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Raksha Bandhan stands out as a celebration of the deep bond between siblings. While the traditional Rakhi tied by sisters on their brothers' wrists is widely known, there's a charming and lesser-known sibling thread called the Lumba Rakhi. This elegant and distinct piece of adornment adds an extra layer of symbolism and love to the Raksha Bandhan festivities. In this blog, we will delve into the world of Lumba Rakhi, exploring its origin, significance, and the heartwarming emotions it encapsulates.

The Origin and Essence of Lumba Rakhi

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Lumba Rakhi, also known as Bhabhi Rakhi, has its roots intertwined with the vibrant culture of Rajasthan and Gujarat. Originating from the vibrant bazaars of these regions, where skilled artisans intertwine threads of history and artistry, the Lumba Rakhi draws inspiration from the radiant bangles worn by women, symbolising the unity of extended families. 

While the traditional Rakhi symbolizes the bond between brothers and sisters, Lumba Rakhi is a special thread that signifies the affection shared between a brother or a sister and their sister-in-law. 

The word "Lumba" is derived from the Gujarati term "Lumbi," which means a bangle. The Lumba Rakhi is crafted with intricate designs, and vibrant colours, and is often adorned with beads, mirrors, and threads, resembling a bangle.

Lumba Rakhi is a canvas of love, creativity, and enduring camaraderie with sisters-in-law. Just like the region lumba rakhi originates from, it radiates with tales of sisters-in-law who evolve from acquaintances to friends, sharing laughter and forming pillars of strength and support for one another. 

Significance of Lumba Rakhi: The Tradition

As Lumba Rakhi is a symbol of familial ties, it extends beyond the immediate siblings, encompassing the larger family unit. Sisters-in-law, or "Bhabhis," are an integral part of Indian households, playing a nurturing and supportive role. The Lumba Rakhi is a heartfelt gesture to acknowledge and appreciate their presence in the family.

On the auspicious day of Raksha Bandhan, sisters-in-law dress in festive attire and gather to exchange love and tokens of affection. The sister-in-law ties the Lumba Rakhi on her wrist, symbolizing the unbreakable bond they share. In return, she receives blessings, gifts, and heartfelt good wishes from her sister-in-law.

Embracing Lumba Rakhi Today:

In recent times, the Lumba Rakhi has gained popularity beyond the regions of its origin. It has become a cherished part of Raksha Bandhan celebrations in various parts of India, as well as in the global Indian diaspora. As families continue to expand and intertwine, the Lumba Rakhi beautifully captures the essence of unity, respect, and love among all family members.

Being more than just an accessory; it's a thread that weaves together the fabric of relationships. With its unique symbolism and cultural heritage, the Lumba Rakhi celebrates the beauty of sisterhood and the unity of the extended family. 

Phool’s Lumba Rakhi for this Rakhsha Bandhan

What makes the Phool Lumba Rakhi truly special is its ingenious design – not only does it symbolize the sacred bond between sisters-in-law, but it also carries the promise of growth and renewal. Infused with the essence of sustainability, each Lumba Rakhi is thoughtfully crafted to be plantable, containing seeds that hold the potential to blossom. This unique feature transforms the Rakhi into a gift that keeps on giving, allowing a gesture of love and connection to bloom into a living reminder of the cherished relationship between sisters-in-law.

Happy Raksha Bandhan to you and your family…

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August 21, 2023 by Ankit Agarwal