Change in Rakhi Trends

In India, the festivities will always remain evergreen. However, as decades pass by, the way a festival is celebrated across verticals has surely seen a change. It has become essential to celebrate a festival in a way that is relevant to the current scenario. One such festival that has changed over the due course is Raksha Bandhan.

Today, everything related to Raksha Bandha, right from rakhis for brothers to rakhi gifts for married sisters, there has been a drastic change in its celebrations, rituals, and festivities. Raksha Bandhan has been modernised without compromising the traditional values. Let’s look at the gradual change in rakhi trends that have taken place with time:

Rakhi style

With time, the rakhi style has changed massively. As surprising as it might sound, the traditional rakhi is appreciated by many people to a greater extend. Hence, it has made a comeback in the Indian market today that has significantly replaced contemporary styles of beads. Today, antique-finish rakhis, zaribooti, premium stones, Kundan rakhis, etc. are dominating the markets.

Gift exchange

Apart from rakhi tying, exchanging raksha bandhan gifts also plays a pivotal role during the ceremony. When a sister ties a rakhi on her brother’s wrist, the brother would usually give her gifts. However, this age-old tradition of brother buying gifts has been slowly shifted to sisters purchasing rakhi gifts for brothers. As sisters, we might spend hours to look for perfect rakhi gifts for brothers. Since our brothers deserve the best, we should choose personalized rakhi gifts for a brother.


Apart from buying unique rakhi gifts for brothers, another tradition that has been on the rise is the trend of a Lumba rakhi. These rakhis are usually known as the ‘Bhaiyya- Bhabhi Rakhi’ that is tied on the wrist on every sister-in-law’s wrist. A Lumba Rakhi is made up of danglers or mirror work that strengthens the bond with our bhabhi who happens to be our mentor and best friend in the family.  Besides, these Lumba rakhis are also available for really young girls in the household.


Raksha Bandha has always been celebrated with grandeur in India. Apart from India, the celebrations have moved a long way. Since many Indians reside all over the globe, the festival is celebrated in every corner of the world in their own way. The distance no longer stops siblings from expressing their love and gratitude to each other. Siblings living miles away from each other can send rakhis and gifts online on the festival of Raksha Bandhan.

When it comes to Raksha Bandha, every brother-sister duo has a different manner of celebrating. However, Raksha Bandhan is no longer about blood relation. The festival is celebrated across different relations in various forms and types. Embrace the beauty of every close-knit relationship this Raksha Bandhan along with the evolving trends. Stay true to the traditional values and celebrate the bond between siblings with love every year.

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