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Bhai Dooj Celebration

Bhai Dooj Celebration
On the festival of Bhai Dooj, sisters wake up early in the morning. They should worship the family lord after completing the routine work like bathing etc. And give a proper place to brothers on their arrival. A seat is prepared from flour of rice. Brother is made to sit on this. Hands of brother are worshipped and paste of rice is applied on them. Then, Sindoor is applied and flower of Kaddu, betel nut, betel leaves, coins etc. are kept in the palms of brother. Water is poured slowly and mantra is chanted.

At some places, sister apply Tilak and perform Aarti of their brother. Then they tie Kalawa on their brother's hand. Butter and Mishi are given to brother as sweet. In the evening, sister light a lamp of four weeks in the name of Yamraj and place it facing the south direction. It is believed that if a Kite is seen flying in the sky then wish for the longevity of brother turns to be true.

Bhai Dooj Importance
The festival of Bhai Dooj is also called as Yam Dwetiya. It increases the bond of affection between brother and sister. After marriage a girl dose not come frequently to her parents house. And, people from her parents side also make very few visits to her place. Hence, to have sweet relationship between brother and sister, to remove the sadness occurred because of the distance, to know about any kind of news from a girls side and keeping in mind the other feelings, festival like Bhai Dooj are celebrate.


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