Bhai Dooj celebrates the bond of cherish between brothers and sisters and is popularly noticed as the final and fifth day of the Diwali pageant by Hindus. On this day, sisters practice crimson tika on the forehead of their brothers and pray for their smartly-being.
Date and time
Also called Yama Dwitiya, Bhau Beej, Bhai Phota and Bhatri Dwitiya in varied substances of the nation, the pageant is smartly-known on the 2d day of Shukla Paksha within the Hindu month of Kartik. The date for Bhai Dooj continually falls two days after that of Diwali.
This 365 days, Bhai Dooj will be smartly-known on 16 November (Monday). The dwitiya tithi begins at 7.06 am on 16 November and ends at 3.56 am on 17 November.
The rituals can bear to peaceable be performed for the interval of the auspicious interval on Bhai Dooj. The shubh muhurat will initiate up from 1.10 pm on 16 November and it would quit till 3.18 pm.
Historical past and importance
Myth has it that Yamraj, the god of death, became as soon as called by his sister Yamuna several occasions for a gathering however he couldn’t poke. On the opposite hand, when he sooner or later became as soon as in a station to debate with her, she became as soon as very delighted and welcomed him with cherish and appreciate and ready a diversity of delectables for him and wished him smartly by making utilize of a ceremnonial tilak on him.
Contented at the honour and cherish, Yamraj asked his sister to keep a requirement to for a boon. Yamuna asked that a day can bear to peaceable be marked out annually for Yamraj to debate with her home.
Thus the pageant of bhai dooj started the place every 365 days brothers poke to their sisters’ home to bear an excellent time kinship.
There are three other legends linked to the pageant. One states that Lord Krishna went to notion his sister Subhadra, after slaying the demon, Narakasura. Subhadra welcomed him with vegetation and aarti and keep a teeka on his forehead, giving upward push to the pageant of bhai dooj. One more is linked to Lord Mahavira in Jainism. When the 24th Tirthankara of Jainism, Lord Mahavira attained nirvana, his brother, king Nandivardhan started lacking his brother and became as soon as consoled by his sister Sudarshana. This gave upward push to the pageant.
A third anecdote states that Mahabali asked Lord Vishnu for a boon which may per chance require Vishnu to be fresh at every door of Patalaloka. Lord Vishnu agreed and grew to change into a Dwarpalaka. When Goddess Lakshmi learnt of it, she disguised herself as a sad girl and went to Bali in quest of lend a hand and declaring that she would in actuality cherish a brother because she did now not bear one. Bali authorised her as his sister and asked her to style a wish. She wished for the open of Lord Vishnu from his carrier. Bali saved his be aware and the pageant celebrating the bond between brother and sister became as soon as born.