Bhatru Dwitiya

Bhatru Dwitiya is a famous tradition celebrated on the second day after Deepavali. In 2017, Bhatru Dwitiya date is October 21.

This day is celebrated as Bhai Dooj or Bhau Beej in Maharashtra, Gujarat, and other North Indian states, and as Bhai Phonta in Bengal and Assam and as Bhai Tika in Nepal.

On this day, sisters offer meals with special recipes to brothers and in return brothers offer gold, clothes, and other material that are symbols of long-lasting sindhur. It is believed on this day; Lord Yama visits his sister Yamuna and eats meals at her abode.

Yama Puja is also an auspicious ritual to perform on Bhatru Dwitiya. Sodari Tritya is observed on the next day.

Bhatru Dwitiya marks the end of 5-day Deepavali festival in South India.

Daily Panchang, Bhatru Dwitiya 2017 – 21 October

Suryodayam (Sunrise) 06:30 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 17:52
Chandrodayam (Moonrise)07:34 Chandrastama (Moonset)19:14

Today’s Panchangam
Paksha (Fortnight) Krishna Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Dwitiya – 27:00*
Nakshatra Swati – 10:18
Yoga Priti – 15:19
Karana Kaulava – 27:00*

Today’s Panchang
Purnimanta Month Kaartika
Amavasyanta Month Kaartika
Shaka Samvatsara: Hevilambi
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Sadharana
Rahu Kalam: 09:20 – 10:46
Gulika Kalam: 06:30 – 07:55
Yama Gandam: 13:36 – 15:01

Today’s Rashi
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Tula
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Tula – 29:49:44*

Auspicious Time
Amrita Kalam 26:49* – 28:33*
Abhijit: 11:48 – 12:34

Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 16:23 – 18:07
Durmuhurthams: 07:15 – 08:01

Today’s – Festivals / Vratam / Pooja / Jayanthi – Bhai Dooj, Yam Dwitiya, Bhatru Dwitiya, Bhagni Hastha Bhojanam.

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