Significance and History of Bhai Dooj: Mythological Story & Importance

Bhai Dooj

Bhai Dooj is the 5th day of Diwali festivity that focuses on the pure bond of brothers and sisters. Gear up for the ritual and shop for divine gifts online.

Bhai Tika, Bhai Phota, or Bhai Dooj is usually celebrated on the second day of the Shukla Paksha in the Vikram Samvat calendar. Diwali falls on the 14th of November, this year followed by Bhai Dooj on the 16th. Diwali celebrations begin with Dhanteras followed by Naraka Chaturdashi. Lakshmi puja where devotees worship the Goddess with puja kits & indulge in puja samagri online shopping. After the second day, Govardhan puja falls on the third day, followed by balipratipada and finally Bhai dooj. 

1. All You Need to Know About Bhai Dooj:-

  • The famous ritual of Bhai dooj celebrates the special bond between brothers and sisters. Sisters pray to the Almighty for the longevity of their brothers and perform a small tilak ceremony. They also prepare an extensive meal for their brothers. The day starts with rising up early in the morning and taking a shower. Both the sisters and brothers keep fast on this day. The sisters lovingly arrange for all the puja thali items that they buy from the best puja shop near them. The tilak ceremony then proceeds and the fast is broken when the sisters serve delicious food. The brothers too surprise their sisters with adorable gifts and most importantly promises to protect their sister no matter what. 
  • In states like Maharashtra and Haryana, women who do not have a brother celebrate the auspicious occasion of Bhau beej where they carry on the ritual by worshipping the moon. Young girls and women apply Mehendi and dress up beautifully to be a part of this as a part of their custom. 

2. The Story Behind Celebrating Bhai Dooj:-

  • According to one story, on this day Lord Krishna visited his sister Subhadra after killing Narakasur, thus emerging victorious. Subhadra welcomed him with a grand celebration, beautifully decorated the entire kingdom with flowers, prepared his favourite delicacies, and also, performed the Tilak ceremony. 
  • Also, as per another story, this was the day revolved around Lord Yama. The supreme power of death, and his sister the Yamuna. Devotees believe that on the second day after the new moon that is Dwitiya both the brother and sister met after a long time. The Yamuna was very happy to see that her brother had come to meet her to give her a surprise. She welcomed him lovingly and from that day onwards this ritual came to be known as “Yamadwitheya” or “Yama Dvitiya” across the country from that day.

So if you are about to celebrate Bhai dooj, then start preparing from now on. Also, shop all the necessary ingredients like brass puja items, essential puja samagri from puja items online stores in Delhi.

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