On the day of Rakhi, sisters prepare the pooja thali with diya, roli, chawal, rakhi thread and sweets. The ritual begins with a prayer then the sister ties Rakhi to her brother and wishes for his happiness and well-being. In turn, brothers also wish their sisters' a good life and pledges to take care of her. He gives her a return gift. The gift symbolizes the physical acceptance of her love, reminder of their togetherness and his pledge.
The increasing distances evoke the desire to be together even more. All brothers and sisters try to reach out to each other on this auspicious day. The joyous meeting, the rare family get-together, that erstwhile feeling of brotherhood and sisterhood calls for a massive celebration. For everyone, it is an opportunity to reunite and celebrate. People also share tasty dishes, nuts, dry fruits and wonderful Sweets of all kinds, mainly, Barfi, Gulab Jamuns and Rasgullas are the favourites.