colorful piece of art, with silken threads designed with colorful
items like Jari, Sitaras, beads. Design can vary person to person.
Here we have provided a simple way to make a attractive Rakhi.
Before make a Rakhi, you need to make sure that you have the following things.
1. Silk threads. ( Red preferred otherwise any color you like.)
2. A pair of scissors
Cotton thread to tie knots Beads
3. Sitaras, golden threads and sponge to decorate
A toothbrush with hard bristles.
Any liquid Color if you like.
Take Approx. 30" long silk thread strands in a bunch. If you want to make
different colored thread, take different colored thread and
combine those together.
Tie a tight knot with a cotton thread on the one-fourth part of the thread bunch. The one-fourth part will be converted into a rakhi with the help of brash and decoration materials and the other three-fourth will be the string to tie around the wrist.
Now cut both the end, the 1/4 and 3/4 side of the silk threads with a pair of scissors. Make sure the knot is really tight.
||3. Now hold the knot by one hand while the smaller side ( 1/4 th) upward and take the brush. Rub slowly and gently on these threads. Repeat this step until the silk threads turns fluffy and soft.
You make dip your brush in liquid color and brush it to make
this more colorful.
Now we need to divide the other end into two string. At the end of the two strings tie a knot and brush the end.
Now this is the final step, you can decorate the top as you like. You can place small or medium size circular colored foil and decorate it with beads or sitaras. Stick them with glue. Or you can cut colored sponge in attractive shape and decorate it with beads or sitaras. Golden threads or color Jari can be can be applied to make it more
Traditionally the Rakhi thali is almost same as the thali for the
pooja of the deities. The Rakhi Thali contains a diya, roli or tika,
rice, sandalwood, incense sticks. In the Raksha bandhan thali, the
rakhis are kept along with differnent items.
These days there are a lot many variations of the rakhi thali
available in the market. The thali or the plate could be of silver
or brass or simple steel. They may have fixed containers and stands
for the various components of the pooja or have complimenting
incense stick stands and diyas, containers for rice and roli and
place to keep sweets.
Brass or silver or silver plated rakhi
thali are considered most auspicious. One of the essentials is drawing a
Swastika in the middle of the rakhi thali, the symbol of Lord Ganesha.
Roli, rice and water are put in three tiny containers along with diya
and an insence stick stand. Rakhi and flowers can be places in the thali
itself and sweets can accompany in a separate plate.
The Rakhi thali can be decorated with a yellow or red cotton bandhani
cloth and gota ( Golden lace) or moli. Proper care should be taken that
diya and the burning encense sticks don't come in direct contact with
the cloth. A sacred aura can be created by arranging the things on a
jute mat and asans.
Create a sacred aura by placing a jute mat and asans and arrange your
things on it. It is upto ones own imagination and the traditional
perspectives to decorate the rakhi thali and perform the ceremony. Be
your innovative self and enjoy the auspices of the day.