The festival of Bhai Dooj is known to be based on mythological
concept. The celebrations of Bhai dooj reflects the importance of unique
cultural traditions that vary with different region of India. This helps
to keep the family close and brings prosperity, well being and luck.
Bhai Dooj falls on the two day after Diwali and is celebrated all over
All the rituals and pooja held on Bhai Dooj is carried out in the
general puja room or on the same platform that was decorated for Diwali
pooja. Sisters decorate their puja thali with mithai, batashas, roli and
rice along with the coconut. They light up the puja lamp and perform all
the rituals. Once the pooja is performed by every members of the family,
the sister applies tika on the forehead of the brother. After applying
tikka, she gives him a few of the eatables along with the coconut.
Those married women who stay close to their parent's place visit their
brother early in the morning and greet them. Those staying far off
either take out few days to visit her brother or express their love and
blessings through posting greeting cards or e-cards and sending their
good wishes. After all the rituals of Bhai Dooj is performed, brothers
pamper their sisters by presenting the most memorable gifts. Most
commonly, the girl of the house is given presents of clothes, utensils,
and lots of mithai and fruits at festivals.