Bhai Dooj 2022: Every year, Bhai Dooj is observed on the second day of Shukla Paksha in the month of Kartik. It normally occurs two days after the festival of lights known as Diwali and a day after Govardhan Puja. The celebration honours the cherished relationship between a sister and a brother.
On this day, sisters offer prayers for their brothers’ long and healthy lives, put tilak on their foreheads, and make delectable meals for them. Sisters call brothers to their houses on Bhai Dooj, when they serve them their favourite foods and shower them with presents along with pledges of protection. Various names for the celebration include Bhaiya Dooj, Bhau Beej, Bhatra Dwitiya, Bhai Dwitiya, and Bhathru Dwithiya.
Bhai Dooj Story
Bhai Dooj is also known as Yama Dwitiya, and according to a tale, Yamraj’s sister Yamuna eventually succeeded in inviting her brother to her home after several failed attempts. Yamraj was shocked to see that his sister had planned a lavish ceremony, a feast, and presented him chocolates. She also applied a tikka to his forehead to greet him.
After beating Narakasura, Lord Krishna visited his sister Subhadra, according to a different narrative. According to legend, Subhadra gave Krishna a flower garland as a welcome, put a tikka on his forehead, and led an aarti for him. These two myths are connected to the beginning of Bhai Dooj.
Bhai Dooj 2022 Shubh Muhurat | Confusion between the dates
Drikpanchang states that on October 27, between 1:09 and 3:41 pm, the muhurat, which lasts for 2 hours and 32 minutes, is the most auspicious time to do the Bhai Dooj tikka ritual. Bhai Dooj is also observed on October 26 by a sizable population, nevertheless. Govardhan Puja (October 26) and Bhai Dooj (October 27) festivities have been postponed by a day due to the solar eclipse.
Beginning at 2:43 PM on October 26, the muhurat for Bhai Dooj will go till 12:45 PM on October 27.
Bhai Dooj 2022 Pooja Vidhi
Women bathe on this day before sunrise and offer arghya to Surya Dev. The thaal for Bhai Duj is then made using items like roli, akshat, kumkum, sweets, supari, and gola (dried coconut), among others. With the shubh muhurat in mind, sisters must apply tilak on their brother’s forehead, give him mithai, and give him a gola (dry coconut), all while praying for their long lives. Sisters and brothers have a lunch that the former has carefully prepared after the tikka ritual.
Dos and Don’t of Bhai Dooj 2022 Pooja Vidhi
- Your sister should face north or north-west while applying the tilak, while your brother should face north or north-west.
- In order to execute the Bhai Dooj puja, the brother should be compelled to sit on a wooden chowki. He shouldn’t sit or stand any where else.
- The mauli threat should be tied around the wrist of the brother after tikka, and aarti should be performed.
According to the shubh muhurat, the afternoon is the ideal time to do puja during Bhai Dooj.
- It is advisable to consume only satvik cuisine during Bhai Dooj and to abstain from eating any animal products.
- Sisters shouldn’t take gifts before marking their brother’s forehead with tikka.