Rituals and Pujas of Rakhi festival are related to brother and sister. Sisters prepare Puja Thali with several items. Pooja Thali is prepared with diya, consecrated rice, rakhi, turmeric power, kumkum and sweet.
Sisters worship Lord Ganesh, Shiva, Vishnu and Goddess Laxmi on this day and tie rakhi to their brothers. Sister seeks blessings from brother. Brothers present sisters with gifts. Raksha Bandhan 2014 or Rakhi Festival date in 2014 is August 10.
Raksha Bandhan or Rakhi festival is celebrated with utmost joy and festivity throughout India. Rituals and pujas may vary from region to region but the main aim and objective of the festival is same in all regions. Rakhi is the only festival that makes the siblings together even today.
On Rakshabandhan day or Shravan Purnima, Avani Avittam or Janeyu Dharana or Yagnopavitha Dharana or Upakarma is observed in South Indian states. The day is also observed as Hayagriva Jayanthi. In Gujarat, Shravana Purnima is also observed as Pavitropana.