Bhai Dooj | Celebrating the Brother-Sister Love & Bonding

This day has very great significance in the Hindu religion. The day celebrates the great bonding and understanding between a brother and sister. As we all know that brothers and sisters have an unspoken bond of understanding between each other.

They always admire each other and support each other in every situation. Since their love for each other is unconditional, Bhai Dooj is a celebration of their unconditional love and support.

Bhai Dooj is celebrated just two days after Diwali. It comes on the 2nd day of Shukla paksha of the Hindu calendar in the month of Kartika which happens between October and November.

There are some stories behind the celebration of Bhai Dooj. We are going to give you some insights into one of the major stories behind the celebration of Bhai Dooj.

According to the Hindu Mythological stories about this auspicious day. Is that when Lord Krishna visited his sister Subhadra after slaying the evil demon Narkasur.

His sister Subhadra has welcomed her brother krishna with lots of sweets and applied a Tilak on the forehead of her brother. From that day it is said that the festival of Bhai Dooj is celebrated in India.

There is also another story behind the celebration of Bhai Dooj. Have you heard about a festival named ‘Yamadwitheya’? It is also the name of Bhai Dooj that is also celebrated across India with that name.

Let’s get to know the story behind the celebration of ‘Yamadwitheya’. It is believed that this is the day when God of death Lord Yama goes to meet his beloved sister the Yamuna on the 2nd day of New moon.

That day is celebrated as the Yama Dwitheya or you can also say Yama Dwitiya.

There is some special significance of brother and sister on that day:

  • A ceremony is done by sisters on this day. They do the aarti for their brother and after the aarti applies ‘tilak’ on the forehead of her brother and gives her blessing.
  • It is celebrated by sisters by welcoming the brother with a lot of love and blessing and a lot of sweets also.
  • On this day the sisters make the favorite dishes and sweets for their brother to make them happy.
  • The brother gives presents to their sisters on this day to show and express his unconditional love and unspoken care between them.
  • If the brother is married and has children then the whole family is included in the celebration. The sister may apply tilak for the sister in law too.

The connection between brother and sister is very strong that they know about each other’s thoughts without speaking.

This day has greater significance than we know. Make this an awesome Bhai Dooj for yourself and for your sister and try to create a stronger bond than before by celebrating this day with much more happiness.