The holy thread of love and protection, Raksha Bandhan is celebrated in the month of Shravana mostly in the northern and western parts of India. During the festival, sisters tie a colorful band to her brother's wrist, which is also known as Rakhi, showing touching sentiments for one another. It fortifies the bond between the brothers and sisters. Like other festivals, this one also has some rites and customs attached to it which are seen with great sacred zeal. It is not only the bond that represents the affection of the brother-sister relation, but as well friendship and presenting something to each other.
Tying of sacred thread on the brother's wrist, it is a day when they go out to get the best stuff for each other. From trendy Rakhis, sweets to chocolates, all these create never-ending bond between brothers and sisters. If a boy doesn't have a sister, then girl from his relations tie Rakhi on his wrist, displaying her love for him.
Once the Rakhi is tied around the wrist, the sister states a prayer for the happiness, joy, safety and prosperity for her brother. The sister also organizes the pooja thali that includes chawal, sweets, diya and roli. It is a superb opportunity for everyone to celebrate. All those who don't get time to get-together on this day because of some reasons can send Rakhi cards or messages for showing their feelings and love.