Celebrating Raksha Bandhan

 

Raksha bandhan is around the corner and everyone is busy buying gifts and rakhis for their siblings. This festival celebrates the special bond between brothers and sisters.

There are different stories related to Raksha Bandhan. Toddlers may be too young to appreciate the importance of most of these stories, you can always try sitting them down and getting them to listen. Maharani Karnavati was the queen of Chittor in Rajasthan. The Maharani sent a Rakhi to Humayun, the Mughal Emperor of Delhi, and called him for help when Chittor was threatened by Bahadur Shah of Mewar. Humayun was aware of the significance of Rakhi in the Hindu community, so he immediately accepted her request to protect her. Further, to arouse interest, buy them attractive traditional outfits that they would love to wear on Rakshabandhan.

Encourage your children to make rakhi at home -To make an  attractive handmade Rakhi provide your child with the required craft materials. Help your child with cutting & shaping the decorative items and also in pasting them on the thread.

Make Sweets at home-Try making sweets at home instead of buying them from market. The mouth watering desserts available in  market are made in bulk in festive season. They are generally adulterated. Children are more happy when they see  sweets of their choice being prepared.

Motivate your child to respect others: One doesn’t need to be older in age to be a recipient of respect. Children must be taught to respect each other and value bond they share.

Having a sibling is a blessing. This Raksha Bandhan, cherish your  childhood memories of fights, love and pamper our siblings just a little bit more and
thank our parents for having given us our best gifts for life!
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