The Festival of Bhai Dooj

by - October 14, 2017




Bhai Dooj or Bhaiya Dooj gets celebrated between brothers and sisters. The festival is also known as Bhai Phota, Bhatri Ditya, Bhai Tika, Bhatru Dwitiya and Yama Dwitiya. The celebrations mark a family reunion and are joyous occasions. In some parts of the country there are special cultural events organized on the occasion.

On this day, sisters apply sacred tika on the foreheads of their brothers and pray for their long life. The brothers bless their sisters and promise to protect them from any danger in her life. Bhaiya means brother and Dooj means two later days of the moon. This festival gets celebrated two days after Diwali.

The sister decorates a thali with mithais, batasha, ​​roli and rice around the coconut. A lamp is lit and after a small prayer, the sister applies the Teeka in the forehead of her brother. Then she gives offers the sweets to him.

Married women who live nearby visit the home of her parents early in the morning to greet her brothers. And those who live farther even take a few days to visit their brothers. Or express their love, blessings and send them your good wishes through mail. After the rituals, the brothers give gifts to their sisters like clothes.

The festival predates Rakshabandhan. Bhai Dooj brings together brothers and sisters separated by distance and social obligations. The tilak applied on the forehead of a brother is the main meaning of the festival, apart from gifts and sweets.











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13 comments

  1. thanks for visiting my space n ur wonderful comments...wishing u n ur family a very happy diwali !

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    Queria que o mundo todo celebrasse o Bahai Dooj
    Boa quinta-feira!
    Beijinhos.
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  3. A very beautiful post just like the festival itself..
    Happy festival greetings to you and your family :-)

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  4. hi kalyan, thanks for visiting my blog(D'zineDias) and leaving a note!! you have some amazing posts!! and youve got a fan here!!
    preety

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  5. Nice knowing about this festival and it sounds similar to Raksha bandhan. Brother sister relationship is always so sweet... and these occasions are great opportunity to keep in touch, share and update the sweet relationship towards deep in understand.

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  6. What gorgeous shots! And what a great celebration.

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  7. I love this day...
    me n bro shared a great day together

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  8. I like that party that increases love between the brothers, precious photos.

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  9. This sounds like a wonderful festival Kalyan!

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  10. hi kalyan, only now i know that diwali is celebrated for 5 days.
    sure a lot of entertainment welcoming family and friends visit...besides visiting them too
    the beauty about celebrating is, they help foster close ties and friendship

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  11. Hi K,

    What a beautiful festivity. Thank you for sharing.

    Cheers and Happy Diwali

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