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How Can You Make Rakhi At Home?

Rejoicing the special feelings of affection, regards and fraternal integrity, the festival of Rakhi is a revered occasion celebrated with much fervor and joy. In these two words Raksha Bandhan- Raksha means protection and Bandhan stands for obliged or bind. Thus the Rakhi tying ceremony is all about seeking the well being and prosperity for dear brother by her sister. This fragile knot of Rakhi is much more than just a ceremonial mark, it is indeed a symbol of seeking divine bliss and good life for beloved brother who in return pledges to protect his sister from all evils.

Rakhi is a sacred thread made out of traditional silk or cotton thread or any other material. To beautify the rakhi some design is weaved on the thread. Nowadays Rakhis are decorated with soft silky threads of various colours, and also with ornaments, pictures, gold and silver threads etc.
Make Your Own Rakhi at Home
During the festival of Rakhi, sisters generally purchase the different kind of Rakhi threads like Mauli, Zari, Precious and Semi Precious Rakhis from the market. On the other hand, these Rakhis can be made right at the home with readily available items. Making a Rakhi at Home not only adds fun and excitement to jubilance of festivities, but also adds a personal touch and emotional feelings. So simply read on to find out more about making your own Rakhi at Home.

Materials Required
To make a simplest type of rakhi, things that are required are as follows:
  • Bunch of Silk threads (Red or any bright color thread)
  • Scissors
  • Needle and cotton thread
  • Beads, sequins, sitaras, zari
  • A toothbrush with hard bristles
Take a bunch of multicolored silk threads, if you want a colorful rakhi. The length should be between 20-30 inches.You can also use a strand or two of golden thread. Fold the length of the thread bunch to half.

Tie a tight knot with a cotton thread on the one-fourth part of the silken thread bunch. The one-fourth part will be made into a rakhi while the three-fourth will be the string to tie around the wrist.

The heads of the silk threads of the one-fourth part of the bunch should not remain in loops. Otherwise cut them with a pair of scissors.

Once they are independent of loops, use a a toothbrush to rub hard on these threads and brush them with strong strokes by holding tight on the knot. With repeated strokes the silk threads turns fluffy and soft.

Divide the longer part of the thread into two halves and plat them in desired way. At the end tie a knot and brush the end again. This makes the string.

Once this is done, decorate the upper part with sequins, beads, religious motifs, sitaras. Stick them with glue. A sponge of the same color can also be used which can be cut into different shapes and decorate it with beads or sitaras.

Thus, your home made rakhi is ready. All it requires is some imagination and some materials to make a rakhi easily at home.

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