Bhubaneswar Gears up for Raksha Bandhan, Alluring Rakhis Hit Markets

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Bhubaneswar: With Raksha Bandhan just a week away, women from all age groups are seen shopping for different types of rakhis.

Many makeshift shops have been set up in different localities in the city. Different types of rakhis with embroidery work, sandalwood rakhis, and attractive rakhis decorated with rice grains are being sold.

The little girls are seen picking rakhis having popular cartoon characters such as Bal Ganesha, Bal Hanuman, Doraemon, Angry Birds and Despicable Me. The grown ups, however, are seen more interested in buying rakhis studded with gems and sequins.

Packets that offer items such as sandalwood, vermilion, rice along with the pious thread are also available at the kiosks.