What is the meaning of BHAIDOOJ?
Firstly, ‘Bhai’ means brother, and secondly, ‘Dooj’ is the second day after the new moon, the day on which we celebrate it.
It is celebrated on the Shukla Paksha of Kartika month. In Nepal, this is subsequently their second most grand festival after Vijaya Dashmi.
Also, some regional names of this festival:
Bhai Phota in Bengal – Celebrated on the first or second day of Kali Pooja.
Bhai Tika, in Nepal.
Bhai Bij, Bhau-Beej, Bhau Bij in Maharashtra, Goa, and Karnataka.
Ningol Chakuba in Manipur.
Thus, this is the history behind the celebration of BHAIDOOJ
When Lord Krishna visited his sister Subhadra’s place after defeating Asura Narkasur, his sister gave him a warm welcome. Then she applied tilak on Lord Krishna’s forehead, and she performed aarti, which gave rise to the festival of Bhai Dooj.
It is believed that when Lord Yama met his sister Yami, meanwhile she applied the bright mark on his forehead and prayed for his well-being.
Moreover, this festival explains a brother’s responsibility toward his sister, and he promises they promise to protect each other in every situation.
after that, the sisters pray to eight deities for the wealth and prosperity of her brother:
Thus, celebrate this lovely bond of brother and sister safely and virus-free.
-Written by Shivangi Singh