Bhagini Hastha Bhojanam is the 5th and the final day of Deepavali celebrations in Andhra Pradesh. In 2023, Bhagini Hastha Bhojanam date is November 15.
It is also celebrated in Karnataka and some parts of Tamil Nadu. It falls on Yama Dwitiya, the second day after Diwali.
Bhagini means sister and Hasta bhojanam means to take meals cooked by sister. 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.
Bhagini Hasta Bhojanam festival is intended for togetherness of the families – sisters’ and brothers’ families.
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 Yama Dwitiya. Sodari Tritya is observed on the next day.
Daily Panchangam, Bhagini Hastha Bhojanam 2023 – November 15
Suryodayam(Sunrise) : 06:23 AM
Suryastama(Sunset) : 05:26 PM
Chandrodayam(Moonrise) : 08:10 AM
Chandrastama(Moonset) : 06:55 PM
Tithi : Dwitiya upto 01:47 PMTritiya
Nakshatra : Jyeshtha upto 03:01 AM, Nov 16Mula
Karana : Kaulava upto 01:47 PM, Taitila upto 01:13 AM, Nov 16, Garaja,
Yoga : Atiganda upto 12:08 PM, Sukarma,
Weekday : Budhawara,
Paksha : Shukla Paksha
Shaka Samvat : 1945 Shobhakrit
Chandramasa : Kartika – Purnimanta Kartika – Amanta
Vikram Samvat : 2080 Nala
Gujarati Samvat : 2080 Rakshasa
Abhijit : None
Amrit Kalam : 06:21 PM to 07:56 PM
Time to avoid:
Rahu Kalam : 11:55 AM to 01:17 PM
Yamaganda : 07:46 AM to 09:09 AM
Gulikai Kalam : 10:32 AM to 11:55 AM
Dur Muhurtam : 11:33 AM to 12:17 PM
Varjyam : 08:55 AM to 10:29 AM