Much like the Rakshabandhan, Bhai Dooj aka Bhai Phonta is widely celebrated by Bengalis around the world. The joyous day to cherish the wonderful bond between a brother and sister is a fun-filled day with lots of love, food, and adda. But part of the celebrations is also a set of small rituals like putting a tilak on the forehead of the brother and blessing the younger ones. And few photos of the ritual have left everyone teary-eyed on social media.
On the occasion of Bhai Dooj that was celebrated on October 21, this year, an elder sister went an extra mile to make sure loved brother receives her blessings and love. The sister, who is confined to a wheelchair, applied the chandan tilak on her younger brother’s forehead with her little toe instead of hands. And to bless him, she extended her feet. The heartwarming photos of the ceremony were shared by the brother, Samrat Basu on Facebook and since then has been going viral.
The photos taken at Hooghly-Chinchura, in Bengal, shows the elder sister brimming with joy as other try hard to stop their tears.
However, on Facebook people could not control their emotions. From wishing the girl speedy recovery to lauding the sibling for the amazing bond, people have been moved by the post. With more than 14,000 shares and counting, this post has left many people inspired and it has been deemed as the “Best bhai Phonta Picture of the year.”
Bhai Dooj :)
Dear tears, stop. pic.twitter.com/uemK51d0Fm
— Pakchikpak Raja Babu (@HaramiParindey) October 22, 2017
Bhai Dooj :)
Bonding between Brother nd Sister is Best… 😍 pic.twitter.com/wQCwgwE8xz
— Sαvαη ♔ (@iamsavan08) October 22, 2017
It brought smile on my lips but tears in my eyes as well.God bless🙏
— Aloukika (@westendy6_g) October 22, 2017
Im speechless right now!
— Pooja (@cutiebpooh) October 22, 2017
Tears is not stopping either for me nor for any one who is looking at this message, let tears come out this is salute to that lovely sister!
— Rahul Krishnan (@RahulKrishnan99) October 23, 2017
indianexpress.com has reached out to Basu for his comment and is awaiting a reply.