Rakhi Message for Brother: Make it truly special

Yes, you can send your little brother a heartfelt message of love, but why stop at a single ‘Rakhi message for brother’ when you can send seven – thanks to CadburyGifting? Read on to know more.

 

Sure, when you were growing up, your little brother may have been more of a pest than a pal, but as the years go by and you look back on those magical times together, you are likely to chuckle to yourself, recalling the enduring memories he helped create. Want to make the festival truly stand out this year? This is how you make Rakhi special for him: do a ‘throwback’ celebration, recalling your memories of him. (If you were planning to ask a friend to suggest a gift for your brother on Rakhi, read this. You may not need the advice – thanks to CadburyGifting.)

Make it a ‘Cadbury Celebrations Rakhi’

You can choose one each from the flavours available or, just send him all seven in his favourite variant. The choices are Silk Bubbly, Silk Fruit & Nut, Silk Oreo, Silk Oreo Red Velvet, Silk Hazelnut, Silk Roast Almond, Silk Mousse and Silk Plain Chocolate. Go to CadburyGifting and fill in the details – you will need to do this individually for each bar. Ideally, start about 2 weeks prior to Rakhi and order 1 each day so they are staggered over 7 days. If you are ordering them to make the hamper, you can place the orders the same day.

Make it a ‘Cadbury Celebrations Rakhi’

You can choose one each from the flavours available or, just send him all seven in his favourite variant. The choices are Silk Bubbly, Silk Fruit & Nut, Silk Oreo, Silk Oreo Red Velvet, Silk Hazelnut, Silk Roast Almond, Silk Mousse and Silk Plain Chocolate. Go to CadburyGifting and fill in the details – you will need to do this individually for each bar. Ideally, start about 2 weeks prior to Rakhi and order 1 each day so they are staggered over 7 days. If you are ordering them to make the hamper, you can place the orders the same day

Rakhi Messages For Brother

The big message underlying all is your love and caring for him. But here are some messaging ideas to get you thinking about how you can personalise each bar of chocolate you choose for him. Remember, you have to keep your messages under 50 characters – so short and sweet is the way to go. .

  1. High excitement! Mama’s got me a live baby doll (pix would be a photo of your brother as a newborn baby)
  2. The school began, and so did daily morning bawling (pix of bro in school uniform)
  3. On comp non-stop despite Ma’s endless shouting (candid pix of your brother as a teen, engrossed on the laptop)
  4. A college heartthrob… Remember pretty P? (debonair pix of him in college)
  5. Gifts from the first job. Super emo those moments! (with this message you could insert a photo of an old gift from him you may still have)
  6. Mamu’s bday. Remember the hot topic? (family pix of the occasion)
  7. Love you for being the way you are. Happy Rakhi (pix of the two of you together)
 

Such notes underline the importance of Rakhi and are perfect as Rakhi messages for long-distance brothers as well. Think of your relationship with your brother and write them from the heart.

Significance of Raksha Bandhan: The Epic Connect

Traditionally Raksha Bandhan is all about brothers protecting their sisters. This much-revered sentiment is seen in several stories from our epics. There is even a temple – the Jagannatha Temple in Puri (Orissa) - where siblings Krishna, Balram and Subhadra are worshipped together for the past hundreds of years.

Among the many stories of the bonding between Krishna and his half-sister Subhadra, was the charming legend of the time when Subhadra was to be married off to the Kaurava Duryodhan. Subhadra was distressed as she secretly loved Arjun the Pandava. Krishna advised Arjun to abduct Subhadra - which he gallantly did, rescuing her from a marriage she was not keen on. Subhadra won over Arjuna’s first wife Draupadi by taking off her royal fineries and offering herself to Draupadi as her humble servant. In time, she and Draupadi became as close as sisters.

The importance of the Rakhi festival underlines the deep and unselfish bond that symbolises the relationship. The dramatic story of siblings Suparnakha and Ravana illustrates how far a brother can go to secure his sister’s wishes and forms the very basis of the Ramayana. Suparnakha lost her heart to Lord Ram but Ram refused her advances politely and referred her to Lakshman, who, in turn, spurned her and cut off her nose. Howling, the demon princess, ran to her brother Ravana, the king of Lanka.

Vowing to seek revenge for his sister’s humiliation, Ravana hatched a plan to abduct Ram’s wife, Sita. He knew what he was setting himself up against, yet for the love and honour of his sister he went ahead with his plan. His abduction of Sita was to form the basis for the entire epic drama unfolding, with Ram setting out in pursuit of Ravana and eventually defeating him in battle. So it was that the Shiv bhakt Ravana lost his kingdom and his life – all because he would not let his sister’s humiliation go unavenged. And there lies the genesis of the sentiment of Rakhi, and why we celebrate Rakhi till this day.