History And Importance of Celebrating Bhai Dooj

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History And Importance of Celebrating Bhai Dooj

Bhai Dooj is one of the most legendary celebrations for Hindus. On this day, Sister prays God for the long and prosperous life of their brother. Sister performs out the custom of puja and tikka ceremony. In return, brother surprise her with a loving blessing. In different states, individuals celebrate this celebration with various names. In Maharashtra, Goa and Karnataka, it is well known as Bhau Beej. Also, Bhai tikka in Nepal, Bhathru Dwithiya, Bhau Deej, Bhai Phota in Bengal, and Ningol Chakuba in Manipur. The celebration of Bhai Dooj falls on the second day of the Shukla Paksha in Kartik Month. The festival of the Bhai Dooj celebration is delighted in after the major festival of Diwali.

Significance Of Bhai Dooj
Hindus celebrate this celebration with loads of love, enthusiasm, and fun. The celebration reunites the bond of the brother and sister. In Maharashtra, sister prepares basundi poori, kheer and desserts, particularly for their brother. The celebration is the finest way to present your adoration, love, care and warmth to your brother.

How It Is Celebrated?
On this day, the sister gets up early in the morning and welcome their brother in celebrating the celebration with a grand meal and bless him for bright future. Nonetheless, brother also follows their obligations towards their sister. As per tradition, the brother sits on rice flour and finishes the ceremony. After that, sister worships the brother by holding hands and applying sindoor and rice. Then, the sister offers betel leaves, kaddu flower and betel nuts in brother’s palm. Sister additionally played out the custom of Aarti. Those sisters who have no brother furthermore celebrate the festival by worship God Moon on the occasion of Bhai Dooj.

Why It Is Celebrated?
As per to a popular legend in Hindu Methodology the reason for the Bhai Dooj celebration is of Lord Krishna. He had gotten back to his sister’s place after killing the devil king Narakasur, and his sister invited him with Bhai Dooj tikka, aarti, and desserts and on those days it is celebrated with great enthusiasm.

The History Behind It
On this auspicious day, the God of Death, Yamraj had visited his sister named the Yamuna, and she welcomed him by Aarti, sweets and Tilak ceremony. She also offered a royal feast including desserts. Consequently, he vowed to protect her in each circumstance. That day Yamraj declared that any brother who would receive an Aarti and Tilak from his sister on this holy day should never be afraid of death. That is an explanation, it is additionally called as the Yama Dwitiya.

Bhai Dooj 2020 Date And Time
1. Bhai Dooj Date- Monday, 16 November 2020
2. Bhai Dooj Aparahna Time- 01:10 PM to 03:18 PM
3. Dwitiya Tithi Begins- 07:06 on November 16, 2020
4. Dwitiya Tithi Ends- 03:56 AM on November 17, 2020

Bhai Dooj is a special festival where siblings celebrate their bond. As they welcome one another and exchange blessings and gifts, they fortify their bonds. This Bhai Dooj, wish your siblings and sisters and esteem the bond that keeps siblings tied together.

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