This festival of Yama Dwitiya is very special for brothers and sisters …
The festival of Bhai Dooj is celebrated two days after Diwali i.e. the next day of Govardhan Puja. Bhai Dooj or Bhaiya Dooj is also known as Bhai Tika, Yama Dwitiya, Bhatru Dwitiya etc. According to the Panchang, the festival of Bhayuduj is celebrated on the second day of the Shukla Paksha in Kartik month. This year, this festival of Bhai Dooj will be celebrated on 16 November 2020.
Bhai Dooj will be celebrated on the fifth day of Deepavali festival and on the third day of Diwali, a symbol of brotherly love. The festival of Deepotsav comes to an end on 16 November with Bhai Dooj. Deepotsav ends on this day. This festival is very special for brothers and sisters. Like Rakshabandhan, brotherhood is also very important. On this day, sisters give dry coconut to brothers. Also, wish them happiness and prosperity and happiness.
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Bhai Dooj is celebrated every year on the second date of Kartik Shukla Paksha. On this day, sisters apply tilak on their foreheads, wishing for the brother’s long life and prosperity, by fasting, worshiping and telling stories. In return, the brother gives a gift, taking a pledge to protect them. According to pundits and astrologers, on the auspicious day of Bhai Dooj, sisters should apply a vaccine on their forehead. It is believed that along with worshiping on the day of Bhai Dooj, the fast story must also be heard and read. It is said that by doing this, you get auspicious results.
So let’s know why this year is auspicious for Bhai Dooj and why Bhai Dooj is celebrated …
The festival of Bhai Dooj is celebrated on the second date of Shukla Paksha of Kartik month. Talking about the auspicious time for this festival, the time of Bhai Dooj’s tilak will be from 1:10 pm to 3:30 pm.
Bhai Dooj’s Muhurta …
Time of Bhai Dooj Tilak: 13: 10: 03 to 15:18:27
Duration: 2 hours 8 minutes
The customs and rituals to be performed on Bhai Dooj
Festivals in Hinduism are incomplete without customs. Every festival is celebrated in a certain way and custom.
: On the occasion of Bhai Dooj, the sisters decorate the plate for the brother’s tilak and aarti. It should have kumkum, vermilion, sandalwood, fruits, flowers, sweets and betel nut etc.
: Before tilak, make a square with rice mixture.
: Brother should be seated on this square of rice and sisters do their tilak in auspicious time.
: After offering tilak, offer flowers, paan, betel nut, betashe and black gram to your brother and take his aarti.
: After Tilak and Aarti, brothers give gifts to their sisters and always promise to protect them.
Story of Bhai Dooj:
According to mythology, the name of Lord Surya Narayan’s wife was Chhaya. Yamraj and Yamuna were born from his womb. Yamuna loved Yamraj very much. Yamraj was called several times to meet his sister Yamuna. But, while Yamraj was busy in his work, he never stopped talking, and Yama could never go.
Then one day Yamraj thought that I am going to defeat the life. Nobody wants to call me home. It is my religion to follow the goodwill that the sister is calling me. While coming to the sister’s house, Yamraj freed the creatures living in hell and suddenly Yamraj reached to meet his sister. Yamuna was very happy to see him. Yamuna adored Yamraj very kindly. Yamraj was tilak to his sister and wished her well. They also made them eat. Yamraj was very happy with this. He asked his sister to ask for a boon. On this, Yamuna asked that every year you come to my house on the second day of the bright fortnight of Kartik month. At the same time, on this day, the brother who will go to his sister’s house and get Tilak done will not have fear of death and death.
Yamraj fulfilled his sister’s blessing by saying Aastastu and took the path of Yamlok by offering priceless clothes to Yamuna. Since then, this festival of Bhai Dooj started being celebrated. It is believed that those who accept hospitality do not fear Yama. That is why Bhaiyuduj is worshiped by Yamraj and Yamuna.