What is bhai dooj?
Bhai dooj is a festival which is celebrated mainly in Hindu religion. The celebration of Bhai Dooj has a significant meaning attached to it. The word Bhai Dooj has two words “Bhai” which means brother and “Dooj” which means the second day after the new moon, which is a day of its celebration. Bhai Dooj is also known as Bhaiya Dooj or Bhai Tika or Bhardutiya. This festival is mainly celebrated in the month of Kartik on the second lunar day of Shukla Paksha of Hindu calendar or Shalivahan Shaka. This year Bhai dooj falls on 29th October 2019 on Tuesday.
There are many special days or festival or occasions that are dedicated to strengthening the love between a brother and a sister like Raksha Bandhan and others. Bhaiya Dooj is also one such event that can define the internal love between the sibling’s brothers and sisters.
This beautiful Bhai dooj festival is also a momentous occasion or celebration where sisters pray to God for the longevity, well-being and prosperity of their beloved siblings or brother. Bhai dooj is a festival in which we can see the genuine love and caring nature of brother and sister.
In India or in any other country when there is festival then all family member and relative comes to our house or we go to there places and we enjoy the festival with love and happiness and Bhai dooj is also like the same festival where every brother visit to their sister house to celebrate Bhai dooj with their sister and spend their quality time with them by showing love towards them
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Nepal is a very peaceful and loving country people in Nepal are very serious about their culture and tradition. They obey each culture and tradition rule with love and care. They celebrate their festival with pride.
Bhai dooj is known as Bhai tika in Nepal. Bhai Tika is also celebrated in the same way as Bhai Dooj is celebrated, But there are some minor changes and people in Nepal celebrate Bhai tika in their way. In Nepali way sister go to their brother house, and they will perform aarti and put tika to their brother, and they will worship their brother as a god, and after that the sister will make food on their brother house, and they serve food to their brother, and when their brother finished the meal after that only the sister will serve food for themself and eat.
How Is Bhai Dooj Celebrated in Bihar?
|Its the place where they will make their brother to sit and here they will start the Bhardutiya|
In Bihar Bhai dooj is known as Bhardutiya and in this day brother will visit their sister house and after that brother will sit in-ground and sister will apply some tika, and they will put some rice-wheat (pithar) on their brother’s hand, and they will be it by water by the help of Betal leaf (पान का पत्ता), and they will do this for 3 times and at the time of washing the brother hand by the help of Betal leaf the sister will say some Sanskrit words and after brother will give gifts to their beloved sisters.
How Bhai Dooj Is Celebrated in Bengal and kolkata?
In Bengal or Kolkata, Bhai dooj is Known as Bhai phota or Bhai Phonta. Bhai phota is celebrated after the end of Amavasya. There are two levies which are next to Amavasya that are a protopod and Dwitiya. in Bengal sister call their brothers to their house after that they perform aarti, and they worship their brother, and after that, they exchange their gifts, and they passionately celebrate Bhai phota.