Different Types of Rakhi for Raksha Bandhan Celebration

Rakhi is not just a fancy thread that accentuates the charm of a brother’s wrist but a beautiful strand of love that protects him from the difficulties and keep negative thoughts away. The sisters tie rakhi on their brother’s wrist that symbolizes the bond of love and care between them. You must be quite excited about the upcoming festival of Raksha Bandhan when you will get to share some moments of joy and laughter with your dear brother. A wide range of rakhi in different styles, patterns, and materials are available online that are sure to add an extra dose of excitement to your celebrations.

The sacred thread of rakhi holds special meaning and significance. Therefore, you should also choose a unique rakhi to convey love and warm wishes for your dear brother. Here are 7 different types of fancy rakhis that you can pick online to make your brother feel happy and special.

Large Kundan Rakhi

An extravagant and dazzling rakhi with a beautiful red kundan in the middle adorned with beads and shimmering stones on both sides is perfect to enhance the charm of your brother’s wrist in a royal manner. It will convey your love and warm wishes for him on the auspicious occasion of Raksha Bandhan and make him feel special.

American Diamond Crown Rakhi

An American diamond studded rakhi with an embellished crown is absolutely perfect for your one in a million brother who actually has a very royal and sophisticated personality. This beautiful rakhi will bless your brother will loads of love and happiness in life and ward away the feelings of hatred and jealousy.

American Diamond Crown Rakhi

Buddha Bracelet Rakhi

The word ‘Buddha’ means the enlightened one or the awakened one. It is believed that Buddha was a human being who woke up or enlightened and can see the true way the world works. This trendy Buddha bracelet rakhi is excellent to tie on your brother’s wrist that will inspire him to follow the path of knowledge and attain enlightenment in life.

Buddha Bracelet Rakhi

Single Rudraksh Dori Rakhi

Rudraksh is known for its medical advantages in controlling stress, blood pressure, and increasing the concentration. It is also known to nullify the effects of malefic planets and protect the wearer from the negative forces. This simple yet elegant simple rudraksh dori rakhi will adorn your brother’s wrist and offer several health benefits along with your unconditional love and care.

Charming Doraemon Rakhi

The festival of Raksha Bandhan, colorful rakhis, and yummy sweets get kids excited about this occasion. This charming Doraemon rakhi is absolutely perfect to bring a smile on your little brother’s face who is a huge fan of this cartoon character and loves to watch him on television all day long. He will be eager to get this rakhi tied on his wrist and flaunt in front of his pals.

Charming Doraemon Rakhi

Swastik Stone Lumba Rakhi Set

The celebration of Raksha Bandhan is not only restricted to brothers and sisters. The sisters also tie rakhi on the wrist of their sister-in-law (bhabhi) who loves and support them just like their brothers. The sign of swastik is considered the sign of fortune and good luck. This swastik stone lumba rakhi set will warm the heart of your bhaiya bhabhi on Raksha Bandhan and bless them with a happy and healthy life.

Sacred Om Rakhi

The sacred Om rakhi is best to wish your spiritual brother on Raksha Bandhan who believes in the divine power of Om. Tie this rakhi on your brother’s wrist to convey your love for him and wish him peace, harmony, and balance in life. This divine rakhi will enhance the grace of his wrist with your umpteen love, care, and appreciation.

May this sacred and lovely festival of Raksha Bandhan strengthens your sibling bond and add more joy, happiness, and laughter to it.

Traditions of Onam and Gift Ideas

                                  “The greatness of a culture can be found in its festivals.” 

                                                                 – Siddharth Katragadda

India is a country of diverse cultures and therefore, its citizens enjoy several festivals throughout the year. Onam is an annual Hindu festival celebrated in Kerala with great zeal and enthusiasm. Known as Kerala’s harvest festival and the festival of rain flowers, it is generally celebrated in August-September. It honors the Vamana avatar of Vishnu and the homecoming of Emperor Mahabali, a legendary emperor in the Indian history.

Onam celebrations last for ten days, which will start on 15th August this year. This festival involves a wide range of festivities, events, and rituals, including boat race, tiger dance, flower arrangement, women’s dance, mask dance, martial arts, music performances, plantain offerings, and folk songs and dance performances. It is known as the New Year for Malayali Hindus. During the ten days festive celebration, women wear traditional Kasavu saree, which are white in color with gold thread and white blouses and men are seen in dhotis. The young girls wear long, flair skirts with colorful blouses.

Gift giving is an important aspect of the traditional festival of Kerala, Onam. On this festival, people send warm wishes to their friends and family members along with exciting gifts. So we bring you some fabulous Onam gift ideas to help you select the best presents for your loved ones.

Silver Coin

On the festival of Onam, the elders in the family offer silver coins to children and young members. Silver coins having the image of Lord Ganesha and Goddess Laxmi are considered to bring wealth and prosperity to one’s life. Apart from silver coins, other items made of silver, such as Pooja thali, lamps, and deity idols are also considered cherished gifts to send to your near and dear ones on Onam.

Silver Coin

 

Delicious Sweets

Any traditional Indian festival is considered incomplete without indulging in the yummy sweets. The mouth-watering traditional sweets are exchanged among the dear ones to convey warm wishes on the occasion of Onam and enhance sweetness in relationships. Sweet dishes like Palada Pradhaman, Dry Fruit Kesari, Payasam, and Achappam, etc. are relished by the people of Kerala during the Onam festivities. You can send a box of yummy sweets to your friends and family during this festival to make your presence felt among them.

 

Jewelry

Gifting precious jewelry to the female members of the family is a famous tradition of the Onam festival. Jewelry is a timeless gift that stays with the recipient forever and keeps reminding them of the love and care of the recipient. You can purchase traditional jewelry to wish your mother, wife, sister, and daughter a happy and joyous Onam celebration. When running out of time, you can also order precious and artificial jewelry online from genuine websites from the comfort of your home.

Jewelry

Flowers

Flowers are undoubtedly the best gift choice for any occasion. And when you have no idea about the taste and preference of the recipient, flowers always come across as the safest gift option. A wide range of fresh and beautiful flower bouquets and arrangements are available online at a varied range of price. Gift your friends and family members ravishing flowers along with the warm wishes to add more fun and excitement to their Onam celebrations.

flowers

 

Apparels

Offering traditional clothes to the friends and family members is another famous trend of the festival of Onam. On this day, the elder member of every household buys new clothes for the family members. Being the elder member of the family, you should purchase new clothes for your family members that they can wear during Onam. As per the choice and comfort of your loved ones, you can purchase traditional and western attires for them.

Apparels

 

All the gift ideas mentioned above are sure to bring a wide smile on the face of your loved ones and make the auspicious occasion of Onam quite special for them.

International Youth Day- Know About the Challenges of Today’s Young People

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Jose Rizal, the Filipino nationalist very well said, “The youth is the hope of our future.” And to have a strong future, it is important that we provide our youngsters with favorable opportunities for their overall growth in every aspect. Every year, International Youth Day is celebrated on 12th August to promote awareness regarding the cultural and legal issues concerning youth across the world. The decided theme for International Youth Day 2018 is- Safe Spaces for Youth.

The young people contribute to a large population across the globe. Without safe spaces, youth from different cultural background, race, and gender feel intimated and cannot effectively contribute towards the development of the nation. Therefore, it is necessary to provide them with safe spaces where they can fully express themselves without feeling uncomfortable. They need to be assured of respect and self-worth that encourages them to spread the message of unity and peace around.

Let’s have a look at the various challenges that today’s youth is facing due to lack of opportunities and safe spaces.

Education Disparity

Education is the basic right of every kid that opens up the number of opportunities to be successful in life. But sad to know that some have it better than the other. Some schools are simply better than others because of the difference in race and financial status. And because of not being able to receive good and quality education, some children are not fully ready to compete in the job market with the other kids of their age.

Inadequate Employment Opportunities

In today’s time, even with multiple degrees, youngsters are not able to find a decent job with a decent salary. The employment options are gradually decreasing that results in frustration and aggression among youth towards the system. Not having a regular job diverts their mind and interest towards useless activities that put their future at risk.

Poverty

Poverty is one of the biggest failures of the government system in any country. There are still many developing nations in the world whose large chunk of the population falls below the poverty line. Poverty, in any country contributes to insufficient living, health, and education facilities for the youngsters that victimize them to a great extent.

Violence in Schools

Schools are considered the temple of education where young minds are prepared for the future. But with the increasing rate of crime and violence in schools, they are  no more the safe havens for children. School attacks, cases of bullying, increasing suicide rates, and regular fights make it really hard for the youngsters to live a normal life and affect their emotions and thought process badly.

Substance Abuse

Substance abuse has always been the major source of ruining the mind and future of youngsters. The curiosity of young minds, peer pressure, and wrong portrayal of media about drugs leads them to the harmful habit of drinking, smoking and drug abuse. Under the influence of alcohol and drugs, they indulge in anti-social activities that prove to be harmful to their family and society.

Being the responsible citizen of this world, it is our duty to act individually and works towards creating a safe environment for the youth. Where they can live a better life, be productive, and make their contribution towards the development of the nation.

 

Exciting Ways to Celebrate National Son and Daughter Day

  Every child is a different kind of flower, and altogether make this world a beautiful garden.
                                                                                            – Anonymous

Children are the biggest joys of their parent’s life. No matter how tough they make their lives, they always remain the apple of their eyes. Being the parents of super adorable kids is like an ever going celebration in life. From feeding their kids to cleaning them and to watch them grow are of course the biggest source of happiness for the parents. The coming August 11th marks National Son and Daughter Day, which is the perfect occasion to appreciate the presence of bunle of joys who have blessed you with the most wonderful experience of life, i.e., parenthood. It is the perfect day to bond with your kids by spending some time with them and expressing gratitude towards them for making your life quite fun and magical.

Here are a few ways to celebrate National Son and Daughter day with your children in an exciting manner.
Spend Time with Them
Time is the best gift you can offer your kids to teach them the value of relationships and loved ones in life. Take a day off from work to spend some quality moments with your son and daughter. Talk to them about school, things happening in life, recite stories or tell them about your childhood days. Just doing simple and fun things with your kids on a lazy day will bring you closer to them and you will end up making memories that last a lifetime.

Spend Time with Them

Take Them Out
Use this day to help your kids explore the important places or monuments in the city. Take them out for sightseeing. Visit a museum to give them a sneak peak about the history that they always wanted to know. Or if they love adventure activities, then you can also take them for wonder rides or a little hiking trip. Go to the movies with them or take a stroll in the park. Doing all this will strengthen your relationship with them and show that you are always there to love, care, and support them.

Join Them for Fun Activities
Every kid has some specific interests and passions. You can make this day special by showing excitement about your kids’ passions and joining them for some fun activities. If they like to paint, join them for a painting class for a day. If dancing is their hobby, have fun with them at a dance session that will also act as a great stress buster for you. Be Genuine. They should be able to feel the love in everything you do with them.

Join Them for Fun Activities

Surprise with a Sweet Delight
And yes, how can you even imagine this occasion to be complete without surprising your kids with a sweet treat. You can celebrate this important day with a yummy cake or bake delicious cupcakes or cookies for them at home. Relishing these delicacies with them while enjoying a fun TV show together or sharing a good laugh will make the day quite special and memorable for all of you.
A Lovely Present.

Surprise with a Sweet Delight

Gifts open the door to the heart of your loved ones. And the wide smile you witness on their face makes all the efforts worth it. There must be something your kids wanted for a long time or something they need for sure. Wait no more, and gift them that special thing as a symbol of your love for this memorable occasion. Their heart will fill with enormous joy and face will brighten up with a graceful smile.

You don’t need a special day to tell your kids that they are the most beautiful thing ever happened to you, but you can always use National Son and Daughter Day to create sweet and unforgettable memories with them to cherish forever.

Which Flowers Are Mostly Used In The Perfume Industry?

                                                                         Perfume is a cocktail of memories and emotion.

                                                                                                    – Jeffrey Stepakoff

Flowers are the magical creations of nature that captivate the attention of people because of their ethereal beauty and enchanting fragrance. Many times, we stand in the garden, smell a flower and get lost in the charm of its scent so much that all we wish is to capture that fragrance forever. The exceptional fragrances of the flowers are the reason they are used in the perfume industry to create a refreshing scent. The perfumes not only make your personality attractive but also have a positive effect on your mind that offers the much-needed confidence to present yourself in front of the people and interact with them.

Here is a list of a few flowers mostly used in the perfume industry to prepare exotic fragrances.

Rose

Rose

Rose, popularly known as the ‘queen of flowers’ is an essential ingredient of many floral perfumes often worn by people. They are always harvested at night because they carry a strong scent before the sunrise. Rosa Centifolia, found in the South of France and Rosa Damascene, found in the Arab countries are the two common species of roses used in making perfumes. Using the notes of roses in a perfume offers a very refreshing scent that mesmerizes the senses of people to the core.

Violet

Violet

Violet is quite popular in the perfume industry due to its refined fragrance. These flowers are cultivated for centuries and dates back to Ancient Greece in 500 B.C. Violets are native to the Northern Hemisphere and also found in Hawaii, Australasia, and the Andes in South America. The Victoria Violet and the Parma Violet are the two varieties of violets commonly used in perfumes. The flowers of violet contain a chemical called ionine, which desensitizes the nose and sense of smell temporarily still, the scent is used in the production of several perfumes, oils, and lotions.

Jasmine

Jasmine

Jasmine is considered one of the pleasant and sweet-smelling flowers in the world. They are harvested just before dawn when their fragrance is at its peak and processed immediately before their fragrance fade away. Found in the tropical regions around the world, the flowers of jasmine are available in white and yellowish colors. Because of their enchanting fragrance, they are widely used in the production of perfumes and cosmetics. The flowers of jasmine are also used in aromatherapy. Dried jasmine flowers are used for making tea, which has a very nice scent and calming effect on the brain.

Lavender

Lavender

Lavenders are the most beautiful and sweet-smelling flowers used for several purposes ranging from culinary to medicinal uses. These flowers are native to the Old World and are found across the Canary Islands, South Europe, North and East Africa, Arabia, Mediterranean, and India. Lavender has a unique fragrance produced combining 180 different constituents and widely used in the perfume industry to add a top or middle note to perfumes. One of the most fragrant species of lavender is the hybrid Lavandin lavender.

Plumeria

Plumeria

The Plumeria has the strongest scent among all the floral fragrances, which makes it the basic ingredient of several perfumes. Originating from Mexico and Central America, it is quite popular for its appearance on Hawaiian leis. These flowers are treasured by the Polynesian Islanders for their fragrance, durability and multiple pastel shades. Once you pick the Plumeria bloom and keep in fresh water, it can last for several days without wilting.

So next time you have to buy a perfume, make sure you check the notes and choose a pleasant fragrance that makes you feel fully dressed and confident.