First of all, Happy Rakshabandhan to all of you!
This is my first Rakhi celebration after marriage. As many of you know that I (being a Bengali) am married to a Marwari and here Rakhi is celebrated with much pomp and show. The celebrations at my place almost began at 4am with my mother-in-law making some sumptuous delicacies like Burgers (the Indian version with yummy vegetable cutlets), dahi vaada, kanji vaada, pudding, pasta, and dhokla. Then from 7 am the guests started pouring in. My sister-in-law too prepared some of my favorite recipes – lasagne and chocolate Melba (FYI – it’s a kind of a dessert). She got me two nice tops, which unfortunately did not fit me. But the things that made me the happiest bunny on this day are the Rakhis….OMG! They look more like jewelry than Rakhis and I wish I could wear them the entire day, but they were a tad bit heavy for me.
Check out the Rakhis my mom-in-law got for her brothers, sister-in-laws and nieces and nephews.
Some more Rakhis!
My beautiful sister-in-laws!!!
And here are my Rakhis:
How are you celebrating Rakhi? What did you do today? Share your celebrations in the Comments section below…