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Bhai Dooj 2021 Significance, Story, When is it, Why is it Celebrated?

The festivals of the country of India are formed by the relationship of love, it has been proved by many mythological stories, that the relationship of brother and sister is always ready to sacrifice life in each other. There are some such interesting stories in the story of Bhai Dooj, in which the sister takes all the troubles of her brother on herself first. Sister always prays for her brother’s long life and healthy life and does not ask for anything in return. Such is the festival of Bhai Dooj. That is why this day is also called Yama Dwitiya.

The relationship of love between brother and sister becomes even deeper with these festivals. One such festival is the festival of Bhai Dooj. This festival is celebrated two days after the Diwali festival. Many people also celebrate the festival of Bhai Dooj on the second day of the Holi festival.

Bhai Dooj / Yam Dwitiya Date and timing

Bhai Dooj is celebrated on the dooj of Shukla Paksha of Kartik month and Krishna Dwitiya of Chait month. It is the festival of brother and sister love, it is the last day of the Diwali festival, celebrated on the second day of Waholi.

When is Bhai Dooj 2021 after Holi?
festival date muhurta time
Holi Bhai Dooj from 30 March 2021- 03:52

When is Bhai Dooj after Diwali 2021?
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Diwali Bhai Dooj 6 Nov 2021- 3:18 to 15:32

Bhai Dooj Significance and Method

It is the festival of love between brother and sister. In this, the sister calls her brother home, tilaks him, gives him food, and wishes him well. On this day brothers and sisters bathe in the Yamuna river and worship Yamraj, then their fear ends. It is said that if you take a bath in the Yamuna river on this day and if a snake bites you, then there is no effect.

How is Bhai Dooj worshiped?

On this day sisters take a quick bath and wear clean clothes. Then by making an app, making impressions of her hands from it, and worshiping them.
According to the custom, some sisters make the shape of seven sisters and one brother from the appon, along with snakes, scorpions, etc. on one side in the form of calamity. Then after reading the story, kill the calamity that comes on the brother from others and protect him. In this way, sisters pray to God for the well-being of their brother.
After worship, sisters perform aarti by tilaking their brother, only after that do they themselves eat something.

Why is Bhai Dooj celebrated?

The story behind how this day of Bhai Dooj started:

Yamraj and Yamuna are both brothers and sisters, the children of Sun God and Chhaya. There was a lot of love between the two. Sister always used to call her brother to meet her, but due to excessive work, her brother could not go to meet her sister. One day when Yamraj went to the banks of the river, he met his sister the Yamuna. The sister was very happy to meet him. Sister welcomes her brother in happiness, feeds him, sweets. That day was the second day of Kartik Shukla Paksha. Only then Yami said that brother Yamraj, every year after today you will come to meet me on this day. Since then this day is known as Bhai Dooj. On this day all his troubles are averted.

Interesting story/story of Bhai Dooj

An old woman had seven sons and one daughter. The snake had an evil eye on Beto. As soon as the seventh round of his son’s marriage took place, the snake would bite him. Thus six sons of the old lady died. Now she did not marry a son. But seeing the son alone like this, his sister felt very sad. She thought of taking a remedy, for which she went to an astrologer. The astrologer told him that his brothers have a bad vision of the snake. If you take all his forces on you, then his life can be saved. On hearing this, the sister took the form of rage. She came to her maternal home and sat down and before her brother could do anything, she had to do it. If someone did not agree, she would fight vigorously and give lanes to her brother. In such a situation, everyone feared and accepted his words. Everyone started criticizing him. But he too was determined to protect his brother.

Now the time for his brother’s marriage came near, as soon as the brother-in-law got up to tie the brother’s sehra. Sister started shouting that first respect me. I will wear Sahara. Everyone gave him Sehra. There was a snake inside him, which the sister threw. Now the brother sat on the horse and said that I would sit there first and listened to him, as soon as he was sitting there was a snake on the horse, and drove him away. Then the procession proceeded. When the bride was welcomed. Even then it said welcome me first, as soon as the garland was put around his neck, there was a snake in it too. He threw it too. Now the marriage started, at that time the king of snakes himself came to bite. Then the sister grabbed him and covered him in a token. The rounds started happening. Then the serpent came to the sister and said, leave my husband. Then the sister said, first remove your evil eye from my brother, then I will leave your husband. The serpent did the same. In this way, the sister proved herself to be rude in front of the world but saved her brother’s life.

Bhai Dooj Poem

Sister cares for a brother

all he needs is his love

doesn’t want any gifts

Just brother’s happiness is immeasurable


neither gold nor silver

no elephant palanquin

just come visit me, brother

eat food made with love


oh god so cute my brother

my mother’s darling is my brother

don’t give him any trouble god

Wherever you are, spend your life happily


I am sitting on a plate.

you come now don’t wait

Don’t be afraid now you are from this world

Your sister is standing to fight


These days are decorated with love

How cut brother Tere Bin

Now this smile seems like a burden

Now you don’t get this punishment


The clarinet of happiness rings in the courtyard

Always adorned with a lamp by my brother

no sorrow in his life

Just be kind to your God forever


By worshiping Bhai Dooj,
I wait for him.

When will you come to meet me
When will my door be decorated?

I am sitting on a plate with decorations, brother.
I have brought sweets and nuts, brother.

Don’t play a blind eye to me,
Fill my pocket with love.

When will it come to my door
When will this wait end?

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