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Thursday, August 2, 2012

Home-made Rakhi Wall Stickers/ Home-made Soan

Today is the day of Rakhi Festival (2 Aug 2012), so here I’m wish to all my friends and viewers….
Holi is colourful,
Diwali is lightful & brightful,
But Rakhi has made our relationship powerful….

Meaning of Raksha Bandhan
Relationships are the essence of any festivity and it holds true for any Indian festival. Each occasion brings the family together which calls for a celebration. Raksha Bandhan is a celebration of one such relation - that of a brother and a sister. This relationship is nowhere as celebrated as in India. Raksha Bandhan is a festival which celebrates the bond of affection between brothers and sisters. It is a day when siblings pray for each other’s' wellbeing and wish for each other’s' happiness and goodwill.
The name 'Raksha Bandhan' suggests 'a bond of protection'. On this auspicious day, brothers make a promise to their sisters to protect them from all harms and troubles and the sisters pray to God to protect their brother from all evil. The festival falls on the Shravan Purnima which comes generally in the month of August. Sisters tie the silk thread called Rakhi on their brother's wrist and pray for their well-being and brothers promise to take care of their sisters.

Rakhi Thali Decoration
Traditionally the Rakhi thali is the same as the thali for the pooja of the deities. The Rakhi Thali contains a diya, roli or tika, rice, sandalwood, incense sticks. In the Raksha bandhan thali, the rakhis are kept along with the moli. 

Soan (Shagun) Maandana/ Wall religious sticker
Soan Maandana denotes making auspicious symbols. Making auspicious symbols outside the door on the day of Raksha Bandhan brings well-being. The day of Rakhi, we smear chuna on the both side and make Soan (shagun) with red clay (geru). These designs could be either a swastik, Ram Ram, Radhe Krishna or any religious sign. On the day of Purnima, sprinkle this with water, roli and chawal and we stick a piece of moli thread with little laddu or food which we prepared on the same day. These days we made Soan handmade as a sticker.
Here are some sample of soan which we prepared on the very special day of Raksha Bandhan.. for the Purnima Pooja.

Here are some handmade soan or you call religious wall/door stickers which are pasted on both sides of door/ wall of house gate… for good blessing… and also , it helps to have the evil eye away from home.

like this, we paste this soan/ sticker side of the door of entrance of the home, then on the day of Rakhi or Poornima we first do tilak with roli, akshat (rice), bhog of food, mouli and chidka with few drops of water on it. that is Rakhi pooja in our side.   

For the decoration... we need this
Waste wedding cards or handmade sheet
Glue or favicon for pasting
Sparkle tube
Stone or I prefer stone bindi
Religious pictures or small Lord Ganesha or Swastik signs
Color tapes (pink, silver, green and golden)
Double tape for back side pasting
Sketch pen  
Many more decoration item... Whatever u had

First u have to cut the wedding card or handmade sheet according to size, I prefer small square size for sticker. Use two different color as a contrast.
One is small or another is little big than first one.
Then paste one sheet on another sheet. Now decorate with stone and sparkle tube.
Or write the text (ram ram or radhe radhe or ram sita) whatever in believe.
For another sample, u can cut the sheets into again square shape
Decorate with stone and sparkle tube. Paste religious pictures or plastic sticker of Lord Ganesh’s.
Some decorate with mouli and color tape in form of flag…
Hope so my friends like this post…. Waiting for your lovely feedback….
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