Bhai Dooj: Diwali is a popular Indians carnival which is rejoicing with massive and gusto. But the celebrations and recreations of the Diwali are a not just end with the Diwali.
After 2 days of Diwali, each Hindu celebrates the festival of love and siblings Bhai Dooj, this is marks a bonding brother shares with his sisters.
This year, celebrations of the Bhai Dooj are all set to take place in this 21st October. The popular festival Bhai Dooj is also recognized as Bhai Tika or Bhau-Beej and in West Bengal, it is addressed as Bhaai Phota.
On the day of Bhai Dooj, every Hindu sisters put tilak or tikka on their brothers’ foreheads as well pray for their bright future and long lives.
But in the ceremony of Raksha Bandhan, brothers give gifts to their sisters and shower them with blessings.
On the day of Bhai Dooj brothers and sisters literally only complete the ceremony of applying Tilak over the forehead and sharing some sweets, savories’ and delicious meal with each other.
The festival Bhai Dooj and its celebrations are very similar to the Raksha Bandhan, another festival or the siblings.
History & Significances’
As per the Hindu mythology and legend, it is said that on this day on the dwithiya of Sukla Paksha in the Kartik month Yamraj, the god of death, had visited his sister Yami. Yami welcomed him with aarti and tilak as well offered him a huge and delicious meal.
In return for Yami’s affection and love, Yamraj gave Yami a unique gift that whoever rejoices this day with his sister will not be frightened of the death.
Another legend about the Bhai Dooj is there is a story of Lord Krishna who traditional welcomes by his sister Subhadra post he killed the demon Narkasura.
Lord Krishna also rejoices the day of Bhai Dooj with his sister Subhadra by following all these traditions and custom.
Bhaji Dooj 2017 Muhurat timings: (All timings are according to DrikPanchang.com)
In Delhi : 13:12 to 15:27 ( 1:12 PM – 3:27 PM)
In Mumbai: 13:31 to 15:49 ( 1:31 PM – 3:49 PM)
In Kolkata: 12:29 to 14:46 (12:29 PM – 2:46 PM)
Dwitiya Tithi Begins = 01:37 on 21st October 2017
Dwitiya Tithi Ends = 03:00 on 22nd October 2017