How to create an unforgettable impression this Raksha Bandhan

by Nita Patel on Aug 05, 2023

How to create an unforgettable impression this Raksha Bandhan

What comes to mind when you think about Raksha Bandhan? This August festival is keenly awaited by many- young girls look forward to this day as their brothers gift them something they’d love. It is a time to dress up in your best clothes- for many, this festival is no less sacred than Diwali. When we come to the question why Rakshabandhan is celebrated? The answer lies in appreciating and reiterating the unbreakable bond between brothers and sisters, where sisters tie a rakhi on their brother’s wrists to guarantee that he will protect them no matter what.

How is Raksha Bandhan celebrated?

On this auspicious day, the brother goes to his sister’s marital home in the morning. Everyone at home gets ready for the Raksha Bandhan aarti by cleansing themselves and wearing their best ethnic clothes.

The women of the household prepare the rakhi with the pooja thali, which consists of rice, a diya, kumkum, a rakhi, and delicious sweets. Once the aarti is over and the women tie the rakhi to their brother’s wrists, the sister receives her gift, which is the most anticipated moment of the entire exercise.

These days, as siblings live far away from each other, many women tie rakhis to their male friend’s wrists. With this, they create a brother-sister bond with the friend who promises to protect her in need.

Besides this, there are many other ways Raksha Bandhan is celebrated across India.

Raksha Bandhan rituals across India

North India

Raksha Bandhan is celebrated across the North with different rituals. In Uttarakhand’s Kumaon region, the ‘Janau’ threads worn across the torso are changed instead of rakhis. Here, the festival is celebrated between brothers instead of only siblings of the opposite gender.

In Jammu, this festival is celebrated by flying kites. In Rajasthan, the Marwadi community celebrates Raksha Bandhan, where the women tie the rakhis on their bhabhi (sister-in-law)’s wrist as the brother's wife is responsible for the whole family's well-being.

East India

In West Bengal and Odisha, Raksha Bandhan is known as Jhulan Purnima, where Radha and Lord Krishna are worshipped on this day. Here, the rakhi is tied with a wish for an immortal bond between brothers and sisters.

South India

In Tamil Nadu and Kerala, Raksha Bandhan is known as Avani Avittam. On this day, the male members of the family take a dip in holy water and ask for forgiveness for their sins. After this, their ‘Janau’ threads worn across the body are changed. They make a promise to perform good deeds during this thread-changing ceremony.

West India

In coastal Maharashtra and Gujarat, the Koli community celebrates this day as Narali Pournima, or the coconut day festival. This community of fishermen celebrates this day by worshipping Varuna, the Hindu god of the sea. This is besides the regular practice of the girls tying a rakhi to their brother’s wrists.

What are the best gifting options for Raksha bandhan?

When it comes to gifting, many men are overwhelmed by the choices available. The dilemma arrives with what to gift along with the customized rakhi and sweets? Sometimes, home decor items like showpieces, candle holders and other decorative items are considered, but they have limited usage value. On the other hand, gifting your sister tops, kurtis or other western wear styles along with Rakhi special sweets could remind her of you whenever she wears them. If you’d want to instill the bond of love and protection between your son and daughter, then too clothes are a great gifting option your son could present his sister.

How to dress well for Raksha Bandhan?

Raksha Bandhan gives you another reason to dress well. After all, this day is another reason to have a family reunion. At Fashion Dream, we understand your needs and bring you readymade outfits you could consider.

Brother-Sister combination outfits

If you have a brood of little boys and girls, these combination outfits will help you get them dressed quickly and give you many compliments. Let’s see some ideas you could consider-

  1. New Festive Kurta and Lehenga Choli for little girls 

When you think of ethnic sets, you can never go wrong with a kurta and pant set for boys and a lehenga choli set for girls. Here, we’ve handpicked these designs as they go well with each other, besides letting you reuse these outfits later on for weddings or other such occasions

kurta pajama men wedding lehenga choli
  1. Floral themed kurtas for boys and lehenga cholis for girls combination 

Who said florals are only for girls? We’ve created a floral print for boys that looks equally cute and attractive. At the same time, a floral design on a white tabby silk fabric never goes out of style. Use this look to make the right impression for you and your kids.

Floral themed kurtas for boys and lehenga cholis for girls combination
  1. Elegant top and sharara set for girls with an A-line kurta pyjama set for boys

If twinning sets are not your style, you can choose to dress up your little girl with this simple yet elegant sharara set and your boy in this multi-colored kurta-pant set. These loose clothes would be ideal for your children who’d anyways be running all around the place. You can always reuse this look later- the sharara set can be used for any casual outing, while the boy’s kurta can be reused with jeans later.


Elegant top and sharara set for girls with an A-line kurta pyjama set for boys
  1. Easily wearable kids lehenga choli- dhoti pant set for Raksha Bandhan pooja

Dressing up your kids for special occasions like Raksha Bandhan may not be challenging. Your 7-year-old can wear this lehenga choli within a few minutes, along with a pair of jutties and some bangles. Style her hair in a water-fall haircut for an added dose of glamour.

Your son can wear this simple designer printed kurta and dhoti set himself without any fuss. Let him comb his hair how he’d want to, and both siblings are good to go!

Easily wearable kids lehenga choli- dhoti pant set for Raksha Bandhan pooja
  1. Indo Western readymade Gown - Kurta Pant set for Raksha Bandhan

Flaunt your personal style with your kid’s clothes with this unique foil printed ethnic gown and kurta pant set. Besides this, you’ll need a pair of emojis and jootis to complete the look. Imagine the happiness on their faces when they get praised for their looks and get an opportunity to eat their favorite foods this Raksha Bandhan.


Indo Western readymade Gown - Kurta Pant set for Raksha Bandhan

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Nita Patel

Nita Patel is a fashion content creator who loves to produce content in the form of blogs, podcasts, YouTube videos as well as quotes. She delivers informative, entertaining, and inspiring content with skill and passion. Her goal is to make reading both informative and fun. Presently she is a fashion content creator seeking more professional experience writing on fashion and style with good storytelling ability while consistently producing content that informs and inspires readers. The secret of great content is her hobby and love for fashion and writing.

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