Bhai Dooj is a yearly Hindu festival that denotes the adoration and connection among siblings and sisters. Bhai Dooj is seen on the second day of Shukla Paksha in the Hindu month of Kartik. This year, it will be commended on November 16. Shubh Muhurat to perform Bhai Dooj customs will begin at 1.10 pm, and it will remain till 3.18 pm.
History And Significance of Bhai Dooj
There are different stories related to the start of the Bhai Dooj festivity. As per a few legends, Yamuna, sister of the divine force of death, Yamaraj considered her sibling on various occasions; however, Yamaraj couldn’t visit her. At the period while he at long last showed up, Yamuna turned out to be amazingly cheerful and showered her affection on him. She applied a stylized tilak on his head and arranged different flavorful dishes for her dearest sibling. Yamaraj cherished neighbourliness and felt profoundly adored and regarded. He approached his sister to request a shelter. The Yamuna came to Yamaraj to commit a day for himself to visit her consistently. Henceforth, Bhai Dooj celebration began when each sibling visits their sisters’ home.
Different legends state that Lord Krishna went to his sister Subhadra’s home in the wake of slaughtering Narakasura. Subhadra invited him by performing aarti, putting tilak on his brow and offering blossoms and delectable food. This is the point at which the Bhai Dooj celebration began.
On this favourable event, sisters petition God for the prosperity of their siblings, and consequently, siblings guarantee to secure their sisters consistently. Bhai Dooj may appear to be like Raksha Bandhan yet is somewhat unique concerning the event. In contrast to Raksha Bandhan, sisters don’t tie a string or Rakhi on their siblings’ lower leg on Bhai Dooj. They just put a tilak on their brows and perform aarti.
Bhai Dooj Puja Timings
As per drikpanchang.com,
Bhai Dooj Aparahna Time – 01.27 pm to 03.42 pm
Span – 02 Hours 15 minutes