Raksha Bandhan is one such festival which holds the true emotions of a brother-sister relationship. This auspicious festival symbolizes a sister’s affection and prayers for her brother’s well-being and the brother’s vow to protect her sister till the last breath.
No matter how far does a brother live, a sister never forgets to send rakhi gifts for brother online on Raksha Bandhan. In India, people from different states celebrate this pious ceremony of tying the knot of protection to the brothers in different ways. Here are 5 different ways of celebrating the eternal bond of love between brothers and sisters across India:

West Bengal

The rituals of Raksha Bandhan in Kolkata is similar to the rest of India with slight variations but it holds a socio-culture significance. History says the festival of Raksha Bandhan was introduced in Kolkata by the first Indian Noble Prize Winner Rabindranath Tagore. During the partition of Bengal, Tagore introduced Rakhi to infuse brotherhood among the people and overcome communal disputes. Since then, Rakhi is celebrated in West Bengal with great fervor. Rakhi Utsav is celebrated in schools where students tie rakhi to teachers and sisters tie rakhi to their brothers with the staple sweet Rosogulla.


Although Raksha Bandhan is celebrated across Punjab with traditional fervor, Rakhi ceremony in Amritsar is truly unique. On the outskirts of Amritsar, there is Wagah border where girls tie the knot of protection to soldiers. How heart-touching is this gesture for the soldiers who live away from their home and sisters to guard us? Truly, the festival of Raksha Bandhan spread joy everywhere. So, now you can also send your token of love to the brave soldiers through online rakhi shopping in India.

North-east India

People are not much familiar with the festivals celebrated in North-east India. Many might not know about how Raksha Bandhan is celebrated in the untraveled North-east India. Well, in north-eastern states like Assam and Tripura, Rakhi is celebrated with great enthusiasm. Here, Raksha Bandhan is more than a brother-sister festival. Students tie rakhis to teachers and various cultural programs are also held on this day. People from different religions celebrate Raksha Bandhan to strengthen the communal harmony among them.

Himachal Pradesh

Like North-India, people of Himachal Pradesh also celebrates Raksha Bandhan to embrace the bond between brothers and sisters. However, in some parts of Himachal Pradesh, the festival of Raksha Bandhan is celebrated to invite relatives and share a good time with them.
Rakhi is also known as Vish Tarak in Himachal which means the destroyer of evil. Thus, Rakhi is celebrated to defeat all the negative things in life so that love may conquer.


The festival of Raksha Bandhan in Maharashtra is marked by worshipping the sea. Rakhi is also known as Naarali Poornima in Maharashtra and is grandly celebrated by the fisherfolk living there. The fishermen make coconut offerings to the sea and the women make sweet delicacies cooked with coconuts. Once the sea worship is complete, the folks celebrate the auspicious occasion of Raksha Bandhan with happy faces.

This is how Raksha Bandhan is celebrated across the length and breadth of India with endless laughter.

Narendra Kholiya A social media enthusiast & Expert digital marketer by profession and all time insight seeker by soul. At present, working with FA Gifts Pvt. Ltd. Gurgaon, Haryana. He is into content strategy and writing as well. Love to share deep insights of digital world & experiences about humanity.

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