According to the Drik Panchang, Bhai Dooj is estimated to commence on November 14th and continue until November 15th this year, beginning from 1:10 PM to 3:19 PM on November 14th, Tuesday, lasting for more than two hours.
Bhai Dooj, a cherished Indian festival, rejoices in the special bond between brothers and sisters. As per the Hindi calendar, it falls on the second day of the bright fortnight of Kartik month.
How to celebrate Bhai dooj
On this day, sisters perform a sacred ceremony, applying a tilak on their brothers’ foreheads, wishing them a long, prosperous, and joyful life. In return, brothers make promises to take care of their sisters and shower them with gifts and presents🌙🎉.
Why do we celebrate bhai Dooj?
According to Hindu mythology, once Yama, the god of death, was addressed as a brother by Yamuna, the river. Despite numerous attempts, Yama did not visit her. After persistent efforts, he finally succeeded in meeting his sister.
Yamuna welcomed Yama with delicious dishes and applied a tilak on his forehead. Touched by his sister’s love and warmth, Yama asked her if she desired a boon. Yamuna, who cherished her brother dearly, wished for a day each year when Yama would come to meet her. And thus, the festival of Bhai Dooj came into existence.
Various Names of this Festival
This festival is known by various names across the country, such as Bhaiya Dooj, “Bhatri Dvitiya,” “Bhai Phota,” “Bhau Beej,” “Bhai Dwitiya,” “Bhatri Dwitiya,” and many more.
Women without Brothers
Women without brothers usually follow the tradition of worshiping the moon deity (Chandra) on this day, as per the mythical beliefs.
Bhai Dooj Wishes
May this Bhai Dooj strengthen the bond between siblings, bringing joy, love, and prosperity to your lives. I wish you a delightful celebration ahead!