Raksha Bandhan is a very special occasion for every Indian brother and sister. It is the day when brothers promise to protect their sisters and sisters pray for their brothers’ well-being.
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Rakhi Thali- The base of the decoration
Rakshabandhan, the festival that celebrates the special bond between a brother and sister is just around the corner. This year, due to the pandemic, sisters are wondering how they can make their rakhi thali decoration at home more special. Here are some ideas:
The base of the decoration is the rakhi thali itself. You can use a steel, brass or copper thali and decorate it with a kundan work Rakhi, some rice grains, Roli-Chawal and a diya. If you want to add more color to your thali, you can use a colorful dupatta or fabric to decorate the base. Another option is to use a fancy plate and cover it with colorful paper or cellophane wrap.
Once you have decided on the base, it’s time to add some more personal touches. If your brother has a sweet tooth, you can include his favorite mithai in the thali. You can also add a chocolate or two along with some dry fruits. If your brother loves savory snacks, then you can include some of his favorite chips or namkeen in the thali. For a more traditional touch, you can add a tilak and some fresh flowers to the thali.
Once you have added all the items to the thali, it’s time to tie the Rakhi around your brother’s wrist. After tying the Rakhi, help your brother apply some sindoor on your forehead and exchange sweets.
Decorating with flowers
Decorating with flowers is a beautiful way to show your love and affection for your brother on Raksha Bandhan. There are many ways to incorporate flowers into your Rakhi thali decoration. Here are some ideas to get you started:
-Use a small vase or bowl to create a mini flower arrangement in the center of the thali.
-Sprinkle fresh petals around the candles or diya on the thali.
-Create a simple garland of flowers to hang around the edges of the thali.
-For a more dramatic effect, drape a long strand of jasmine or rose garland across the thali.
-If you want to keep it simple, just place a single flower in a bud vase on the thali.
Incorporating a personal touch
Raksha Bandhan, or Rakhi, is celebrated annually on the full moon in the month of Shravana. It is a day when sisters tie a special thread, called a Rakhi, around the wrists of their brothers and pray for their safety and well-being. This year, Rakhi falls on August 3.
If you are planning to celebrate Rakhi at home with your family this year, here are some tips on how you can incorporate a personal touch to your festivities and decorate a beautiful Rakhi thali:
-Start by placing a clean, white cloth on the table or surface where you will be placing your thali. This will serve as the base for your decoration.
-Next, add some color to the cloth by placing a colorful runner or bandhani fabric over it. You can also use a printed scarf or dupatta.
-Now it’s time to add the essentials to your thali – a small steel vessel for water (kalash), an earthen lamp (diya), an incense stick holder (agarbatti stand), some raw rice (for puja), and of course, the rakhi itself! You can also place a photograph of god/goddess that you worship on the thali.
-Once all the essentials are in place, start decorating around them with fresh flowers, petals, leaves, and any other pretty thing you can find! Get creative and have fun with it.
-Finally, don’t forget to add some sweet treats to your thali – after all, what’s a festival without food? Include some traditional mithai like motichoor ladoo or barfi, as well as some dry fruits and berries. You can also placed baked goodies like cookies or muffins if you prefer.
Using color to brighten up the thali
Rakhi is a special occasion celebrated in India to mark the brother-sister bond. It is usually celebrated on the full moon day in the month of Shravan (July-August). The sister ties a sacred thread called Rakhi around her brother’s wrist and in turn, the brother promises to protect her and be by her side through thick and thin. This day is also known as Raksha Bandhan.
To make this day even more special, many sisters go the extra mile to decorate their brothers’ rakhi thali (plate) with all their favorite things. Here are some tips on how you can use color to brighten up the thali and make it even more special:
1. Pick a colorful plate: A colorful plate will act as the perfect canvas for your decorative creations. You can either go for a plain plate and use colored gel pens or glitter glue to draw patterns on it, or you can buy a pre-decorated plate from your local store.
2. Use colorful ribbons: Ribbons of different colors can add a lot of charm to your rakhi thali decoration. You can use them to create bows or tassels, or simply tie them around the edges of the plate.
3. Go for bright colors: Bright colors always add life to any decoration. So, try to use as many bright colors as possible while decorating your thali. You can use brightly colored flowers, sequins, beads, or anything else that catches your fancy.
4. Include your brother’s favorite things: Another great way to personalize your thali decoration is by including your brother’s favorite things on it. You can put his favorite sweets or snacks, toys, or anything else that he likes in the middle of the thali. This will make it even more special for him.
Adding a touch of nature
One of the best ways to decorate your Rakhi Thali is by adding a touch of nature to it. You can use fresh flowers, leaves, and branches to give it a natural look. Another way to add a personal touch to your thali is by using your favorite colors and patterns. You can use colorful ribbon, cloth, or paper to create a beautiful design.
Getting creative with the Rakhi
This Hindu festival celebrates the special bond between a brother and sister. It is observed all over India and Nepal on the full moon in the month of August. The sister ties a Rakhi, which is a sacred thread, around her brother’s wrist and in return, the brother offers her a gift and promises to protect her.
If you want to get creative this Rakhi, try making your own Rakhi thali at home. All you need is some ribbon, glitter, and your imagination! Here are some easy ideas to get you started:
1. Cut out two large circles from construction paper. These will be the base of your thali.
2. Glue the circles together, leaving a small opening at the top.
3. Decorate the outside of your thali with ribbon, sequins, or anything else you like. Be sure to include your brother’s name somewhere on the thali.
4. Fill the inside of your thali with mithai (traditional Indian sweets), flowers, and an edible treat for your brother.
5. Tie the Rakhi around your brother’s wrist, and enjoy the festival!
Making it unique- adding a personal touch
While store-bought rakhi thalis are beautiful and come in a range of designs, they can often be quite expensive. If you’re on a budget or simply prefer to add a personal touch, why not try decorating your own rakhi thali at home?
There are a few simple things you’ll need to get started:
-A base for your thali- this can be a plate, tray, or even a decorated piece of card.
-A selection of rakhis- these can be purchased from most craft stores or online.
-A handful of small sweets or chocolates- for the ‘munchies’!
-Rice or colored sand- to decorate the base of your thali.
-Glue or double-sided tape.
Once you have all of your materials ready, you can start decorating! Here are some easy steps to follow:
1. Begin by placing your rice or sand onto the base of your thali in a thin layer. This will create a nice background for your design.
2. Next, start arranging your rakhis onto the rice. You can create any pattern or design you like- it’s up to you! Just make sure that they are evenly spaced out.
3. Once you’re happy with the placement of your rakhis, glue or tape them down so that they don’t move around.
4. To finish off, add a few sweets or chocolates around the edge of your thali. And that’s it! Your very own decorated rakhi thali, ready for Raksha Bandhan!
The finishing touches- putting it all together
After you have collected all of your supplies, it is time to put everything together to finish your Rakhi thali decoration. You will want to start by covering your work surface with newspaper or a tablecloth to protect it from any glue or paint that might spill. Once your surface is protected, you can begin glueing or tapeing your pictures, quotes, and sayings onto the center of the plate. If you are using a paper plate, you may want to put a layer of mod podge or other clear sealant over the top of your design to make it more durable. Once your design is complete, you can add the final touches by adding ribbon, bows, flowers, or anything else you think would look nice. Your imagination is the limit!
The perfect way to say “I love you, Brother!”
The festival of Raksha Bandhan, also known as Rakhi, is just around the corner and we know you must be busy making preparations. One of the most important things on your to-do list would be to buy a beautiful Rakhi thali or plate to put your Rakhis and sweets on. But did you know that you can easily make a stunning Rakhi thali at home with some simple materials?
If you want to add a personal touch to your Rakhi celebration this year, try making your own thali at home. It’s a great way to show your brother how much you care. Plus, it’s a lot of fun! Here’s everything you need to know about how to decorate Rakhi thali at home…
First, choose a base for your thali. You can use a simple metal plate or a decorated platter. If you’re adding Rakhis for more than one brother, make sure to choose a large enough plate so that there’s plenty of space for everything.
Next, add some rice or kundan (colored powder) around the edge of the plate. This will act as ‘glue’ for your decorations and will also give the thali a nice border.
Now it’s time to start adding your decorations! You can use anything you like – from fresh flowers and leaves to ribbons and beads. Get creative and have fun with it! If you’re stuck for ideas, take a look at some pictures of decorated thalis online for inspiration.
Once you’ve added all your decorations, take a step back and admire your handiwork! Your homemade thali is now ready to be used on the big day. Just add your Rakhis and sweets, and let the festivities begin!
Celebrating the festival of Raksha Bandhan
Raksha Bandhan is a very popular Hindu festival that celebrates the special bond between brothers and sisters. It is a day when sisters tie a sacred thread, called a Rakhi, around their brother’s wrist and pray for his health and well-being. In return, the brother promises to protect her from all harm and troubles.
This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many people are opting to celebrate the festival at home with immediate family members only. If you’re celebrating at home this year and are looking for ways to decorate your Rakhi thali (plate), here are some simple and creative ideas!