Saturday, October 25, 2014

Bhai Dooj 2014: Muhurat & Puja Vidhi

Today i.e. on October 25, is Bhai Dooj, the festival to honor the prestigious bond of the beautiful relation shared between a brother and sister. Celebrate this day and bid the perfect farewell to Diwali celebrations. Indulge in the festive mood of this day with our exclusive article...

 Bhai Dooj in 2014 will be celebrated on October 25.

Dooj is the fifth and the last day of Diwali celebrations. According to the Hindu calendar, this sacred day celebrates the pious bond between a brother and sister. The day of Bhai Dooj comes on the New Moon day of bright fortnight of Shukla Paksha, during the Kartik month. In some regions of the country, Bhaiya Dooj is known as Bhatri Dwitiya or Bhai Phota.

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The relation between a brother and sister is often the one that consists of sweet rifts. For every girl who has a brother, Bhai Dooj is a very special occasion. This day provides them the chance to show their love, care, and respect for each other.

Bhai Dooj: Muhurat

Bhai Dooj Tilak Muhurat: From 13:11 to 15:24 in the afternoon.

Bhai Dooj: Rituals Of The Day

To make sure that you don’t miss out any ritual of this auspicious day, we have come up with the simple procedure of rituals to be performed on this day:
  1. Sisters beautifully decorate a Puja Thali with Diya (lamp), rice, sweet, and Kumkum (vermilion).
  2. Sisters apply Kumkum (Tilak) on the forehead of their brothers. While putting it, they pray for their brothers’ long and healthy life.
  3. Aarti is performed and sweet is offered to the brothers.
  4. Then, sisters touch the feet of their elder brothers.
  5. After all these rituals are done, brothers present any gift or some amount of money to their sisters, as a token of love and affection.

Bhai Dooj: Legend Of The Day

Two very popular legends are associated with Bhai Dooj. On this special day, let us read about both these legends:

Tale Of Yama & Yamuna

According to a mythological evidence, once Yamraj visited his sister Yami (Yamuna). There, Yama was welcomed by his sister, Yami with a Tilak (vermilion mark) on his forehead. This became popular as the gesture of love, respect and well-being. Yama wished for her brother’s well-being and long life. To show his love and affection for Yami, Yamraj gifted her presents. From that day onwards, tradition of celebrating Bhai Dooj came into existence.

Tale Of Lord Krishna & Subhadra

It is said that on the day of Bhai Dooj, Lord Krishna returned to Dwarka after killing Narakasura. To welcome the lord, his sister, Subhadra applied Tilak on his forehead. Since that day, sisters apply Tilak on their brother's forehead on this day and pray for their welfare and longevity.

So, we have read everything about this auspicious day. Increase the festivity of Bhai Dooj and strengthen your bond with your brother and sister with the help of our detailed article on Bhai Dooj in 2014.

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World Pasta Day is celebrated today. It is considered to be a global festival.

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