Between a brother and a sister, there is a special bond. They are each other’s best friends, guardians, admirers, secret sharers, and have unconditional love for each other.
Beginning Bhaiya Dooj/Bhai Dooj, Bhau-Beej/Bhai Phonta is a celebration which is commended among Hindus of India, Nepal and different nations on the second lunar day of the Shukla Paksha (brilliant fortnight) of the Kartika month of Vikram Samvat Hindu schedule. The event falls on the last day of the multi day long festivals of Diwali or Tihar celebration. It is additionally celebrated as “Yama Dwitiya” in the southern pieces of India.
HISTORY BEHIND BHAI DOOJ
There are not many Hindu legendary based stories connected with the beginning of this promising day. As indicated by the one legend, Lord Krishna visited his sister, Subhadra subsequent to killing evil spirit Narkasur. Her sister gave a warm greeting to him and made the event truly unique through blossoms and desserts. Subhadra likewise applied the stately “tilak” on the brow of her sibling, Krishna and thus the celebration of “Bhai Dooj” was brought into the world from that point.
Another legend spins around the narrative of Yama, the God of Death and his sister Yamuna. It is accepted that he met his darling sister on Dwitheya, the second day after the new moon and accordingly the event started to be commended as “Yamadwitheya” or “Yamadvitiya” the nation over from that day.
SIGNIFICANCE OF BHAI DOOJ
The celebration of Bhai Dooj has a strict importance connected to it. It is comprised of two words specifically “Bhai” which means sibling and “Dooj” which means the second day after the new moon which is a day of its festival.
The day holds the unique importance into the existences of a sibling and a sister. It is a favorable event that praises the solid holding between two other gender kin. Sisters welcome their siblings to visit their place and set up the dearest dishes for them. Sisters additionally implore God for the prosperity and life span of their siblings against every one of the indecencies and horrible luck. Consequently, siblings follow their obligations of mindful and cherishing their sisters.
CELEBRATIONS ON THIS FESTIVAL
Bhai Dooj is the festival of the solid and exceptional bond imparted by the siblings and sisters to one another. The celebration is an impression of the peculiar obligations of the kin in a strict way. Sisters wish for the cheerful, solid, and affluent existence of their siblings and proposition their supplications to God to favor them; though the siblings give a lifetime guarantee of security to their sisters.
When Indian festivals are celebrated without adhering to proper customs and traditions, they lose their joyous essence. India is a deeply religious country that adheres to specific auspicious dates and ways for performing rituals and Puja during festivals. The festival of Bhai Dooj is also celebrated with great accuracy and zeal by the Indian people.
DATE AND PANCHANG
Date: 26 October 2022
Tithi: Pratipada upto 14:39
Nakshatra: Swati upto 13:16
Yoga: Priti upto 10:05
First Karana: Bava upto 14:39
Second Karana: Baalava upto 25:43