desicated Coconut

Procedure :
  • Make a dough with Powder- milk, suji, maida, ghee, baking powder & milk. Set aside for 2-3 hours.
  • Again make a dough by adding some more milk ( as the dough becomes stiff & hard after 2 hours ).
  • Make Sugar syrup and cool. Make elongated-shaped Jamuns and fry in ghee at medium heat.
  • Add to the syrup. Leave aside for about 4 hours. Squeeze out the syrup gently.
  • Make a slit at one end & fill with malai.
  • Roll in the desiccated coconut.

Dal Ke Laddu Recipe
Ingredients Required:

1 cup moong dal (dhuli)
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
3/4 tsp garam masala
2 tblsp mint chutney
2 tblsp tamarind chutney
chaat masala
salt to taste
1 tblsp coriander leaves
250 gms radish (grated)
water to soak dal
How to make dal ke laddu:
  • Soak dal overnight.
  • Drain excess water and grind to a fine paste.
  • Add salt, red chilli powder and garam masala.
  • Mix well.
  • Make small balls and deep-fry till they are golden in colour. Keep these balls on a plate.
  • Garnish with radish (mooli) lachha, mint chutney, tamarind chutney, chaat masala and coriander leaves.


Thursday, July 8, 2010

Raksha Bandhan Gifts

Raksha Bandhan Gifts are exchanged as a integral part of rakhi ,
gifts are given by elder brothers to the sisters in acceptance of their raksha. They bless their sisters after the thread tying ceremony and give gifts. In the case of younger brothers, it is the sisters who give them gifts along with the Rakhi. The gifts given on Rakhi include gifts, sweets , dry fruits or clothes etc.Raksha Banhan is on Tuesday, August 24 2010.

Of late, it has become customary for the sisters to gift something in return to the brothers, younger or elder. The reason for this change are the ever increasing distances. Rakhi gifts are an extended expression of love and affection that the siblings share.

One of the major changes that has occurred in Indian tradition of Rakhi gifts is that men's Bracelets- fashion accessory made of gold or silver are gifted as Rakhi Gifts. Men's Bracelets are long lasting and are a constant reminder to the brothers of their love for their sisters . It is the most readily acceptable replacement among gifts for a Rakhi, as it is tied on the wrist and is useful.

Some Sister's do gift their brother's wrist watches, to remind their brothers of the precious times they shared .

Sweets and chocolates have always been a part of the gifts given on Rakhi. Dry fruits are a convenient alternative and more preferred these days as Rakhi gifts. Pen sets, shirts or mobile accessories or a jeweled tie pin are other nice Rakhi gift options.

So, this Raksha Bandhan, gift your brother something he loves. Gift him something that will remind the two of you of the lovely time spent together on Raakhi.