The first year of marriage is a celebration in itself;added to it are the varied flavours of many festivals.
Raksha Bandhan was the first joyous festival I got to celebrate with my new family.This sweet annual rite that rejoices brothers and sisters bonds is celebrated in different parts of India and across the globe (i.e wherever there are Indians) in myriad forms.
So,on the pious day this year I cooked aloo tamatar ki sabzi,Poori and Chawal (rice) kheer.While cooking I saw my sis-in-law set the pooja thali and that's when I saw two kinds of rakhis.And curiosity got the better of me.
I discovered one Rakhi with two strings and exquisite beads in the centre and the other having a string and a stone dangling.
All this was new to me and I didn't even have an iota of clue about the rituals.
I wondered how the sister would be tying these two rakhis on my husband's wrist.I asked my in-laws with amazement and got to know that they follow the Rajasthani culture in celebrating Rakhi and one Rakhi i.e the second one with a single string and stone is tied to the Bhabhi's (brother's wife) bangles.This is the Lumba Rakhi.
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