Bhatru Dwitiya is a famous tradition celebrated on the second day after Deepavali. In 2016, Bhatru Dwitiya date is November 1.
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 2016 – 1 November
Suryodayam (Sunrise) 06:42 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 17:39
Chandrodayam (Moonrise) 07:47 Chandrastama (Moonset)19:09
Paksha (Fortnight) Krishna Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Dwitiya – 25:47*
Nakshatra Anuradha – 17:26
Yoga Atiganda – 29:09*
Karana Kaulava – 25:47*
Purnimanta Month Kaartika
Amavasyanta Month Kaartika
Shaka Samvatsara: Manmadha
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Kilaka
Rahu Kalam: 10:48 – 12:11
Gulika Kalam: 08:04 – 09:26
Yama Gandam: 14:55 – 16:17
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Tula
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Vrischika
Abhijit: 11:49 – 12:32
Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 23:20 – 25:02*
Durmuhurthams: 12:32 – 13:16
Today’s – Festivals / Vratam / Pooja / Jayanthi – Bhai Dooj, Yam Dwitiya, Bhatru Dwitiya, Bhagni Hastha Bhojanam.