Happy Bhai Dooj 2022: “When you have a brother, who needs superheroes?’One of the five days of Diwali celebrations is Bhai Dooj, also known as Yama Dwitiya or Bhai Phota. As per the tradition on this day sisters pray for the long and healthy life of their brothers while applying teeka and brothers give their sisters beautiful presents. The festival of Bhai Dooj honours the relationship between siblings. Bhai Dooj is observed on October 26 this year.
On this day, after killing Narakasura, it is believed that Lord Krishna paid a visit to his sister, Subhadra. Who welcomed him by applying teeka on the forehead. This day has since become recognised as Bhai Dooj.
One more story as per our mythology is about Yamraj the god of death and his sister Yamuna. Once he was called by his sister but wasn’t able to pay a visit, the next time he arrived he was welcomed with mouthwatering cuisine. After being shown respect and love by his sister, he enquired as to whether she desired a boon. She asked that a day be set aside for her every year when he would always stop by and see her. Since then the day has been commemorated as Bhai Dooj.