Bhai Dooj of India

Bhai Dooj - After Diwali, it's time to celebrate Bhai Dooj - a festival meant for brothers and sisters. The name Bhai Dooj itself denotes the day of the festival dedicated to brothers and falls on the second day after the new moon. The bond of love between brothers and sisters is glorified with the celebration of Bhai Dooj. The festival has different names in different regions of the country. It is called Bhaiya Dooj in the Hindi-speaking belt, Bhai Phot in Bengal, Bhav Bij in Marathi, Yama dwiteya in Orissa and Bhai Tika in Nepal.

The bond between brother and sister is so eternal and celestial, which is reflected in our festivals. The rituals and customs of Bhaiya Dooj festival provide a heartfelt look at the dynamics of lifelong sibling relationships.