Markets are flooded with rakhis in different hues, shapes and sizes in Delhi, Lucknow and Kolkata ahead of Raksha Bandhan festival. And to add to the variety, you will be surprised to know that there are rakhis of PM Modi and Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee are also seen on display. Raksha Bandhan is an Indian and Nepalese festival centred around tying a thread of love around the wrist of their brothers. It is the festival of bond between brothers and sisters. This occasion is celebrated predominantly in northern India. Sisters travel long distances to tie the knot of protection around the wrist of their brothers. After tying the rakhi and pooja, gifts are exchanged. Sisters make sweets and savoury eats for their brothers. And the brother pledges to protect her and take care of his sister under all circumstances.