Bhai dooj, a day to express eternal love of brother and sister
In the days of Diwali, which is a leading festival of India, this festival is also celebrated. The Bhai Dooj is celebrated on the third day of Deepawali. This is the day when brother and sister show their eternal love to each other. This day is celebrated in every part of India. The remarkable days of love between brother and sister are celebrated twice in year with the other festival is also known as Raksha Bandhan.
After the high voltage celebrations of the festival of light, the preparations for the festival of Bhai Dooj are done. This is the day when every sister put Teeka or Tilak on the forehead of her brother, do his Arti and make him eat various sweets. It is said that during this ritual brothers are protected from negative things.
On the other hand brothers also give gifts to their sister. This day is also known as ‘Yam Dwitiya’. As a part of the celebration of this day, brothers need to visit the place of married sister for lunch or dinner and give her a gift. Those who eat at sister’s house on this day, it is believed that Lord Yam, who is the god of Death bless him and he does not get a brutal death as well as attain salvation after death. On this day it is believed that Lord Yam visited his sister’s place Yamuna for the lunch and he blessed all brothers and sisters.
Stories behind festival
There are many stories behind the celebrations of Bhai Dooj. According to ancient books when Mahavir attained nirvana, his brother who was king Nandivardhana was distress because when he missed him he was comforted by his sister Vasundhra. The other story behind the scene is about Lord Krishna’s return after he slayed Narkasura,he was welcomed by his sister Subhadra.