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Bhai Dooj 2020: Date, puja timings, history and importance

Bhai Dooj 2020 (Bhaiya Dooj) Date, Puja Timings: On this day, sisters put a tilak on the brother’s forehead and perform aarti, which is considered auspicious. In return, they are given gifts and blessings

By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi |
November 14, 2020 4:00:00 pm
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Bhai Dooj (Bhaiya Dooj) 2020 Date, Puja Timings: The festival of Bhai Dooj celebrates the bond between sisters and brothers. Just like Raksha Bandhan, the festival is celebrated with much fervour. However, unlike Rakhi, sisters do not tie a thread on their brothers’ wrists on the occasion. The sisters, instead, pray for the well-being and long life of their brothers while the latter promises to protect them.

Celebrated on the second day of Shukla Paksha, the Hindu lunar month of Kartik, Bhai Dooj this year falls on November 16, 2020.

In places like Bihar, Bengal, Maharashtra and in some parts of Gujarat, the day holds special significance. The day is known in different places by different names. In Nepal, it is known as Bhai Tika; Bhau Beej in Goa, Maharashtra and Karnataka; Bhai Phota, Bhathru Dwithiya, Bhau-Deej, in Bengal; and Ningol Chakuba in Manipur.

On this day, sisters put a tilak on the brother’s forehead and perform aarti, which is considered auspicious. In return, they are given gifts and blessings. The tilak ceremony, however, differs from place to place. In Bengal, sandal paste and kajal are used while blessings are offered with dhaan (paddy grain) and durba (grass).

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Puja timings

According to drikpanchang.com,

Bhai Dooj Aparahna Time – 01.27 pm to 03.42 pm
Duration – 02 Hours 15 minutes

Dwitiya Tithi Begins – 07:06 am Nov 16, 2020
Dwitiya Tithi Ends – 03:56 am on Nov 17, 2020

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