Bhai dooj celebration

Bhai Dooj Festival Hindu Ritual for Sister & Brother
1. The festival of Bhaiya Dooj is celebrate the fifth day of the festival of Diwali. As per the Hindu calendar, Bhai Dooj is celebrated on the New Moon day of the bright fortnight of Shukla Paksha, in the Hindu Kartik month. Bhai Dooj is almost similar to Raksha Bandhan, which expresses the love and bond between a brother and his sister. Bhai Dooj in 2014, will be celebrated by brothers and sisters with same love, affection and care. .....
Bhai Dooj Legends
2. Bhai Dooj is an auspicious occasion which is celebrated with great fervour and happiness all over the country. Brothers and sisters eagerly wait for this festival which strengthens the bond of love and care between them by recalling all the sweet memories of childhood and spending some time with each other. At the time of tika ceremony, sisters pray to God for the long life and well being of their brothers and at the same time, brothers vow to protect their sisters in any difficulty and to keep them happy till the end of their life. Sisters who are not able to meet at the time of Bhai Dooj send tika along with the gifts and puja thali to their brothers. And like every festival, this one has a beginning too, one which is truly engulfed in mythologies, more than one, with each narrating a different story as how this festival came to be celebrated. .....
Bhai Dooj Customs And Traditions
3. India is a land of festivals, and customs and traditions are integral part of Indian culture. Every festival is culturally important in its own self. And one such festival happens to be Bhai Dooj. This festival falls on the second day after Diwali and its spirit is to cherish the bond of love and affection that brother and sister share. Bhai Dooj is one of the most awaited festivals that display unique cultural traditions in different regions of India. The festival of Bhai Dooj develops within us the feeling of love and care towards our siblings.On this day, sisters invite and offer their brothers with scrumptious meal. A special square shaped space is drawn with flowers and beautified with corn powder by sisters. As per the tradition, the brothers have to step in that square area. Before he enters it, brother is made to eat a bitter fruit. There a legend related to it, which says that Lord Krishna tasted this fruit before he went to slay the demon Narakasura. And after killing the demon, Krishna visited his sister Subhadra who welcomed him heartily by applying tilak on Krishna forehead. Since then the custom of celebrating Bhai Dooj or Bhaubeej started.Carrying this occasion in traditional style, sisters decorate puja thalis with sweets, tika, rice, coconut and flowers. Brothers sit in front of their sisters with covered heads, and sisters perform aarti and apply tika on their forehead. She then presents him with sweets and prays to god for his long life and good health. The tradition of gifting is also involved in this festival. The brother reciprocates by showering blessings and gifts on his sisters. Gifts may be in cash or kind, depending upon the understanding of brother sister. Women who have no brother, worship moon God on this auspicious occasion. .....
The Story Yama & Yamuna
4. As per the Hindu mythology, Bhai Dooj is also known as Yama Dwitiya. The reason behind this is that Yamraj (Lord of Death) visited his sister Yami (Yamuna) on the day of Bhaiya Dooj . Yami put a Tilak (vermilion mark) on Yama forehead and prayed for his well being. In return, Yama presented some gifts to Yamuna, as a token of her prayers and good wishes. Since then, the day of Bhai Dooj holds a great significance for brothers and sisters. Hence, it is believed that if any brother receives a tilak from his sister, he will never face any hurdle throughout his life and post his death.Another legend holds an important association to the festival of Bhai Dooj is Lord Krishna and his sister Subhadra. .....
The Story Lord Krishna & Subhadra
5. On the day of Bhaiya Dooj, Lord Krishna returned to Dwarka after killing the demon Narakasura. Subhadra, the sister of Lord Krishna welcomed her brother with lamps, flowers, sweets and put a mark (Tilak) on his forehead, as a sign of protection. Since then, on the day of Bhai Dooj, every sister puts a vermilion mark on her brother forehead. In return, every brother promises her sisters protection and gives her some gifts.These gifts are an expression of love from a brother to his sister.Similar to any other Hindu festival, the festival of Bhaiya Dooj has more than one legend associated with it. But, the real significance behind celebrating this is the eternal bond which is shared between brother and sister. Bhaiya Dooj in 2014 will again be celebrated by remembering these legends.No festival is complete without its rituals. Various rituals are performed while celebrating the festival of Bhai Dooj in different parts of the country. .....
Rituals
6. Brothers visit their sister home,Sisters apply the auspicious Tilak on brother forehead.,Brothers have a meal prepared by sisters. Traditionally this meal is known as Bhagini,Hastha Bhojanam which means having a meal prepared by sister.,People also worship Lord Yamaraj and his mythical record keeper Chithragupta.,Taking a holy dip in river Yamuna is considered highly pious on this day. .....
Bhai Phota
7. Bhai Phota is celebrated in the state of West Bengal on the Dvitya i.e. on the second day after the Kali Puja. .....
Bhai Tika or Bhai Teeka
8. Bhai Tika Bhai Teeka is celebrated in Nepal on the fifth and the final day of the popular Festival of Light called Tihar or Panchak Yama it is also known as Bhai Tihar and it is a part of Tihar celebrations in the Himalaya Kingdom. .....
Bhathru Dwithiya
9. Bhathru Dwithiya is also known popular name for Bhai Dooj, it falls on the fifth and last day of Diwali festival. Dwitheya Day meaning, second day after new moon. Sisters pray for their brothers long life. .....
Bhatri Ditya
10. Bhatri Ditya is just another name of the famous Hindu festival of Bhaiyya Dooj, This festival is celebrated to strengthen the beautiful bond shared between a brother and a sister, it is also considered a part of Diwali celebrations at many parts of India. .....
Bhai Bij Bhaubeej or Bhav Bij
11. Bhai Bij, Bhaubeej or Bhav Bij amongst the Marathi speaking community in the states of Maharashtra and Goa. As like Bhaidooj festival celebrations in rest of India, Bhai Bij, Bhaubeej or Bhav Bij falls on the last day of five day long Diwali festival, here also in western India in Bhaubeej festival sisters pray for their brothers long and happy life as they perform tika ceremony. .....
Yamadwitheya
12. Yamadwitheya is from the legend of god Yama Raja (the Hindu mythological god of Death)himself and it is one of the most commonly told story of Bhai Dooj. Here, the story told as after Yama Raaj long separation from his sister Yamuna or Yami. On the Dwitheya or the Dooj or the second day of the new moon When Yami met his brother Yama (also know as Dharam Raj) and welcomed whole heartedly, applied red tilak on his brother forehead and treated him a special meal. Yamaraj was overwhelmed receiving the warm welcome from his sister and he announced that whosoever receives a red tika from his sister on the day of Dooj will not be hurled to hell. Since that day Bhai Dooj is also known as Yamadwitheya. .....
Bhaiya Dooj Celebration In Bengal
13. In Bengal, Bhai Dooj is known as Bhai Phota. On this day, sisters observe a fast before putting the Tilak on their brothers forehead. The Tilak is prepared with Kumkum, rice and new grass.We all will look forward to the same celebration this Bhaiya Dooj in 2014. .....
Bhaiya Dooj Celebration In Maharashtra
14. Bhai Dooj is celebrated in Maharashtra and Goa as Bhau Beej or Bhaubeej. Bhau is synonym to brother in Maharashtra. .....
Bhaiya Dooj Celebration In Uttar Pradesh
15. In Uttar Pradesh, sisters are gifted with an Aab (a length of flax, knotted into a circular shape and dotted with sugar Batashas (circular sweet drop), post which, they put Tilak on their brother forehead. This ritual of Aab is extremely popular in Uttar Pradesh and is observed in almost every household on Bhaiya Dooj.This Bhaiya Dooj in 2014, we all will witness the same celebration in the various parts of Uttar Pradesh. .....
Bhaiya Dooj Celebration In Bihar
16. ne most interesting variation of Bhai Dooj is observed in Bihar, where the ritual starts with sister cursing her brother, before asking for his forgiveness. This ritual is basically performed for the past mistakes done by her brother. Post this, the sister applies Tilak on the brother forehead and feed him with sweets.Bhai Dooj in 2014 is a very important festival and is celebrated with a lot of enthusiasm and zeal. .....
Bhaiya Dooj Celebration In Nepal
17. Bhaiya Dooj in Nepal is known as Bhaitihar, which means Tihar of brothers. Where Tihar means Tilak or Tika. Bhaiya Dooj is also known as Bhai Tika. On this day, sisters apply seven different colors of Tika to their brothers and pray for their long life, health & prosperity.Bhai Tihar is celebrated in the various parts of Nepal. Sisters eagerly wait for their gifts, post the ceremony of Bhai Tihar. The same eagerness is witnessed during the festival of Bhai Dooj in 2014.Although Bhaiya Dooj is celebrated by using different methods across the country, but the significance of the festival remains same throughout, as the festival of Bhai Dooj strengthens the enduring bond of brother and sister.Bhaiya Dooj is a festival which unites the relationship of siblings. Celebrate Bhai Phota with same emotions of love and care in 2014.This Bhaiya Dooj in 2014, share your joy and happiness with your loved ones. .....
Mythological Belief about Bhai Dooj
18. According to a mythological belief, Yamuna observed fast for her brother Yamraj longevity and made him have the Annakut food. Today also this festival is called Yam Dwetiya in the city of Mithila. A paste prepared by grinding rice is applied on both the hands of brother. At some places, there is a tradition of applying Sindoor on the hands of brother.After this, 5 betel leaves, betel nut, and coins of silver are placed on the hands of brother. Water is poured on hands and prayer for the longevity of brother is performed. Brothers give gifts and sweets to their sister. Some sorts of change can be seen in tradition of celebrating this festival, in different parts of the nation. .....
Bhai Dooj Story
19. Out of all the festivals related to brother and sister, Raksha Bandhan and Bhai Dooj are the two most significant. As per the story, Yam Dev visited his sister on this day. Yamuna, sister of Yam, was eagerly waiting to meet her brother. She was very happy by meeting his brother. She welcomed her brother wholeheartedly. Pleased by the sister, Yam gave a boon that if, brother and sister have a bath in Yamuna river on this day then they will receive salvation.Hence, having a bath with brother or sister in Yamuna is of great significance on this day. Also, Yamuna asked her brother to take a pledge that every brother should go to her sister house on this day. From that time only, tradition of Bhai Dooj is carried on. Brothers who stay far from their sister, they go on Bhai Dooj to meet her. They get the Tilak applied and give gifts to their sisters. .....
Bhai Dooj Celebration
20. On the festival of Bhai Dooj, sisters wake up early in the morning. They should worship the family lord after completing the routine work like bathing etc. And give a proper place to brothers on their arrival. A seat is prepared from flour of rice. Brother is made to sit on this. Hands of brother are worshipped and paste of rice is applied on them. Then, Sindoor is applied and flower of Kaddu, betel nut, betel leaves, coins etc. are kept in the palms of brother. Water is poured slowly and mantra is chanted.At some places, sister apply Tilak and perform Aarti of their brother. Then they tie Kalawa on their brother hand. Butter and Mishi are given to brother as sweet. In the evening, sister light a lamp of four weeks in the name of Yamraj and place it facing the south direction. It is believed that if a Kite is seen flying in the sky then wish for the longevity of brother turns to be true. .....
Bhai Dooj Importance
21. The festival of Bhai Dooj is also called as Yam Dwetiya. It increases the bond of affection between brother and sister. After marriage a girl dose not come frequently to her parents house. And, people from her parents side also make very few visits to her place. Hence, to have sweet relationship between brother and sister, to remove the sadness occurred because of the distance, to know about any kind of news from a girls side and keeping in mind the other feelings, festival like Bhai Dooj are celebrate. .....
Bhai Dooj Date 2014
22. 25th October 2014 (Saturday) .....
Bhaiya Dooj 2014 Puja Muhurat
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  • Puja Muhurat with Shubh Chaughadia 7 55 to 9 18 a.m.
  • Puja Muhurat with Chal Chaughadia 12 05 p.m. to 1 28 p.m.
  • Puja Muhurat with Amrut Chaughadia 2 52 p.m. to 4 15 p.m .....
  • Bhaidooj Puja Thali Decoration
    24. Bhaidooj Thali is a significant part of Bhai Dooj festival that celebrates the eternal bond of love between a brother and her sister. And so is the Bhaidooj Thali Decoration. Bhaidooj customs entails sisters perform arti of their brothers and apply tika on their forehead. Hence Bhaidooj Thali assumes an extremely important role in the performance of rituals associated with the festival. Sisters vie with each other for the best Bhaidooj Thali decoration and spend a lot of time and energy to come up with the most innovative Bhai Dooj Thali Decoration ideas every year. Various things used for Bhai Dooj Thali Decoration include a metal plate, beads, golden strips or gota, lace, paint, beads, sequins, petals, flowers (real and artificial), coloured grains etc. Decorated Bhaidooj Thali is embellished with traditional items like roli, aipun and rice in separate bowls and a coconut. Also placed in the same plate is a piece of mithai or batasa.These days ready made decorated Bhaidooj Thali are available in the market in innovative design and styles. Sister who are busy in their jobs and studies find it convenient to purchase decorated Bhaidooj Pooja Thali from the market or through online bhai dooj festival shopping sites. Bhaidooj Puja Thali Hampers sell like hotcakes during the time of Bhaidooj festival. .....
    Best Gifts for Brothers & Sisters
    25. Bhai Dooj signifies an intense bond between siblings that could not be expressed just in few words. It called as a sacred relationship between brothers and sisters. Bhai Dooj is one of the most well known festivals celebrated between siblings with full glaze. After Raksha Bandhan, it the most famous festival celebrated across India with all the fun and excitement. Like other festivals, this festival is also celebrated by following certain rituals.The festival is marked with some traditional rituals along with a grand ceremony where all sisters put a tilak on the forehead of their brothers. Generally, it red in color that signifies well being and prosperity of their brothers. After the ceremony, brothers exchange gifts to their adorable sisters along with Bhai Dooj sweets, Bhai Dooj cakes, Bhai Dooj chocolates, flowers, jewelry, apparels, photo gifts, beauty products, handbags etc. Sisters try to present most alluring and attractive gifts to their brothers. This is the occasion to celebrate a bond of happiness and togetherness where all family members are also present to exchange gifts, sweets and emotions.If you are a brother, then you may send a number of best and unique gifts to your sister like flowers, chocolates, jewelry, and fashion products. In the same way, if you are a sister, then you may send any gift item you like. You may send items like wallets, apparels, perfumes, watches, personalized gift items, etc. .....
    Bhai Dooj Puja Items
    26. Puja Chowk (Platform),Diya (Lamp),Roli,A little rice,Coconut,Batashas,Mithai,Fruits,Seven paans (betel leaves)
    In every Hindu puja, a decorated thali is an important aspect. After putting these mentioned items in the decked up thali, sisters then place prasad in it, be it a piece of any sweet or batasha. Sisters put efforts and prettily decorate the puja thalis on the day of Bhai Dooj. .....
    Bhai Dooj Cards
    27. Bhai Dooj, also known as Yama Dwitiya, is celebrated with great gaiety all over the country. It falls two days after the festival of Diwali and on this day, sisters pray for the long and cherished life of their brothers. Also, they perform tika ceremony, aarti and offer sweets to their brothers. In return, brothers give gifts and blessings to their sisters. For performing the rituals, sisters decorate the puja thalis very beautifully and all the rituals take place on the platform on which the Diwali puja is performed. This festival holds great significance in Hindu religion and there are various Hindu mythology legends related to this festival. Sisters, who are away from their brothers, send Bhai Dooj tika along with the gifts and greeting cards to your brothers, expressing your love and gratitude for them. .....
    Bhai Dooj In India
    28. Bhai Dooj, one of the main festivals of India is known by various names in different parts of the country. It is popularly known as Bhai Phota, Bhav Bij, Bhai Tika, Bhatri Dwitiya, Yama Dwitiya, etc. The traditional customs and rituals vary a little due to the cultural diversity in the various parts of India, but the essence of the festivities remains unchanged. Its significance too remains equally the same among the brothers and sisters. Every sister prays for the long life of her brother whereas the brother promises to always take care of her. Similar to the festival of Raksha Bandhan, Bhai Dooj strengthens the bond of love and care between the brothers and sisters. .....
    Bhai Dooj Puja Mantra
    29. Chant this mantra while applying tilak and pray for the well being of your brother.

    Bhratus tabaa grajaataaham, Bhunksa bhaktamidam shuvam
    Preetaye yama raajasya Yamunaah Visheshatah

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    ??????? ???? ??????Y?????? ?????? .....

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    Benefits of Beetroot
    Nutritional value of beetroot juice. Beetroots are high in folic acid and manganese. The green leaves of this root vegetable are also nutrient dense and contains Vitamin A, C and K. It contains minerals like calcium, iron, potassium, copper, sulphur, silica and chlorine. These nutrients .....
    Tips For Men To Look Younger
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    Benefits of Grapefruits
    Fatigue. At the end of a long and tiring day, drink a glass of grapefruit juice with lemon juice in equal parts with a little honey, to dispel all fatigue and tiredness. The potassium present in the grapefruit helps to smooth wrinkles and age spots and provid .....
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    Benefits of Bay Leaf
    Allergies. Individuals with a known allergy to bay leaf (Laurus nobilis), its constituents, and related plants in the Lauraceae family as well as the Compositae/Asteraceae family should not use bay leaf. Contact dermatitis and occupational asthma have been repo .....
    Fall Crafts for Kids
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    Precautions while using Electrical Equipment
    Checking the Condition of the Equipment. After you confirm that the electrical equipment is appropriate for the job, you need to check whether its condition is good or not. A simple inspection can be performed by switching off the equipment and checking the plug, wires and the fuse. You mus .....
    Varieties and Benefits of Rudraksha
    7 Mukhis Rudraksha. Seven mukhi Rudraksha represents Goddess Mahalaxmi , the Goddess of wealth. Wearer is blessed with good health, wealth and new opportunities. It should be worn by those who are suffering from miseries related to finance and luck. By wearing Seven Fac .....
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