Brothers and sisters are the perfect complement for one another. They are protective of each other and they always remain the best of friends even after marriages. The relationship between the siblings is an eternal bond which is duly honored on Bhai Dooj.
Right after Raksha Bandhan,Bhai Dooj- A Special Celebration of Brother-Sister Love Articles Bhai Dooj is the most famous and popular festival dedicated to brothers and sisters. And like other traditional festivals of the country, Bhai Dooj involves certain rituals and traditions which have been handed down the generations through the years. They are almost similar and closely related to that of the festival of Rakshabandhan. Bhai Dooj is celebrated on the second day of the bright fortnight in the Hindu lunar month of Kartik. It falls last day of the five-day-long Diwali festival, which is the biggest festival of the country. Bhai Dooj is celebrated all over the nation with lots of enthusiasm and festivities. The festival is known by different names in different parts of the Indian subcontinent such as Bhaiya Duj in Northern India and Bhai Phota in Bengal. It is known as Bhau Beej in Maharashtra and as “Bhai-Tikka” in Nepal.
On the day of the festival, sisters wake up early and to perform a prayer ceremony for the long life and prosperity of their brothers. They decorate the special Bhai Dooj pooja thali which is used for the tikka ceremony. After the prayers, the sisters put a tilak or tikka on their foreheads. The tilak or tikka is generally vermillion or red in color and it is supposed to keep the brothers safe from all harm and also bring them fortune. One of the most important features of Bhai Dooj festival is the Bhaubeej gift for brother which the sisters present to their brothers. The gifts are a token of love and affection and they are meant to intensify the bond between the brothers and sisters. The gifts are an integral and one of the most important parts of the celebrations celebrate and even when they stay far from one another, people still send Bhai Dooj gifts online or other courier services.