Rakhi the sacred thread: Rakhi is a festival which is celebrated by all classes of people in India. As the living standard of people varies as per their annual incomes so varies the types of Rakhi, its cost and the materials used in preparing those Rakhis. Some of the popular types of Rakhi are here.
In such types of Rakhis one or the other cartoon characters are made.
The characters may be Micky mouse, Donald duck, Tweety, Mogli, Casper,
Shaktiman or any other character popular among the children.
These Rakhis are made by using sandlewood pieces in various decorative
forms. There may be small animals, flowers or some idols made of
sandlewood. Sometimes sandlewood beads are also used to give the Rakhis
ethnic look. The sweet smell of sandalwood adds extra freshness to the
Rakhi festival. .
Musical Rakhis are those which which play a special kind of music. This
music may be melodious, surprising or even some animal's voice. These
Rakhis are again in demand by the young age children. .
These are the Rakhis which have a touch of ancientness. These Rakhis
give a complete traditional look. Use of different colourful small and
big flowers makes such Rakhis extremely beautiful. These Rakhis are
naturally filled with sweet fragrance. .
These Rakhis are made of Zari threads. Apart using the zari as thread
it is also used in making the central part or the Rakhi base of Rakhi.
The zari is generally silver or golden therefore it appears shiny. .
Resham Rakhis or Reshami Rakhis are those Rakhis which are made by
resham threads. Such Rakhis are soft in touch and look bright. All kinds
of resham Rakhis, be it a simple Dori or a heavily decorated one, are
well-liked by each age-group. .
A special kind of thread is used in Hindu Dharma rituals, for tying
onto the wrists of the participants of any Hindu rites. This special
thread is popularly known as 'Kalava'. This same 'Kalava' is called
'Mouli'. This 'Mouli' is also used as Rakhi. .
Gold-Siver coated Rakhi:
When the Rakhis are prepared by using coatings of the precious metals
like silver and gold then they automatically give a royal look. At times
these metals are also used in the different shapes like flowers, Indian
Gods and Goddesses and even beads while preparing the Rakhis. .
Rakhis contaning the symbols of Hindu Dharma, like the 'Shree' sign,
the 'Om' sign and the 'Swastika' signs are also in demand. Such Rakhis
leave a religious impression. So these Rakhis are specially popular
among the old people. .
Sometimes Rakhis are made of simple silk threads. They are very simple
Doris only with no decorations at all. Just a flower made of same thread
in the middle of the Dori. .
The Rakhis that have beads embedded into their threads or embedded on
top of the Rakhi base in the middle of the Rakhi thread are put into
this category. Such Rakhis give a unique tribal appearance.
Currency Note Rakhi:
Such Rakhis have different denominations of currency notes like Rupees
or Dollars attached to them. These currency notes can be duplicate, made
of plastic or even real. .
The Rakhis that are made by using the pieces of precious and
semi-precious stones are called stone Rakhis. A Rakhi decorated with
various kinds of glittering stone pieces looks just marvelous.
Famous Rakhis found in India