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Bhai Dooj

Celebrate Bhai Dooj 2016 on 1st November, Tuesday

Bhai Dooj, the festival that is celebrated just one day after the grand Diwali festival celebration is much like the festival of Raksha Bandhan that strengthens the brother-sister bond. It is one of the auspicious and very popular Indian festivals that are celebrated across India with great excitement. For every brother and sister, the day of Bhai Dooj festival celebration comes as a day of opportunity to celebrate their bond of love and care as well as strengthen it by following the auspicious rituals.

The most important ritual of the celebration of Bhai Dooj is the aarti and tikka ceremony. On the day of Bhai Dooj sister firstly puts does the aarti of her brother with the holy flame and does the tikka on her forehead and then she prays to God for his long and healthy life. This is the way of expressing care and love to brother by a sister. In this return, sisters get a token of love from brothers. It’s a Bhai Dooj gift.

This is how the amazing festival of Bhaiya Dooj is celebrated in India by every Brother and sister of India. To know more about the festival of Bhai Dooj, get best detail of this auspicious festival here on this website.

Meaning & Significance

Bhai Dooj is one of the major festival of India, also spelt as Bhaidooj, Bhaiduj or Bhai Duj. The festival is celebrated between brothers and sisters to strengthen the bond of love they share. On this auspicious day, sisters put tilak on their brother's forehead and pray for their long life. In return, brothers pamper their sisters and promise them to stand by their side in all hardships of life.

Customs and Traditions

Bhai-Dooj is a Hindu festival that celebrates the love and affection between a brother and a sister. 'Bhai' means brother and 'Dooj' means two days after new moon. It is one of the most awaited festival in India. Every year the festival comes two days after Diwali in Kartik month.

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Regional Names of Bhai Dooj

India is a country of various cultures and traditions. The festival of Bhaiya Dooj is known by various names in different regions. Take a glance at the interesting regional names that signifies different ceremonial connotations.

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