Bhagini Hastha Bhojanam is the 5th and the final day of Deepavali celebrations in Andhra Pradesh. In 2022, Bhagini Hastha Bhojanam date is October 27.
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 2022 – October 27
Suryodayam (Sunrise) : 06:12 AM
Suryastama (Sunset) : 05:35 PM
Chandrodayam (Moonrise) : 07:54 AM
Chandrastama (Moonset) : 07:03 PM
Tithi : Dwitiya upto 12:45 PMTritiya
Nakshatra : Vishakha upto 12:11 PMAnuradha
Karana : Kaulava upto 12:45 PMTaitila upto 11:40 PMGaraja
Yoga : Ayushmana upto 07:27 AMSaubhagya upto 04:33 AM, Oct 28Shobhana
Weekday : Guruwara
Paksha : Shukla Paksha
Shaka Samvatsaram : 1944 Shubhakrutha
Chandramasa : Kartika – Purnimanta; Kartika – Amanta
Vikram Samvat : 2079 Rakshasa
Gujarati Samvat : 2079 Aananda
Abhijit Muhurat : 11:31 AM to 12:17 PM
Amrita Kalam : 12:57 AM, Oct 28 to 02:27 AM, Oct 28
Time to avoid:
Rahu Kalam : 01:19 PM to 02:45 PM
Yamaganda : 06:12 AM to 07:38 AM
Gulikai Kalam : 09:03 AM to 10:29 AM
Dur Muhurtam : 10:00 AM to 10:46 AM 02:33 PM to 03:19 PM
Varjyam : 03:56 PM to 05:26 PM