On the day of Raksha Bandhan, brothers and sisters wear new clothes and observe the festival in the presence of their parents, elders and grandparents. Some sisters even keep a fast before tying rakhi on the wrist of brother.
The ritual involves lighting a diya or earthen lamp which representing the fire deity and performing of aarti by the sisters.
They perform prayers for the well-being of their brother and then apply a “tilak” and some “raw rice” on the forehead of their brothers.
Then she ties the sacred Rakhi thread on wrist of brother, along with this, a portion of sweet/ dessert or dry fruits is fed to the brother.
In return brother also give his blessings to her and promises to protect and stand by her whenever she needs.
These days Brothers and sisters exchange gifts also.
For some of the Rakhi hampers, Please visit Vishakha Collections.