Bhagini Hastha Bhojanam is the 5th and the final day of Deepavali celebrations in Andhra Pradesh. In 2020, Bhagini Hastha Bhojanam date is November 16.
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 2020 – November 16
प्रमादीचा नाम संवत्सर, कार्तीक मॉस, शुक्ल पक्ष, प्रतिपद – द्वितीय तिथि, अनुराधा नक्षत्र, अतिगण्ड योग बालव करण – कौलव करण |
Suryodayam (Sunrise) 06:45 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 17:38
Chandrodayam (Moonrise)07:40 Chandrastama (Moonset)18:51
Paksha (Fortnight) Shukla Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Pratipada – 07:05
Skipped Tithi (Lunar Day) Dwitiya – 27:56*
Nakshatra Anuradha – 14:36
Yoga Atiganda – 19:11
Karana Balava – 17:27
Skipped Karana : Kaulava – 27:56*
Purnimanta Month Kaartika
Amavasyanta Month Kaartika
Shaka Samvatsara: Sharvari
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Pramadicha
Rahu Kalam: 08:06 – 09:28
Gulika Kalam: 13:33 – 14:54
Yama Gandam: 10:50 – 12:11
North Indian Hindi Calendar – Kartik Mahina 2077 (Kartik Maas)
Malayalam Calendar – Vrischikam Month 1196 (Vrischikam Masam)
Kannada Calendar – Karthika Maasa
Tamil Calendar – Karthikai Month (Karthigai Masam)
Bengali Calendar – Kartik Mash 1427
Nepali Calendar – Mangshir Maas 2077
Telugu Calendar – Karthika Masam (Karthikam)
Marathi Calendar – Kartik Maas
Gujarati Calendar – Kartik Maas
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Tula – 07:09:48
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Vrischika
Amrita Kalam 28:23* – 29:50*
Abhijit: 11:49 – 12:33
Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 19:41 – 21:08
Durmuhurthams: 14:43 – 15:27
Today’s – Festivals / Vratam / Pooja / Jayanthi – Bhai Dooj, Yam Dwitiya, Bhatru Dwitiya, Bhagini Hastha Bhojanam.