Posted by : sachinkate December 17, 2011
Bhai Dooj is an event that celebrates bond between the brothers and sisters. The festival falls on the fifth day of Diwali, festival of lights. On the occasion of Bhai Dooj sisters are seen applying the vermilion marks called as Tilak on foreheads of their brothers, performing the Arati of them. On the other hand brothers are seen offering their sisters lots of gifts and sweets. Idea behind celebrating the festival is that brother should always protect their sisters while sisters should always pray for their bother’s prosperous life. Celebration of such a kind which glorifies heavenly bonding of Brother and sisters will be found nowhere but in India. And this is not the only celebration that marks holy relation of brothers and sisters. Raksha Bandhan is another festival related with Brothers & sisters.
The festival of Bhai Dhooj is celebrated in different parts of the country with different names. It is known as Bhai Phota in West Bengal while in Maharashtra it called as Bhav Beej. The festival is also known as Bhai Beej in some parts of the country. You call it by whatever name, the celebration of the festival and idea behind it will be the same everywhere.