With changing times, festivals and celebrations have also undergone numerous changes. Starting with simple threads, Rakhis have taken different forms over a long period of time. This has been witnessed not only in the shape and size of the Rakhis but also the materials used in making Rakhis. Today we find different types of Rakhis in the market. This section of Rakhi types explores different types of Rakhis that are available during the festival of Raksha Bandhan.
Rakhis that are made up of flowers (mainly silk or plastic flowers) and
silk thread are called Flower Rakhis. Sometimes we also find the use of
original flowers in these Rakhis. This type of Rakhi is generally found
in the northern and western parts of India.
This type of Rakhis is made by using some precious and semi-precious
stones. The Rakhis vary in color and size, which depends on the type of
stone used in making the Rakhis. This type of Rakhi is common in the
western and north western parts of India. The cost of these Rakhis
varies according to the stones used in making the Rakhis.
Sandal Wood Rakhi
Sandal wood has been an important part of religious ceremonies of the
Hindus. For centuries, Rajas and Maharajas used the Rakhis made of
sandalwood. These days, however, sandalwood Rakhis are hardly in
In ancient times limited materials were available for Rakhi making. It
was because of this reason that wood and metals were mainly used in
making the Rakhis. Metal Rakhis were mainly worn by kings and their
nobles. Today also we find Rakhis made of gold and silver but they are
confined to the jewellery shops and generally out of reach of the common
These types of Rakhis are most common all over India. These Rakhis are
made of silk threads, foam, wood, plastics etc. They are available
almost everywhere on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan.
Lumba Rakhi for Bhabhi
Lumba or the Rakhi for Bhabhis symbolizes the unique and beautiful
relationship that exists between a Bhabhi and her sister-in-law. The
tradition of Loomba Rakhis comes mainly from the state of Rajasthan but
slowly and gradually it is gaining popularity all over India. And so are
the attractive Bhabhi's Rakhi called Lumba
There is hardly any sphere of life which has not been bitten by the
information technology bug. The IT revolution has partially changed the
way we celebrate festivals. The festival of Raksha Bandhan is no
exception to it. Virtual Rakhi is a part of an online store where a wide
selection of Rakhis and Rakhi gifts are available. You can choose and
order them online.
With the passage of time, Rakhi has come to assume various shapes and sizes. These days we have different Rakhi types- general Rakhis, stone Rakhis, sandalwood and even virtual Rakhis.