Festivals have a mythological significance in India. Every fast, festival and festival is celebrated for some specific purpose. Similarly, there is a festival Bhaiya Dooj. Which is celebrated two days after Deepawali. The festival of Bhaiya Dooj, celebrated on the second day of the bright fortnight of Kartik month, is a symbol of unwavering love and trust between brother and sister.
On Bhaiya Dooj, sisters apply tilak on the foreheads of the brothers, wishing them happiness and prosperity by giving them dry coconut. Let us tell when this time is the festival of Bhaiya Dooj and how the tradition of celebrating this festival started.
This day is the festival of Bhaiya Dooj 2020
This time the festival of Diwali will be celebrated on 14 November. And just two days after that, i.e. on 16 November, there will be the festival of Bhaiya Dooj. And with this festival, the five-day Deepotsav also ends.
That is why Bhaiya Dooj is celebrated
According to mythology Yamraj was called by his sister Yamuna several times to meet him. But Yama could not go. One day when he reached his sister’s house to meet him, sister Yamuna’s happiness was no longer there. He fed Yamraj with love and respect and wished him well by applying tilak. Being happy, Yamraj asked sister Yamuna to ask for a boon – then Yamuna asked that in this way you come to my house every year on the bright side of the Kartik month. On this day, whatever brother goes to his sister’s house and will eat in their house and get tilak done by his sister, then he will not have fear of Yama and premature death. Then Yamraj fulfilled his boon. And since then the tradition of celebrating Bhaiya Dooj started on this day.
On this day, a dip is made in Yamuna
That is why it is a tradition to take a dip in Yamuna on this day. The importance of bathing in Yamuna has been told on this day.