Bhai Dooj celebrates the bond of adore between brothers and sisters, and is popularly noticed because the final and fifth day of the Diwali pageant by Hindus. On within the meanwhile, sisters prepare crimson tika on the foreheadof their brothers and pray for his or her successfully-being.
Date and time
Also identified as Yama Dwitiya, Bhau Beej, Bhai Phota and Bhatri Dwitiya in diverse parts of the country, the pageant is infamous on the 2d day of Shukla Paksha within the Hindu month of Kartik. The date for Bhai Dooj continuously falls two days after that of Diwali.
This yr, Bhai Dooj will likely be infamous 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 must be performed within the direction of the auspicious length on Bhai Dooj. The shubh muhurat will birth up from 1.10 pm on 16 November and this can live till 3.18 pm.
History and importance
Legend has it that Yamraj, the god of loss of life, used to be known as by his sister Yamuna loads of times for a gathering but he might perchance no longer trek. On the opposite hand, when he within the slay used to be ready to debate with her, she used to be very entirely happy and welcomed him with adore and respect and prepared a vary of delectables for him and wished him successfully by making exhaust of a ceremnonial tilak on him.
Tickled at the honour and adore, Yamraj requested his sister to attach a question to for a boon. Yamuna requested that a day must be marked out every yr for Yamraj to debate with her dwelling.
Thus the pageant of bhai dooj started the put yearly brothers trek to their sisters’ dwelling to recognize a shiny time kinship.
There are three other legends linked with the pageant. One states that Lord Krishna went to scrutinize his sister Subhadra, after slaying the demon, Narakasura. Subhadra welcomed him with vegetation and aarti and fasten a teeka on his brow, giving rise to the pageant of bhai dooj. One other is linked with Lord Mahavira in Jainism. When the 24th Tirthankara of Jainism, Lord Mahavira attained nirvana, his brother, king Nandivardhan started missing his brother and used to be consoled by his sister Sudarshana. This gave rise to the pageant.
A third memoir states that Mahabali requested Lord Vishnu for a boon which might perhaps require Vishnu to be exhibit at every door of Patalaloka. Lord Vishnu agreed and recognize change into a Dwarpalaka. When Goddess Lakshmi learnt of it, she disguised herself as a wretched girl and went to Bali trying for assist and stating that she would if truth be told savor a brother on legend of she didn’t recognize one. Bali permitted her as his sister and requested her to develop a wish. She wished for the commence of Lord Vishnu from his provider. Bali kept his observe and the pageant celebrating the bond between brother and sister used to be born.