Bhai Dooj is an important Hindu festival where sisters display their love for their brothers. Bhai Dooj falls twice in a year, one after the festival of Holi and another after the festival of Diwali. Bhai Dooj following Diwali is commemorated on the two days after the full moon in the month of Aswayuja or Ashwin. The name of the festival ‘Dooj,’ or Duj, implies that the festival falls on the second day after full moon.
Different Names of Bhai Dooj:
- Bhai Tika
- Bhai Ponta
- Bhatru Dviteeya
- Bhatri Ditya
In Hindi, it is known as भाई दूज. In the northern India, this festival is famous in the name of Bhai Dooj. As per the calendar followed by the people of North India, this is the second day of Vikram Samvat New Year. The first day of new year is known as Govardhan Pooja.
In Hindi, it is known as भाई टीका. In Nepal, this festival is famous in the name of Bhai Tika. It is the second most important festival after Dussehra in Nepal. This festival is observed on the third day of Tyohar festival. In Newari, Maithili, Tharu, Bahun and Chhetri this festival is very famous. The word Bhai Dooj is also famous in Nepal.
In Bengali, it is known as ভাই ফোঁটা. In Bengal, this festival is famous in the name of Bhai Ponta. It is the first or the second day of the Kali Puja festival in Bengal.
Though the Bhai Duj after Diwali is given more prominence by many Hindu communities, Holi Bhai Duj has its significance. Bhai Dooj is a festival of brother and sister. The festival is observed to strengthen the bond of love, respect, and care between brothers and sisters. Bhai means brother. The word ‘Bhai Dooj’ specifies that the celebration is committed towards brothers. This festival falls on the second day after full moon. Bhai Dooj is also known as ‘Bhai Duj,’ ‘Bhai Dhooj’ or ‘Bhai Dhuj. The festival is observed twice in a single year. This celebration strengthens the bond between brothers and sisters. This celebration is also observed by married women who visit their brother’s house on the occasion of Bhai Duj. Sister applies tilak on the fore head of the brother, and offer sweets as well as gifts. The emotional bond between them strengthens. Bhai Dooj demonstrates the family tradition of India. On this auspicious day, the sisters worship berry trees and pray for the well-being of their brothers.
Significance of Holi Bhai Duj:
Bhai Dhooj is one of the most popular family festivals of India. The purpose of this puja is to strengthen the relationship between brother and sister. It is to remind brothers that they need to be more affectionate in taking care of their sister. Bhai Dooj is also known as Bhratri Dwitiya. Holi Bhai Dooj, although quite popular in some regions, is a lesser known festival. Famous treatise on Hindu festivals such as Dharma Sindhu, Nirnaya Sindhu and Vratraj also has no mention of Holi Bhai Dooj. The festival of Holi Bha Duj should be observed when Dwitiya Tithi prevails. Hence depending on Holika Dahan day, it might fall either next day or on the second day after Rangawali Holi.
Married as able-bodied as bachelor women bless the anniversary of Bhai Duj. The a lot of important accident on this day is the appliance of teeka or tilak (Vermilion) on brother’s forehead by the sister. Sister again performs an aarti. Usually, the sister visits the brother for Holi Bhai Dooj puja. The puja thali consists of coconut, batashas, mithai (sweets), fruits, seven paans, roli and akshat. Sister lights the diya and performs a baby puja. She again applies tilak on the forehead of the brother and offers him sweets, added commons as able-bodied as a section of coconut. In some regions, sisters are accustomed presents by the brother.
I only pray to the Almighty that be it day or night you stay by side. I feel proud to have a brother like you. Happy Bhaidooj.
Your charming smile make my days. With your caring ways you become my second mother. Darling Sister what may come I will always stand by you.
Dear Brother on this Bhaidooj I wish to say that you are the best brother and you mean to me the whole world. Happy Bhaidooj.
We laugh and cry we play and fight. We shared moments of happiness and sorrows which made our bond stronger. Happy Bhaidooj to you Sis.
We may be far from each other but you are always in heart. On the occasion of Bhaidooj cherishing the fond memories we spent together. loveliest
Before I utter anything you understand. You have been my friend to whom I can share all my secrets. I love you my darling sister.
Intelligent and beautiful as you are my sister is the best. On this Bhaidooj I just want to let you know that I am proud of you.
My love for you is measureless. My blessings to you are unlimited. Dear Brother you will always be my friend a guide and a hero. Happy Bhaidooj.
My brother is my best friend. You stand by me when I am alone you make feel happy when I am low. Thanks for being for me always Dear Brother. Happy Bhaidooj.
Like the love of Lord Krishna for his sister Subhadra, all brother should love their sister and like the blessings of Subhadra for his brother Krishna, all sisters should always pray for their Brothers.Happy Bhai Dooj.
You were always my best friend, looking out for me, making sure the path I traveled on was smooth. Even if I searched the world over, there cannot be a better brother than you. Happy Bhai Dooj.
Near of far wherever you are, My best wishes are with you, Tum jiyo hazaron saal, May success & joy be yours everyday, Yehi hai meri wish dil se! Happy Bhai Dooj
To the outside world we all grow old, but we know each other as we always were. We know each other’s heart. We live outside the touch of time. Happy Bhai Dooj
Rasmalaai? Nope! Gulab jaman? Nah! Let me c.. How bout jalebi? Hmm.. Nope! Damn! Still cant find anything as sweet as U. Happy Bhai Dooj..!!!
Bhaiya Dooj ka hai tyohar, Bhain mange bhai se rupee hazar, Tilak laga ker mithai khila kar, Deti aashirwad khush raho har bar. Happy Bhai Dooj
You can undrstand da things I never said.. u can undrstand da pain.. whch is not vsible 2 anyone.. u Are The Best Brother.. In Da World.. Happy Bhai Dooj To You bhaiyya
Bhaiya Dooj ka tyohar hai, Bhai ko tilak lagane ko bhain tyar hai, Jaldi se lagwa lo tilak mere bhai, Tujhse gift lene ko yeh bhain bekar hai. Happy Bhai Dooj!!
Bahan Chahey Bhai Ka Pyar, Nahi Chahe Mahnge Uphar, Rishta Atoot Rahey Sadiyon Tak, Mile Mere Bhai Ko Khushiyan Apar Happy Bhaiya Dooj!!!
Lal gulabi rang hai jum raha sansar, Suraj ki kirane khusiyo ki bahar, Chand ki chandni apno ka payar, Badhai ho apko, bhai dooj ka tyohaar
xBhain lagati tilak, phir mithai hai khilati, Bhai deta paise or bhain hai muskurati, Bhai bhain ka yeh rishta na pade kabhi lose, Meri pyari bhaina mubarak ho aapko Bhai Dooj. Happy Bhaiya Dooj
Bhai Dooj Ko Sabhi Bhaiyo Aur Behano Ko Hardik Shubhkamnaye….. Happy Bhaiya Dooj..!!
Bhai Dooj Status Quotes for Whatsapp Fb
Brothers are like streetlights along the road, they don’t make distance any shorter but they light up the path and make the walk worthwhile. Happy Bhai Dooj
Dear Brother while putting tikka I pray to God for your peace happiness and prosperity. A warm and loving person like you deserves the best of life. Happy Bhai dooj.
I absolutely treasure the wonderful realtionship we share. It’s so precious,unique and rare.. And when an occasion like Bhai Dooj comes along I wish for you every happiness and pray that it lingers long. HAPPY BHAI DOOJ…!!
You never say no you never say thats impossible and you never say you can not. That’s my bro a superman who make things possible and who make paths smoother. I love you Bro.
I feel so blessed and treasured to have a brother like you in my life. You like an Angel are always there when I need you. Thanks Brother and have a happy Bhai dooj.
You helped me while I was in trouble you made me feel safe when I was scared and other things you did to make me happy. Thanks is insufficient for all this. Happy Bhaidooj to you Brother.
The pious occasion of Bhaidooj reminds me of the days when we were kids. We fought and made up easily.
Those lovely days can not come back but will always stay in my heart. Missing you darling brother on this Bhaidooj.
God sent in my life a beautiful Angel in your guise Sister. In good times or bad ones you’re ready to extend your help and support. Thanks for all you do.
I sought my soul but my soul, I could not see. I sought God but my God eluded me. I sought my brother I could found all three. Happy Bhaidooj.
I love to tease you by calling different names. I love to tease you. Oh! how much I’ll miss those petty fights we have after you are gone to your sasural. I will always love you Sis.
It leaves a smile on my face when I think of those trifling fights we had and suddenly used to make up. The memories may fade away with passing time but the love we share will only grow. Happy Bhaidooj Dear Sister.