Happy Bhai Dooj!
Bhai Dooj is celebrated two days after Diwali. Bhai Dooj is especially celebrated by brothers and sisters. It is a special day that celebrates the sibling bond with rituals and traditional customs. On this day, sisters put tilak on their brother’s forehead praying for his well-being and good health. Meanwhile, brothers ensure to make this a memorable day for their sisters by treating them with respect, dignity and love along with giving them gifts.
Bhai Dooj 2023 Date
Bhai Dooj is also known as Bhaiya Dooj, Bhau-Beej, and Bhai Phonta in various states. It is celebrated on the second lunar day of the Shukla Paksha (bright fortnight) of the Kartika month according to the Hindu Calendar. The auspicious Muhurat for the festival begins on 14 November 2023 and lasts until 15 November 2023, giving brothers and sisters more time to gather and perform traditional Bhai Dooj rituals.
Bhai Dooj Timing & Shubh Muhurat
Bhai Dooj is a Hindu festival that celebrates the bond between brothers and sisters. It is celebrated on the second day of the bright fortnight of the Hindu month of Kartika, and Bhai Dooj 2023 is being celebrated on 14 November and 15 November 2023.
|Bhai Dooj Timing & Shubh Muhurat|
|Bhai Dooj Aparahna Time||1:10 PM to 3:19 PM on Tuesday, 14 November 2023|
|Dwitiya Tithi||Begins at 2:36 PM on Tuesday, 14 November 2023 and ends at 1:47 PM on Wednesday, 15 November 2023|
Bhai Dooj and Legend of Lord Krishna & Subhadra
As the legend goes, Lord Krishna visited his Subhadra after killing the Demon Narkasur. His sister gave him a warm welcome and made the day even more special by decorating the house with flowers and preparing various sweets and other delicacies. She put a ceremonial tilak on his forehead and since then this day has been celebrated as Bhai Dooj.
Bhai Dooj and Legend of Yama & Yami
According to another legend, the God of Death Yama visited his beloved sister Yamuna on the Dwitiya of Kartik Month after consistent pestering from her sister for years. Therefore, when Yama did visit her, she became overjoyed and celebrated this as a festival. Hence, it is being celebrated as Yamadwitheya.
Call it by any name, this is a festival of togetherness, love, mutual respect and adoration of the brother and sisters. On this day, brothers and sisters dress up beautifully and exchange gifts. We wish all our readers a very happy Bhai Dooj. Enjoy the festival with your siblings and live together forever with joy, admiration, and gratitude.