The festival of Bhai Dooj is considered to be the fifth day festival of Diwali celebrations. The Diwali is considered to be the five days festival period and the Bhai Dooj is the last day of that festival. In the year of 2015 this festival will be celebrated on 13th November 2015.This is the very important day for all the brothers and sisters as they meet on this day and celebrate the festival with full of enjoyment and fun. This day is the day which makes them to show the affection towards each other. On this the Lord Yam and goddess Yamuna is worshipped.
The Bhai Dooj is celebrated because of the significance it holds in the Indian history. On this day Lord Yam i.e. the lord of death visited his sister house Yamuna. The sister welcomed his brother with the ceremony of Aarti and then they had the lunch together. After leaving for the day Lord Yam blessed his sister will all the gifts and blessings. The other story related to this day is that the Lord Krishna killed Narakasur on this day and then went to his sister place Subhadra. The Subhadra also welcomed her brother like the Yamuna welcomed her brother. Therefore due to these stories, this day is celebrated as the day of brother and sister.
The main rituals that are performed on this day are:-
The ritual for the Tilak on this day is different and is as follows:-
The mantra that is being recited on this day is:-
Bhratus tabaa grajaataaham, Bhunksa bhaktamidam shuvam
Preetaye yama raajasya Yamunaah Visheshatah
Category: Festival 2015
Created: Thursday, November 27 2014
Author: Lokesh Jagirdar