Rakhi Thali is a traditional thali made of copper or silver metal. Rakhi thali is basically a metal plate that contains Rakhi, small diya, tika, sweets, flowers, sandalwood, and rice grains. Rakhi thali is the same thali used for offering prayers. The tradition of using a thali for an auspicious purpose is a very old tradition of India. Rakhi thali is used while performing the ritual of tying Rakhi on the wrist of brother. The celebration of Rakhi festival is incomplete without Rakhi Thali.
Rakhi thali requires a proper arrangement of things and the tradition is that Swastika symbol of lord Ganesha is drawn in the center of the thali. Then small containers are arranged for keeping rice grains, water and roli. Then small diyas, flowers and incense sticks are placed on the thali. A Rakhi thali is incomplete without Rakhi thread. Place your Rakhi thread along with some sweets to make the thali look attractive. To give a different look to Rakhi thali use beatle leaves instead of containers. Beatle leaves are considered very auspicious for Hindus. Some people also use banana leaves. Now your Rakhi thali is fully decked up. Use all the items of Rakhi thali while tying the Rakhi thread.
Nowadays Rakhi thalis are available with fixed containers. All that you need to do is put the items in the containers. People decorate Rakhi thali with yellow and red bandhani cloth which gives a more ethnic look to the Rakhi thali. Many people also decorate the thali with beads, fringes and laces. But these days in markets you can get decorated Rakhi thalis too. Using a Rakhi thali invokes a divine feeling and makes us feel how important is the day for everyone. The festival of Rakhi is very dear to all Indians as the festival falls on the month of Shravan, a very auspicious month for Hindus. So, make the day of Raksha Bandhan a grand celebration by doing something different. Flip through the pages of sendrakhi.com for more information on Rakhi.