Is Rakshabandhan is the only festival to define the love between brother and sister? The answer will be definitely no, why? Because there is one more festival Bhaiyadooj which comes on the third day after Diwali and second on Holi every year. Bhaiya Dooj is celebrating this year on November 16, 2020.
Bhai Dooj, Bhau beej, Bhai Tika, Bhai phonta are other names of this festival. But, in the majority of regions in India, this festival is popularly known as Bhai Dooj.
Significance of Bhai Dooj
Bhai Dooj is a symbol of a sister’s protection of her brother’s well-being and his long life. In West Bengal, it is known as Phota, Bhao Beej in Maharashtra and Goa. In northern India, it is popular as Bhai dooj and Yama Dwitiya in Southern states. Rituals are performed on the second day after the new moon. One such ritual is sister marks the Teeka on her brother’s forehead, offers him sweets and in return receive gifts.
Bhai Dooj Stories
Stories are a modified form of Emotional thoughts. These stories have been transferred from generation to generation by ear and mouth and by carefully stored scriptures.
Story of Yamraj and Yamuna
Lord Yamraj and Yamuna were the children of God Surya and his wife Chhaya. Yamraj, the Lord of Death, visited his sister Yami on this day. She welcomed him warmly by applying a tilak on his forehead. The idea is that anyone who receives a tilak from his sister on this day is saved from the harsh agony of hell-fire.
Story of Lord Krishna and Subhadra
After the day Lord Krishna killed the demon Narakasur, he visited his sister Subhadra on Dooj day. She gave him a traditional, affectionate welcome by applied tilak on his forehead.
Messages and Best wishes of Bhai Dooj
Here are some best wishes and messages on Bhai Dooj
Thanks for being such a wonderful brother. You were always my best friend, looking out for me, making sure the path I travelled on was smooth. Even if I searched the world over, there cannot be a better brother than you. Happy Bhai Dooj Bhaiya.
Time will fly by, things will change, but my life will remain rooted in the memories I’ve shared with someone who has seen me through it all. I love you, Brother.
My Dear Brother…
Thanks for spreading smiles everywhere and making life so beautiful, meaningful and happy.
Happy Bhai Dooj
Like the love of Lord Krishna for his sister Subhadra, all brother should love their sister and like the blessings of Subhadra for his brother Krishna, all sisters should always pray for their Brothers. Happy Bhai Dooj
Bhaidooj ka ye din bada khaas hai
Man mein Aastha, aur saccha Vishwas hai
Khush Rahe yu hi, behena tu
Iss Bhai ke Mann mein, bas yahi aas hai.
Happy Bhai Dooj.
Bhai Dooj is festival of prayers from sister to brother, brother’s protection for her sister. May this year we all celebrate it with even more love and protection for our sisters and brothers. Best wishes on this Bhai Dooj.
We may be far from each other but you are always in heart. On the occasion of Bhaidooj cherishing the fond memories we spent together. Loveliest Bhai Dooj.
Brothers are like streetlights along the road, they don’t make distance any shorter but they light up the path and make the walk worthwhile. Happy Bhai Dooj.
It leaves a smile on my face when I think of those trifling fights we had and suddenly used to make up. The memories may fade away with passing time but the love we share will only grow. Happy Bhaidooj Dear.
Bhaidooj ke paavan parv par
Ishwar se kaamna karte rahe
Mere bhai ka ghar kaarobaar
Khushaali se sawarte rahe.