New Delhi | Jagran Lifestyle Desk: The festival of Bhai Dooj is the festival to mark the love between brothers and sisters. The festival is celebrated on the second date of Shukla Paksha of Kartik month every year. The festival is celebrated today, as today is the second day of Shukla Paksha. It is also called Bhau Beej, Bhatru Dwitiya or Bhai Dwitiya.

The history of this festival is connected with Yamraj and his sister Yamuna, hence it is also called Yama Dwitiya. On this day, sisters wish for a long and happy life of brothers and brothers give gifts to their sisters.

What about names of Bhai Dooj?

Bhai Dooj has several regional names. In north India, it is generally known as 'Bhai Dooj' and is celebrated two days after Diwali. In Nepal, it is called 'Bhai Tika' while it is known as 'Bhai Phonta' in West Bengal. In the south, where it is celebrated as 'Yama Dwitiya', it is known as 'Bhai Beej', 'Bhatru Dviteeya', 'Bhatri Ditya' or 'Bhaghini Hastha Bhojanamu'.

Bhai Dooj 2020 Date and Time:

In 2020, this auspicious festival will be celebrated on November 16, two days after Diwali. The dwitiya tithi will begin at 7.06 am on 16 November and continue till 3.56 am on 17 November.

Bhai Dooj 2020 Shubh Muhurat:

The shubh muhurat for Bhai Dooj 2020 will begin at 1.10 pm on 16 November and continue till 3.18 pm on the same day, according to drikpanchang.

What is the history and importance of Bhai Dooj?

It is believed that on this special day, Yamraj, the God of death in Hinduism, visited his sister Yamuna. Yamuna had called Yamraj several times but he was unable to give her a visit. However, once Yamraj finally visited Yamuna, he was welcomed with a lot of love and respect. Yamuna also applied a tilak on his forehead. After receiving so much love, Yamraj asked Yamuna to ask for a boon. His sister asked Yamraj to mark a day every year where he will visit her. Thus, we celebrate Bhai Dooj to celebrate the bond between a brother and a sister.

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma