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Bhai Dooj 2020: Puja Timings, History, And Significance of The Festival

Read on to know Bhai Dooj puja timings, its history and significance.

Bhai Dooj (File photo) Bhai Dooj is a yearly Hindu celebration that marks the love and bond between brothers and sisters. Bhai Dooj is observed on the second day of Shukla Paksha in the Hindu month of Kartik. This year, it will be celebrated on November 16. Shubh Muhurat to perform Bhai Dooj rituals will start at 1.10 PM and it will stay till 3.18 pm.

History And Significance of Bhai Dooj
There are various stories associated with the beginning of the Bhai Dooj celebration. According to some legends, Yamuna, sister of the god of death, Yamaraj called her brother multiple times but Yamaraj couldn’t visit her. When he finally arrived, Yamuna became extremely happy and showered her love on him. She applied a ceremonial tilak on his head and prepared various delectable dishes for her beloved brother. Yamaraj loved hospitality and felt deeply loved and respected. He asked his sister to ask for a boon. Yamuna asked Yamaraj to dedicate a day for himself to visit her every year. Hence, Bhai Dooj festival started when every brother visits their sisters’ house.

Other legends say that Lord Krishna went to his sister Subhadra’s house after ****ing Narakasura. Subhadra welcomed him by performing aarti, putting tilak on his forehead and offering flowers and scrumptious food. This is when the Bhai Dooj festival started. On this auspicious occasion, sisters pray for the well-being of their brothers, and in return, brothers promise to always protect their sisters. Bhai Dooj may seem similar to Raksha Bandhan but is slightly different from the occasion. Unlike Raksha Bandhan, sisters do not tie a thread or Rakhi on their brothers’ ankle on Bhai Dooj. They just put a tilak on their foreheads and perform aarti.

Bhai Dooj Puja Timings
Bhai Dooj Aparahna Time – 01.27 pm to 03.42 pm
Dwitiya Tithi Begins – 07:06 am Nov 16, 2020
Dwitiya Tithi Ends – 03:56 am on Nov 17, 2020


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Bhaidooj 2020: Know Bhaidooj Tilak Shubh Muharat and Rituals to Be Followed

This day is considered highly auspicious, Bhaidooj falls on the second day of the new moon, as per Hindu Calendar.

Bhaidooj 2020: A Hindu festival, Bhaidooj is also known as Bhaubeej, Bhai Tikka, Bhai Ponta is celebrated with a lot of joy and fervour. The festival is celebrated two days after Diwali and this year, it is falling on Monday, November 16. This day is dedicated to brother-sister and to celebrate their bonding. Unlike Raksha Bandhan, on this day sisters give gifts to their brothers.

This day is considered highly auspicious, Bhaidooj falls on the second day of the new moon, as per Hindu Calendar. The Hindu mythology says that Lord Krishna visited her sister Subhadra while returning back after ****ing the demon, Narkasur. Subhadra welcomed Lord Krishna by applying Kumkum tilak to celebrate his victory.

People across India celebrate Bhaidooj in a simple way but if you consider certain factors then it will help you reap better results. Along with Kumkum Tilak, you must also add sandal and betel nuts. You should also add Baajot as an asana for brother. After applying tilak on your brother’s forehead, it will be beneficial if you give black grams, betel leaf, or betel nut in your brother’s hand before you perform the aarti.

Bhai Dooj Date: November 16, 2020 (Monday)
Bhai Dooj Aparahna Time: 1.10 pm to 3.18 pm
Dwitiya Tithi Begins: 7.06 am on November 16
Dwitiya Tithi Ends: 3.56 am on November 17

Bhaidooj is celebrated in the southern part of the country as Yama Dwitiya.
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Bhai Duj 2020: List of Top Bollywood Actors And Their Lesser-Known Siblings

Can you name the siblings of Anushka Sharma, Parineeti Chopra, Disha Patani, and Shah Rukh Khan? Take a look at Bollywood celebs' lesser-known siblings as India celebrates Bhai Duj.


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Actor Anushka Sharma, who is now expecting her first child with Virat Kohli, has a brother named Karnesh Sharma. Together, they run a production house called Clean Slate Films which has set a new example of making only content-driven shows and films.

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Arjun Kapoor and Anshula Kapoor have always shared a special bond. While Arjun has always been a caring brother for Anshula after their mother passed away, Anshula, too, finds her whole world in her brother.

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There's nothing in this whole wide world that superstar Salman Khan can't or won't get for his dear sisters. The actor has two sisters - Alvira Agnihotri and Arpita Khan Sharma who are very close to Salman.

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She might be a glamorous actor on-screen but when it comes to being with her brothers, she turned into this bubbly girl who's like the most spoiled child ever. Parineeti has two brothers - Sahaj Chopra and Shivang Chopra and she shares an adorable bond with both of them.

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Actor Priyanka Chopra and her brother, Siddharth Chopra, are very close to each other. The two have got each other's back ever since their father passed away due to cancer.

Image credit: InstagramRanveer Singh and Ritika Bhavnani

Acto Ranveer Singh is very emotional about his sister, Ritika Bhavnani. She's his elder sister and her wishes are Ranveer's commands. Theirs is a very respectable and highly emotional bond.

Image credit: InstagramDisha Patani and Suryansh Patani

Actor Disha Patani's brother Suryansh Patani is quite an artist. The actor often shares artwork by him and they share a fun bond being the younger ones in the family.

Image credit: InstagramAkshay Kumar and his sister Alka Bhatia

Actor Akshay Kumar has an elder sister named Alka Bhatia. both of them are well established in their fields and share a very mature and emotional bond.

Image credit: InstagramKartik Aaryan's sister Kritika Tiwari

Actor Kartik Aaryan gives a lot of credit for his success to his sister named Kritika Tiwari who's a doctor by profession. Kartik is often seen teasing her in the videos posted on social media and it's visible how they share a beautiful bond.

Image credit: InstagramShaha Rukh Khan and sister Shehnaz Lalarukh Khan

Actor Shah Rukh Khan's sister, Shehnaz Lalarukh Khan, stays away from the limelight but it is said that for SRK and his family, there's nothing that's above her. The superstar takes the utmost care of his sister and makes sure she's having only the best in life.

Image credit: InstagramRanbir Kapoor with sister Ridhima Kapoor Sahani

Actor Ranbir Kapoor and his sister Ridhima Kapoor Sahani share a quirky bond. The actor adores his niece and immediately grabs any opportunity to spend time with Ridhima, her husband, and his niece.

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Singer Neha Kakkar and her brother, Tony Kakkar, not only share their common interest in music but they also have a lifetime commitment to supporting each other in the industry. They perform together, create music videos for each other, and leave no chance to talk about each other's struggles.
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