A beautiful handmade Lumba Rakhi.
When the brother is married, then a lumba rakhi is tied on the bangle of the brother's wife (sister-in-law). 'Lumba' in marwari means 'bangle'. Thus the rakhi tied to the bangle is called lumba rakhi.
This is primarily a Marwari custom but it is catching up among other communities as well. These days even unmarried women (sisters) tie it to each other. But, this tradition associated with Raksha Bandhan has a special spiritual significance too.
The text on the card reads 'This priceless thread is a bond of love and a bond of togetherness. Its a thread that binds our lives and our hearts. Wishing you happiness and good luck forever'
Raksha Bandhan is a popular festival celebrated across the country. Irrespective of caste and creed people from all walks of life participate in this festival.
Rakhi is basically a sacred thread of Rakhi is basically a sacred thread of protection embellished with the love and affection of a sister for her brother. This day is also known as Raksha Bandhan and celebrated on the full moon day of the Hindu month of Shravana in India. This frail of thread of Rakhi is considered as stronger than iron chains as it binds the most beautiful relationship in an inseparable bond of love and trust. Rakhi festival also has a social significance because it underlines the notion that everybody should live in harmonious coexistence with each other.
On the occasion of this festival sisters generally apply tilak to the forehead of their brothers, tie the sacred thread called Rakhi to the wrist of their brothers and do arti and pray for their good health & long life. This thread, which represents love and sublime sentiments, is called the ‘Raksha Bandhan’ means ‘a bond of protection’. The brother in return offers a gift to his sister and vows to look after her.
The tying of a Rakhi is not confined to a brother and sister. It could also be tied by a wife to her husband, or by a disciple to the Guru. This bond does not have to be between blood relatives – a girl might adopt a boy as her brother through the tying of a Rakhi. This ritual not only strengthens the bond of love, but also transcends the boundaries of the family. When a Rakhi is tied on the wrists of close friends and neighbours, it underscores the need for a harmonious social life. This helps to broaden ones’ vision beyond the borders of one’s own family to the entire earth (vasudha) as one family.
- - Professionally printed onto 300gsm
- - Carefully packaged in clear cello bag for protection
- - Posted in a hard back envelope to avoid damage
- - Estimated delivery time for the UK is 3 - 5 business days.
Designed, manufactured and packaged by hand in the UK.