India is a land of religion. However rakhi can be termed as a festival that is non religious in nature, yet it manages to bring together the entire family and celebrate the spirit of love and family bonding which is often regarded as the building block of traditional Indian society.
Like any other festival, rakhi is never complete without gatherings, celebrations, exchange of sweets and gifts, lots of noise and fun. It is not just a simple thread which is tied on a brother’s hand. It is a symbol of faith, love and trust which a sister places on her brother’s wrist. There are many things that a rakhi can be made from.
From simple cotton and woollen fabrics to more elaborately designed rakhis made from beads and rudraksha is not uncommon. People nowadays are opting for rakhis made from gold and silver. The best part of a gold or silver rakhi lies in the fact that it does not get destroyed easily and lasts for a pretty long period of time. There are various types of silver Rakhi available in the market. You can also custom make one of them as per your choice.
Here are some silver rakhi options, you can choose from.
• Silver Bracelet Type Rakhi: Silver bracelet type rakhis are very common and a lot of people love them for their sheer simplicity. If you planning to send rakhi to USA for your brother, you can choose an elegant and simple looking silver bracelet rakhi, that looks like a band. Your brother can wear this band anytime. It would be a cool style statement for him and would also keep reminding him of his beautiful sister
• Double Chain Silver Rakhi: Double chain silver rakhi is meant for more fashion conscious people. Instead of one chain, it has two chains which make the rakhi look more elegant, sophisticated and stylish. You can pair it up with both ethnic as well as indo western dresses.
• Coinage Rakhi: This Diwali send rakhi to USAand delight your brother. Coinage rakhi is a unique combination of modern style and traditional values. A coin rakhi is typically a silver coin with the images of deities or some holy symbol, which is considered auspicious by the Hindus. Usually the image is preferred since he is considered as “Vighnaharta” or remover of all evils. However, if you are not too fond of traditional designs, you can customise the designs and engrave your names or initials which would be another nice idea altogether.
• Silver Plated Rakhi: If you wish to add some colours to the bright white colour of silver rakhis, try silver plated rakhis. In these types of rakhis, the base is made from silver and semi-precious stones adorn the top portion, which makes them quite eye catching.
There is no limit to designs that you can have. There are different ways to make your brother feel special. Remember Rakhi is not about how expensive a gift you can buy, it is more about how much time and effort you dedicate in choosing this special thread for your brother.
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