Gujarat: RakshaBandhan is celebrated as Pavitropana in Gujarat. Lord Shiva is worshipped by the people of Gujarat to wash off their committed sins. The grand Puja is performed using cotton filaments and kasa grass entwined together soaked in cow products or Panchgaivya i.e. cow's ghee, milk, curd, urine and excreta. This thread is finally tied around the Shivalinga.
South Indian states like Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, and Orissa: The festival of rakhi is known as AvaniAvittam or Upakarmam in the southern states of India. This day is celebrated by the Brahmin community of these places on which they change their sacred threads. A Janeyu ceremony is performed and people offer prayer to their ancestors and Gurus to whom they indebted for the Vedas and spiritual knowledge.
Haryana: The people of Haryana celebrate Salano on the day of RakshaBandhan. On this day, the priests tie good luck amulets on the wrists of people to ward off negativities.
Jammu: A kite flying ceremony is observed after the rituals of Rakhi are performed in Jammu.
Bihar, Chhattisgarh, and Jharkhand: People of these states refer RakshaBandhan as Shravani or Kajari. The day holds importance in the lives of women and farmers.