I remember the day before Rakshabandhan my grandmother used to apply heena on our hands so that the next day we could tie rakhi with hands decorated with heena Rakshabandhan festival was meant for us,.though we didnt had brother,,we used to tie rakhi to our cousions,..ya brother was missed always,..our was a joint family so more fun..i remember we used to wear lehenga chunni,and ya rakhi thali was decorated a day before, the festival,.. rakhi thali used to contain sweets,rakhi , kumkum powder,diya and rice grains after the ritual of tieing rakhi huge feats used to await us,.which mostly used to be of poori,kachodi,panner curry,chola,kheer,and other sweets,.since Rakshabandhan falls in the auspicious month of SHRAVAN and to wear green things during this month is auspicious,..its the another reason to apply heena on hands,,,green bangles
,green clothes,..in o
ther words green is the colour of this month ;-)
RAKHI FESTIVAL CELEBRATION IN DIFFERENT PARTS OF INDIA( SOURCE FROM HERE)
RAKHI PURNIMA -IN NORTH AND NORTH WEST OF INDIA
AVANI AVITTAM- CELEBRATED IN TAMILNADU,KERALA AND ANDHRA PRADESH,ALSO KNOWN AS UPAKARMAN,IMPORTANT DAY FOR BRAHMIN COMMUNITY.
NARIYAL PURNIMA-IN STATES LIKE MAHARSHTRA,GUJARAT,GOA AND KARNATAKA,OFFERING OF COCONUT IS MADE TO THE SEA GOD.
KAJARI PURNIMA-IN STATES LIKE MADHYA PRADESH,CHHATISHGARH AND UTTARPRADESH,RITUALS BEGIN FROM KAJARI NAVMI FIVE DAY BEFORE THE FESTIVAL.
PAVITROPANA-IN GUJARAT,SPECIAL PRAYER OFFERED TO LORD SHIVA.
Back here when i saw mehendi cone,..i realised that its just a week more for the auspicious month of sawan to end,..and i havent applied mehendi on my hands,..i remember every year without fail i used to apply but this year is different with advay around i dont get much time so finally today late night i applied on my hand..both my mother and mother in law had reminded me to apply but with so many things going through my mind,,,its really dificult to remember,..as advay was awake when i applied i just did simple heena design ,..applied on my legs too,..pic i wil be postiing in my tshirt blog,..