Bhai Dooj 2023: When is Bhai Dooj? Why is it called Yama Dwitiya? Know the auspicious time and importance of applying tilak..
The festival of Bhai Dooj is a symbol of the love between brother and sister. According to the Panchang, every year the festival of Bhai Dooj is celebrated on the second day of Shukla Paksha of Kartik month. The festival of Bhai Dooj is celebrated on the second day after Diwali. This is Bhai Dooj of Diwali. Bhai Dooj is also called Yama Dwitiya. On this day brother goes to his sister's house. There the sister honors her brother and applies tilak. After that, she serves him food and prays for his well-being. In return, brothers give gifts to their sisters. Know from Dr. Ganesh Mishra, Astrologer of Central Sanskrit University, Puri, when is Bhai Dooj this year? Why is Bhai Dooj called Yama Dwitiya? What is the auspicious time to apply Tilak on Bhai Dooj? What is the importance of Bhai Dooj?
When is Bhai Dooj 2023?
According to the Vedic calendar, this year the second date of Shukla Paksha of Kartik month will start from 02:36 pm on Tuesday, 14th November. This date is valid till 01:47 pm on Wednesday 15th November. In such a situation, on the basis of Udayatithi, this year the festival of Bhai Dooj should be celebrated on Wednesday, 15th November. However, in some places, Bhai Dooj will be celebrated on 14 November.
What is the auspicious time to apply Tilak on Bhai Dooj 2023?
Sisters who will celebrate Bhai Dooj on 14th November can apply Tilak to their brother between 01:10 pm to 03:19 pm. However, the auspicious time for applying Tilak on Bhai Dooj on 15th November is from 10.40 am to 12.00 noon.
Bhai Dooj 2023 in Atigand and Sukarma Yoga
On 15th November, on the day of Bhai Dooj, Atigand Yoga and Sukarma Yoga are being formed. Atigand Yoga is from morning till 12:08 pm. Since then Sukarma Yoga has been formed, which continues throughout the day.
Why is Bhai Dooj called Yam Dwitiya?
Bhai Dooj is also called Yama Dwitiya. According to the legend, Yamraj, the god of death, came to the house of his sister Yamuna for the first time on Kartik Shukla Dwitiya Tithi. Yamuna told him that all brothers come to their sister's house and you never come. Then Yamraj went to Yamuna's house on the second day after Diwali.
Then Yamuna welcomed Yamraj. Yamraj was very pleased with that. He asked his sister to ask for a boon. On this Yamuna said that whichever brother goes to his sister's house on Kartik Shukla Dwitiya, he should not be afraid of Yama. On this Yamraj said that any brother who goes to his sister's house on the day of Bhai Dooj will not have the fear of death. Bhai Dooj is related to Yamraj, hence it is also called Yam Dwitiya.
Importance of Bhai Dooj
After Rakshabandhan, the festival of Bhai Dooj is celebrated for sisters and brothers. According to religious beliefs, celebrating this festival frees the brother from the fear of untimely death. Sister wishes for her brother's happiness and prosperity.