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.

Rakhi Types

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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.

Flower Rakhi
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.

Stone Rakhi
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 fashion.

Metal Rakhi
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 people.

General Rakhi
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

Virtual Rakhi
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.