After the heavily celebrated festival, Diwali comes to this wonderful celebration of the bond between a brother and a sister called Bhai Dooj/ Bhau Beej or Bhai Phonta.
What do we do in Bhai Dooj 2020?
This festival marks the love and affection of siblings where the sisters put a ‘tilak’ or a vermillion mark on their brothers’ forehead and perform aarti with the lit thali which is a mark of love and protection from all the evil forces.
In the 21st century modern world, growing up with a brother essentially means you end up hating him 50% of your life but he is an inseparable part of your life and you would never want it any other way. A brother-sister relationship is quite a unique relationship because they may be willing to sacrifice their lives for each other but would never share their food! That’s how strange it is.
However, no matter, in the end, it’s always the love and respect for each other that comes along the way, with a bit of annoyance and fun which is why this Bhai Dooj, rekindle the same joy this year on the 16th of November.
On this day, sisters shower their brothers with generous blessings and gifts and their brothers swear to protect them from harm.
But, how did this festival come about? Let’s go back to the tale of Mahabharata that inspired such a glorious celebration.
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History And Significance of Bhai Dooj Festival
According to a legend, on this very day, Lord Krishna had returned home after slaying the demon Narakasura. He goes to his loving sister Subhadra who welcomes him home with the holy Diya, fragrant flowers, and sweet and puts the holy vermillion mark on her brother’s forehead; and thus the festival was born.
Also, some say that the lord of Death, Yamaraj visited his sister Yami or Yamuna, who greets her brother with a tilak, the auspicious mark on his forehead, and prays for his health and well-being. This is why it is said that anyone who receives a tilak from their sister on this very day shall not be hurled to hell. Fun fact, this festival is also called Yama-Dwitiya, i.e. the second day after the new moon.
For sisters living with their brothers, they can easily celebrate this bond but for single children and sisters with distant brothers, they can celebrate this day by video calling their brothers and gifting them through online sites.
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Here’s what happens on Bhai Dooj – How to Celebrate Bhai Dooj with Your Brother in 2020
On the day of Bhai Dooj, sisters call their brother home and prepare a sumptuous meal of their choice along with their favorite sweets. Once the brother reaches her place, the sisters make them take a seat and perform the aarti and apply the tilak on their forehead. After these gifts and blessings are exchanged and the day ends with delicious meals and sweet treats.
2020 has been a very turbulent year for everyone but it makes it less chaotic when you have your siblings watch over you and love you the way you love and care for them. Hence, don’t forget to cherish this day of love.
A bond between a brother and sister; sometimes tightly woven, sometimes loosely held but never broken.
The festival of brother and sister i.e Bhai Dooj also gives a chance to family members and relatives to meet each other and spend some great time together and open there heart..
SOME OF THE FAQ RELATED TO BHAI DOOJ
Bhai Dooj Shubh Muhurat kab ha?
The Puja Muhurat for Bhai Dooj is from 01:10 PM (IST) and 3:18 PM (IST).
When is Bhai Dooj 2020? Bhai Dooj 2020 Bab Hai?
Bhai Dooj 2020 is on 16th November. The date varies every year as it is celebrated on the second day of the bright fortnight or Shukla Paksha in Kartik’s Hindu month.
Is Bhai Dooj a holiday in India?
Yes, Bhai Dooj is a public holiday in many of the Indian states on the day after New Year’s Day on the Hindu lunar calendar.
Officialdiwali wishes you a very blissful Bhai Dooj.
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