Raksha Bandhan is one of the main festivals that are celebrated by Indians with a lot of enthusiasm, gaiety and fervor. It is only next in line to Diwali and Holi which easily top the list of popular festivals celebrated by Hindus in India. The celebration of the festival is so very popular amongst the people of the country that many people belonging to other communities, apart from Hindus, have also taken to celebrating it over the years. Its spread in south India, especially, has been a somewhat new phenomenon which has been witnessed over the last few years.
This spreading popularity has also increased the demand for the manufacture of different types of Rakhis such as Resham Rakhis, Sandalwood Rakhis and Cartoon Rakhis amongst others. In earlier times, Resham Rakhis were the most common type of Rakhis to be seen in marketplaces and most customers inevitably bought those the most. But these days, there is a lot of variety available to cater to all sorts of tastes.
But where is Rakhi made in India? Rakhi is made in bulk in several different parts of India, especially in the northern and western parts of the country. These also happen to be the parts of the country where Raksha Bandhan is most popular. Different types of Rakhis are made in different regions. Sandalwood Rakhis,
for instance, are
manufactured in bulk in Karnataka since the sandalwood from Mysore is considered to be of the highest quality.
Silk Rakhis are manufactured in bulk in the city of Kolkata.
The city in fact
houses some of the largest
manufacturers of silk rakhis
in India. It is the most popular type of Rakhi thread besides also being the oldest and the most traditional. Silk threads come together to make a soft and beautiful Rakhi thread that make the celebration of the festival a colourful affair. Silk or Resham is an expensive and fancy fabric that is also used in the production of fancy clothes like silk sarees.
Silver and Gold plated Rakhis are manufactured in bulk in
Ahmedabad and Surat. These fancy Rakhis look so very attractive that one can keep wearing them all year round as well. Cartoon Rakhis or Kids’ Rakhis are made in
Delhi mostly though they are also made in other parts of the country. Though relatively new, kids’ rakhis have become extremely popular and are the preferred option for kid brothers.
These days, a few
manufacturers have even
started importing raw
materials from China and
crafting rakhis from them
here in India. However,
reputed and established
Rakhi making companies
prefer to manufacture each
component of the Rakhis
under their own roof.
Given the popularity of the festival of Raksha Bandhan, manufacturing of Rakhis is big business in India. Sisters shop for suitable Rakhis days in advance and either send it to their brother or tie it on his wrist on the day of the festival. Raksha Bandhan is a beautiful and emotional festival that nurtures one of the most important relationships in any individual’s life – the one shared by a brother and a sister.
If you are hard pressed for time, you can also send
Rakhi Gifts online via one of the reputed Internet Portals. A wide range of Raksha Bandhan Gifts, convenient display options, and hassle free delivery make this the medium of choice for young Indians in all parts of the globe