Bhai Dooj 2023: The unconditional affection given by a brother and sister should be cherished. Every year, Bhai Dooj falls on the last day of the five-day Diwali celebrations. Diwali is celebrated with significant pomp and spectacle every year. The very first day of the festival of lights is Dhanteras. Chhoti Diwali is celebrated the day before Diwali. This year, however, Chhoti Diwali coincides with Diwali. Govardhan Puja is performed the day following Diwali. Bhai Dooj is observed on the fifth day of the Diwali celebrations. As we prepare to celebrate the celebration, here are a few facts to keep in mind.
This year’s Bhai Dooj will be held on November 15th. The day honors the sibling link and the unconditional love that exists between a brother and a sister.
The timing of Bhai Dooj puja is from 1:12 pm to 3:15 pm.
After beating Narakasura, Lord Krishna paid a visit to his sister Subhadra, according to Hindu legend. Subhadra greeted him with sweets and flowers and applied a tilak on his brow. Bhai Dooj has been observed on this day since then. Another legend has Yama, the deity of death, visiting his sister Yamuna, who greeted him with the tilak ritual. Yama then decreed that everyone who receives the tilak and sweets from their sister on this day shall be rewarded with longevity.
Bhai means brother, while Dooj refers to the second day following the new moon. People celebrate this day with their siblings. They also give each other presents and show one other a lot of love. This ritual is held to protect us from all evil influences and to reward us with wealth and longevity. Bhai Dooj is known as Bhai Phota in West Bengal. Yama Dwitiya is observed in South India, whereas Bhau Beej is observed in Maharashtra on the same day.