Precious RakhiThe festival of Rakhi is one of the most famous Hindu festival celebrated in India with great enthusiasm and spirit. This day signifies a strong bond of love between brothers and sisters which is one of the most noble emotions of human beings. Rakhi festival is also known as Raksha Bandhan and falls on the full moon day of the Shravana, hence also called 'Shravana Purnima'.
Previously, celebrated only by the Hindu people this festival has now transgressed all the feelings of race, caste and religion. The chaste bond of love is manifested by the rakhi tying on the wrist of brothers. Initially thread was used as rakhi but as the time passed innovation in Rakhi also took place. Apart from simple thread, Rakhi embellished with beads, semi-precious stones, colored or golden and silver threads, satin ribbons, floral motifs etc also began to be used.
Various materials used
As the name implies, precious Rakhis are generally made up of precious metals and stones like gold, silver, diamond, pearl, emerald,etc. Due to its expensive nature, this type of rakhis are popular only to a limited section of the society. Such rakhi often has a gold or silver chain instead of simple silk or cotton thread. The use of gold or silver chain make the rakhi artistically marvelous. Rakhis with gold and silver coins are also very popular. A variety of semi-precious stones like pearl, Emerald, topaz etc. are also used in making of precious rakhi. These stones are aligned in various modes to produce beautiful Rakhi designs. The precious metals are also used in producing Rakhi of various floral designs, the images of god and goddesses etc.
Types of precious Rakhi
The wide variety of Precious rakhi are categorized on the basis of metals and stones used in the manufacturing of these rakhis.