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
Here’s a list of Bhai Dooj messages, wishes, and greetings you can share with your siblings on WhatsApp, Facebook or via SMS:
May this Bhai Dooj strengthen our bond more than ever and bring you joy and prosperity. Best wishes for Bhai Dooj!
Behen chahe bhai ka pyaar,
Nahin chahiye usse koi mehenga uphar,
Rishta yeh pyara rahe sadiyon tak atut,
Mere pyare bhaiya ko mubarak ho Bhai Dooj
We gain and loose things every day
But trust me on one thing
You will never lose me
I’ll always be here for you
Happy Bhai Dooj
That is all you.
I’m so lucky to have a brother like you!
Happy Bhai Dooj, Bhaiya
Brothers are like streetlights along the road, they don’t make the distance any shorter but they light up the path and make the walk worthwhile. Love you, bhai!
On the auspicious occasion of Bhai Duj, I want to promise my dear sister that no matter what, I will always stand by your side! Sending you all my love on this special day! Happy Bhai Duj!
Bhai Dooj ka hai tyohar,
Behen mange bhai se rupee hazar,
Tilak laga kar, mithai khila kar,
Deti aashirwad khush raho har bar,
Happy Bhai Duj!
Dear Brother, while putting tikka, I pray to God for your peace, happiness, and prosperity. A warm and loving person like you deserves the best in life. Happy Bhai Duj
Near or far wherever you are,
My best wishes are with you,
Tum jiyo hazaron saal,
May success and joy be yours every day,
Yeh hi meri wish dil se.
Happy Bhai Duj
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