Bhai Dooj- A special occasion dedicated to Yamuna and Yamraj
Bhai Dooj is one of the most beautiful festivals celebrated across India. This day is devoted to goddesses Yamuna and Yamraj. The festival redefines and strengthens the relationship between a brother and sister. By celebrating this special occasion, devotees receive the bliss of long and harmonious life. It removes all the doshas and afflictions that affect or remove peace from life.
Significance of Bhai Dooj
Bhai Dooj is the most significant festival in Hindu cosmology. It is celebrated in the Kartik month of the Hindu lunar calendar. There is a prominent legend linked with this festival. Once Lord Sun’s wife Chaya gave birth to Yamuna and Yamraj. Yamraj became the god of death, and he got distant from her sister, the Yamuna. After marriage, Yamuna insisted that Yamraj come to her place and have food, but Yamraj denied it. One day, Yamraj discovered that he was left with less time, so he decided to have food at Yamuna’s place. Yamuna arranged a grand feast for her brother, and seeing this, Yamraj got pleased and asked her to demand anything. Then, goddess Yamuna demanded that every year the Kartik paksha will be a day devoted to brothers and sisters. Since then, Bhai Dooj has been observed with excellent arrangements and joy.
How to celebrate Bhai Dooj?
Sisters and brothers celebrate Bhai Dooj by cherishing the sanctity and beauty of their relationship. Sisters pray for the long and healthy life of their brothers. They do the tika and puja of their brother and, in return, get money, gifts and blessings from their brother. Observing a fast for the time till the sisters perform their brother’s teeka is also an important ritual linked with this festival.
Boons of celebrating Bhai Dooj
Here are a few notable windfalls for celebrating Bhai Dooj-
- ● Bhai Dooj brings the blessings of Goddess Yamuna and Lord Yamraj.
- ● This beautiful festivity strengthens the bond of a brother and sister.
- ● It brings immense joy, bliss and contentment to life.
- ● The festival safeguards the relationship of a brother and sister from all catastrophes and doshas.● t brings immense peace and harmony to life.
Attain all the above benefits by revering this beautiful occasion. If you wish to know more about the significance, rituals and tithis of this beautiful day, get in touch with us.