Nagpur: Most young boys and men were seen proudly wearing colourful Rakees adorning their wrists. It was one day when most boys and men visited their sisters homes (if she is married) or came back to their homes where their parents live with their sisters.
Many areas in city including Sadar, Gadigodham, Indora, Jaripatka, Panchpaoli, Dhantoli, Gokulpeth, Dharamapeth, Sitabuldi, Medical Square, Khamla and other places had many temporary shops set up to sell Rakhis for the past two-three days. People could be seen buying Rakhees, Sweets and gifts. Fancy stores selling curios, gifts, chocolate boxes etc did a brisk business too.
In olden days, there was a facility offered by Indian Post and Telegraphs department to send Rakhees to brothers living far away.
The newer version is sending Rakhi on-line. Even gifts are sent on-line. So if sister really has a true love for her brother, she can send rakhees on-line and distance will not matter.
Raksha Bandhan simply means ‘Bond of Protection’ is a Hindu religious festival. The festival celebrates the love and duty between brothers and sisters. It is also popularly used to celebrate any brother-sister relationship between boys and girls or men and women who may or may not be biologically related. Raksha Bandhan was celebrated by many communities as a secular festival. This secular aspect is observed among all people, irrespective of their religion symbolizing the sister’s love and prayers for her brother’s well-being, and the brother’s lifelong vow to protect her.