Raksha Bandhan~रक्षा बंधन - Religious actions while tying rakhi
For tying the rakhi, a short wooden stool is placed for the brother to be seated
A rangoli design is drawn around this wooden stool
Sattvik frequencies are emitted from the rangoli designs made in this way and they help in making the environment of the place sattvik. (The brother wearing new clothes and a cap on his head, applies tilak on his forehead and sits on the wooden stool. Sister stands in front of him with a platter for aukshan in her hand. Both brother and sister close their eyes, pay obeisance to the God.)
Now both brother and sister pray to the deities for the protection of each other.
The sister applies tilak of vermillion to the brother.
The sister ties the rakhi on the right wrist of the brother.
After tying the rakhi, a ghee lamp arti is waved in a semi-circle in front of the brother.
After waving the arti, the brother gives his sister something as a gift. The sister should respect the brother by accepting his gift.
Appropriate prayer by the brother on Raksha Bandhan day: On Raksha Bandhan day every brother should pray, 'In addition to the protection of my sister let me make efforts for the protection of society, nation and Dharma.'