This year Bhai Dooj will fall on 26th, October 2022, Wednesday. The Bhai Dooj puja muhurta will start at 1:18 PM and end at 3:33 PM …
Are you celebrating the five-day festivities of Diwali and now eagerly waiting for the last day festivity, i.e., Bhai Dooj? Like Raksha Bandhan, the Bhai Dooj festival is one of the significant festivals celebrated with great faith and belief to foster the sibling bond, i.e., the bond of affection between sisters and brothers. There is a tradition to celebrate Bhai Dooj after Diwali and Govardhan Puja, which means it falls on the second day of Kartik month’s Shukla Paksha. It is also known as Yama Dwitiya.
Different names also recognize it in different regions, such as in West Bengal, it is known as Bhai Phonta; in Uttar Pradesh, it is called Bhai Tikka; and in Maharashtra and Goa, it is called Bhau Beej. On this auspicious day, sisters apply “tilak” on their brother’s forehead and pray for their prosperity, long life and success. However, this year, there is confusion regarding Bhai Dooj’s date. So, learn about the date, time and rituals in the further sections.
When is Bhai Dooj 2022? Date and Time
This year Bhai Dooj will fall on 26th, October 2022, Wednesday. The Bhai Dooj puja muhurta will start at 1:18 PM and end at 3:33 PM (on 26th October 2022). The Dwitiya Tithi will begin at 2:42 PM on 26th October 2022 and end at 12:45 PM on October 27, 2022.
Bhai Dooj Significance and Rituals
It is the festival of brother-sister affection, and they wait for this auspicious festival with great enthusiasm, spirit and charm. During this day, sisters keep fast, worship and recite Katha. They put “tilak” on their brothers’ forehead, and it is believed that they pray to Yama for their brothers’ long life, and their brothers should be free from all the evil forces. The brothers also give gifts to their sisters and pledge to safeguard and protect them.
As per the genuine astrologer, the sisters should decorate the Puja thali with lamps, flowers, akshat, fruits and sweets. Then a diya of ghee or lamp should be lighted, and aarti should be performed by the sisters of their brothers. Then, after considering the auspicious time, tilak should be applied to the brothers’ forehead. Then, the sister should offer sweets to their brothers, and the brothers should provide gifts to their sisters. We wish you all a Very Happy Bhai Dooj, and may this festival bring happiness, prosperity and good luck into everyone’s lives!