In Pics | Here are this year's trending rakhis reigning the Lucknow markets
The auspicious Raksha Bandhan festival is coming up on both August 30 and 31 in different cities. The craze and excitement in the people can be seen in the form of huge crowds in the markets, that are filled with various kinds of rakhis.
Every year you find trendy rakhis, in the popular markets of Lucknow. And this year too, the shoppers were in for a surprise!
So, let's take you on a quick tour of what's happening during the Raksha Bandhan scene around town while checking out the fresh designs and the trending rakhis of this year.
Blue Evil Eye Rakhi
The blue evil eye symbol has busted out of our keyboards and landed right onto rakhis! It's like a modern twist on Nazarbattu (you know, the charm that brings good luck).
The market is buzzing with all kinds of decorative designs for Evil Eye rakhis. And this year, these are flying off the shelves coz sisters are all about snagging that good luck for their brothers.
Marvel Avengers Rakhis
Talking about rakhis for kids, Marvel Avengers are a top favourite. Many different types of these rakhis are available in the market.
Ranging from Captain America and Ironman to Hulk, Spiderman and others, you can find a plethora of 'Earth's Mightiest Heroes' if different shops and stalls across town.
Cartoons and Games Rakhis
Animated characters like Mickey Mouse, Doraemon, and Minions have stayed popular with kids for a long time. Thus, these ones will be definitely available everywhere.
In addition, the PUBG craze has not only dominated mobile phones but also led to the presence of PUBG-themed rakhis in the markets. These are some of the trendiest options this year.
Social Media Rakhis
Speaking of unique options, even though the 'TikTok App' is no longer in the Indian market, rakhis featuring the TikTok logo can still be found in rakhi shops. Additionally, you might come across other social media icons like Facebook or even WhatsApp on rakhis.
Combo Puja Pack Rakhi
Regarding pricier rakhis, there are combo rakhi-puja packs which are available this year. These packs include a 'Metal and Pearl' rakhi with small pods containing roli and chawal.
Other pricey 'Metal and Pearl' rakhis can also be found in the markets, available in different designs.
Adding a twist to modernized rakhi variants, 'Bro' rakhis have become quite popular this year, which are both trendy and cool. With a high demand for these ones in the market, multiple designs of 'Bro' rakhis can be spotted in shops.
Organic Seed Rakhi
This year, along with the usual assortment of rakhis in the market, an eco-conscious option is to select organic rakhis. Crafted from biodegradable materials, these rakhis contain embedded seeds and can be planted in a pot or in the ground to grow into plant saplings. They are readily available on various online platforms at affordable prices.