Worship Chitragupta this Bhai Dooj & Get Your Brother Blessed!

Read the significance of worshipping Chitragupta on Bhai Duj and the legend of Yam and Yami. This November 09, 2018, celebrate the festival of love between a brother and sister.
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The last day of Diwali festive season is Bhai Dooj. This is also called Yam Dwitiya. As per Hindu Panchang, this festival is celebrated on the Dwitiya tithi of Kartik month’s Shukla Paksha. Mythologically, it is believed that the son of Sun - Yam went to visit his sister Yami. She welcomed her brother and offered food. In return, Yam presented Yami with gifts. Yami also applied tilak on her brother’s forehead. Since that day Bhai Duj or Yam Dwitiya is celebrated. It is believed that those who celebrate Bhai Duj are blessed by Lord Yam. Chitragupta - the record keeper of Lord Yam is also worshipped on this day.

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Muhurat for Bhai Dooj 2018
Auspicious time for Tilak
From 13:10:02 to 15:20:30
Duration
2 hrs 10 min

Note: The time mentioned in chart is applicable to Delhi region. Click to know muhurat for your city.

In different cities of India, Bhai Duj is celebrated by brothers and sisters with different names like Bhai Tika, Yam Dwitya, and Bhatra Dwitya. Girls apply tilak on the forehead of their brothers and offer sweets. They pray to Lord Yam to bless their brothers with a long life and bring prosperity to them. Brothers also shower love and gifts on their sisters.

Tradition and Rituals

  • Decorate a plate with some kumkum, rice, sweets, flowers, diya and dry coconut.
  • Make a platform using rice and make your brother sit on it.
  • Apply tilak on his forehead during the shubh muhurat and make him eat sweets with your hands.


Chitragupta Puja


As per the legend, Lord Brahma gave a boon to Chitragupta ji on the occasion of completion of yajna. The boon was - Those who worship Chitragupta and his pen and ink, on the Dwitya of Shukla Paksha in the month of Kartik will go to Baikunth Dham and attain moksha. Since then, the day is dedicated to worship Chitragupta and his writing tools.

Significance of Bhai Duj


The story of Yam and Yami: As per the legend, the children of Lord Sun - Yam and Yami shared great affection for each other. When Lord Yam went to his sister’s house, she applied tilak on his forehead and offered him food. Being happy with the welcome his sister offered, Yam promised her that those sisters who will apply a tilak on their brother’s forehead must believe that their brothers need not fear untimely death. The day has been celebrated as Yam Dwitiya since then. It is believed that if you take a holy dip in river Yamuna on this day, you get rid of sins of past life and Lord Yam becomes happy with you.

Lord Krishna and Subhadra: As per a saying, on the day of Bhai Duj, Lord Krishna killed the demon named Narakasur, after which he returned to Dwarka. His sister Subhadra, being happy to see her brother, decorated the place with lamps and welcomed Lord Krishna by applying tilak on his forehead. She prayed to God to bless her brother with a long life. The day is since then celebrated as Bhai Duj and sisters pray for the long life of their brothers.

AstroSage wishes all its readers, a Happy Bhai Dooj!

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