Different names of Rakhi in different parts of India

The fun-filled festival of Raksha Bandhan is celebrated on full moon day and hence also called as “Rakhi Purnima“. In different parts of India, Raksha Bandhan is celebrated by different names, traditions and rituals, though the significance remains the same.

Here are the different names of Rakhi in different parts of India –

Region of India Rakhi name
North India Rakhi Purnima
South India Avani Avittam/ Upakaranam
Central India Kajari Purnima
West India Pavitropana
Western Ghats Nariyal Purnima