Bhai Dooj 2019 - Perform Tilak Ceremony With Your Brother

Pray for your brother’s longevity this Bhai Dooj with this ritual. Also read mythological tale associated with the day.


Bhai Dooj is the festival that celebrates the pious relation between brothers and sisters. This year, it is falling on 29 October 2019. On this day, siblings meet with each-other, sisters apply tilak on their brothers’ forehead, and pray for happiness, prosperity, and a long life for them. In return, the brothers too give gifts to their sisters. 


Bhaidooj 2019: Date and Muhurat


According to the Hindu Panchang, Bhai dooj celebrations occur every second day (dwitiya tithi) of Shukla Paksha. Throughout the country, various names are famous for the festival, like Bhai Tika, Bhratri Dwitiya, and Bhai Phota.

Bhai Dooj 2019 Auspicious Muhurat
Bhai Dooj 2019 Tilak TimingsFrom 13:11:34 to 15:25:13
Duration2 hours 13 minutes

Note: The above Muhurat will only be effective for New Delhi. Read Bhai Dooj Muhurat 2019 to know the auspicious timings in your city.

Mythology states that on the second day of Shukla Paksh in the Krishna month, when Yamuna, sister of Yamraj asked him to visit her home for dinner, he went to her. Thus, on this day, devotees also worship Yamraj, the God of Death and the day has another name, Yam Dwitiya. 

Customs of Bhai Dooj


Although, the people on the Indian soil commemorate numerous festivals; however, Bhai Dooj has a special place of its own, amongst them all. Just as there are specific rituals and customs to follow during any festival, the ones associated with Bhai Dooj are given below:

  1. This is a day of joy and excitement for siblings. Brothers and sisters should wake up early and take a bath on this pious day. 
  2. Now, sisters have to prepare a thali for puja, filled with necessary items like flowers, sweets, kumkum, diya, and so on. Do the aarti of your brother and apply tilak on their forehead.
  3. For the tilak, you can prepare a chalk out of a mix of rice and kumkum, and put a tika on your brother’s forehead using it during the auspicious muhurat.
  4. After the tilak, sisters should offer sweets to their brother; and brothers should give their sisters a gift. 
  5. On this day, the siblings should talk about their emotions and keep love and affection in their hearts for each other.


Mythological Tale Associated With Bhai Dooj


Natives have been celebrating the auspicious festival of Bhai Dooj since ancient times, as proven by the story below. This tale tells us about Lord Krishna and a demon named Narakasura.

Once upon a time, a demon Narakasura had been terrorizing the people. To save themselves, everyone went to Lord Krishna for help, who immediately agreed and killed the demon. According to the story, Lord Krishna returned to Dwarka on the second day of Shukla Paksha in the Krishna month after killing the demon. His sister, Subhadra, welcomed him back by offering him fruits and sweets, and illuminating the house with lamps. She applied tilak on her brother’s forehead and prayed for his long life. Ever since then, this day became famous as Bhai dooj. 

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