Bhai Dooj 2023: Date, Time, Significance and More

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Bhai Dooj 2023

Bhai Dooj 2023 or Bhaiya Dooj is celebrated on the second day following Diwali festivities. Bhau Beej, Bhai Bij, Bhai Beej, Bhatru Dwitiya, Bhav Bij, Bhatri Ditya, Bhai Phota, Bhai Fota, and Bhai Tikka are other names for Bhai Dooj. The sacred bond between a brother and sister is honoured on this day. Sisters put tilak on their brothers’ foreheads and offer prayers for their well-being and longevity. Bhai Dooj 2023 is observed on the second lunar day of Shukla Paksha, according to the Vikram Samvat calendar. Bhai Dooj will be observed on Wednesday, November 15, 2023. Keep reading this article to know the date and time of Bhai Dooj 2023!

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Bhai Dooj 2023 Date and Time

The terms Bhai and Dooj together form the literal meaning of Bhai Phota or Bhai Dooj. ‘Bhai’ means brother, and ‘Dooj’ is the second day following the new moon’s rise. As a result, Bhai Dooj is observed on the second day following the Diwali festival.

Bhai Dooj 2023
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As per the Hindu lunar Calendar, Bhai Dooj 2023 is in the month of Kartika i.e. in October. This year Bhai Dooj will be celebrated across India on 15 November 2023. Bhai Dooj is celebrated a day after Govardhan Puja.

Here is the Date and time of Bhai Dooj:

EventDate and Time
Bhai Dooj 2023 Date15 November 2023
Dwitiya Tithi Begins14 November 2023 at  02:36 PM 
Dwitiya Tithi Ends15 November 2023 at 01:47 PM
Bhai Dooj Aparahna Time01:17 PM to 03:38 PM

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Why Bhai Dooj is Celebrated?

There are no manuscripts that provide the official history of Bhai Dooj’s inception. On the day that is now known as Diwali, it is thought that Lord Krishna visited his sister Subhadra and was greeted by her by donning a tilak on his forehead after killing the demon Narakasura. Since then, this day has been celebrated as Bhai Dooj.

According to another piece of mythology, Yamaraja, the god of death, paid a visit to his sister Yami on this day. She greeted him with flowers and put tilak on his forehead. The lord of death gave her a gift in return that showed how much he cared for her.

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Which God is Worshipped on Bhai Dooj?

Early in the morning, devotees bathe before worshipping Yama, Lord Ganesha, Chitragupta, Yamuna, and the numerous messengers of Yama. Numerous mantras are sung in conjunction with idol worship.

After worshipping God, sisters decorate a puja thali for their brothers. A diya is also lit by the sisters to perform the Bhai Dooj rituals.

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How to Celebrate Bhai Dooj?

For their brothers, and sisters organise a special puja on Bhratri Dwitiya or Holi Bhai Dooj. To commemorate the day, they apply a tilak to their brother’s forehead, give him candy, and perform aarti.

In exchange, brothers offer their sisters gifts and shield them from the world’s dangers. The holiday is also observed in order to ask God for his blessings on a prosperous and happy life.

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Significance of Bhai Dooj Celebration

Bhai Dooj is the festival of love, it is one of the 5 days of Diwali. This festival is celebrated one day after Govardhan Puja.

Bhai Dooj signifies the love and bond shared between siblings. This day is dedicated to celebrating the love, affection, care, and bond shared between brothers and sisters. Sisters put tilak on the forehead of their brothers and perform aarti for the long life of brothers. They also pray for their health and prosperity. Brothers promise to protect their sisters from difficulties and in return also surprise them with gifts. Bhai Dooj also strengthens and promotes unity and harmony.

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What should be done on Bhai Dooj?

On the day of the festival, sisters invite their brothers for a sumptuous meal often including their favourite dishes/sweets. 

Do we light diyas on Bhai Dooj?

The primary event Diwali is held on the third day, which falls on November 14 this year. People share gifts and sweets, light fireworks, light diyas and candles all over their homes, and of course, do Lakshmi Pooja collectively. Although diya is also lit for the Bhai Dooj by sisters for their brothers.

What is the real date of Bhai Dooj?

This year Bhai Dooj will be celebrated on 15 November 2023.

What is the time of Bhai Dooj in 2023?

The time of Bhai Dooj is 01:10 PM to 03:19 PM on 15 November 2023.

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