Bhai Dooj is also known as Bhau Beej (in Marathi) and Bhai Phota (in Bengali). It is celebrated to esteem the connection among siblings and sisters.
The connection between the kin is view as propitious in India. One more day to commend this bond falls on Raksha Bandhan or rakhi.
This year, Bhai Dooj will fall on November 16, two days after Diwali. The Dwitiya Tithi will begin at 7:06 am on November 16. And end at 3:56 am on November 17. In any case, the promising time for Bhai Dooj customs will last from 1:10 pm to 3:18 pm on Monday.
As per the Hindu schedule, it falls on the Dwitiya Tithi or the second day of the Shukla Paksha or waxing period of the Hindu lunar month of Kartik.
The customs of Bhai Dooj are like that of Raksha Bandhan, where sisters apply red tikka to their sibling, play out an aarti, and appeal to God for their sibling’s prosperity.
History of the Bhai Dooj
As indicated by Hindu convictions, Yamraj (God of death) had a sister named the Yamuna. Who used to welcome her sibling a few times to meet him, however, Yamraj couldn’t go. At some point, he came to meet his sister, and the Yamuna was cheerful to invite her sibling. She treated him with affection and regard. She arranged an assortment of nourishments and desserts and wished him by applying a tilak.
Yamraj turn out to be cheerful and encouraged his sister Yamuna to request aid. To which the Yamuna requested that he commit a day to praise the kin’s bond each year. When he would stay with her home each year. It is additionally said that venerating on this day would prompt the long existence of one’s sibling. Subsequently, the day is praised as Bhai Dooj.