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Bhai Dooj, Bhau Beej, Yam Dwitiya: Fifth day of Diwali

Fifth day of Diwali is known as Bhai Dooj or Bhau Beej or Yama Dwitiya. In 2018, Bhai dooj date is November 9. On this day, brothers visit their sisters’ house and take meal. In return, brothers offer gifts to their sisters.

In Gujarat, Maharashtra, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, and many other areas of India, it is observed as Bhai Dooj or Bhau Beej.

In West Bengal it is celebrated as Bhai Phonta and in Nepal as part of Diwali Tihar it is celebrated as Bhai Tika.

In south Indian states, Yama Dwitiya is observed on this day. Yama Puja, Yama Tharpanam, and Bhagini Hastha Bhojanam are the main rituals of this last day of Deepavali in South Indian states – Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and Andhra Pradesh.

In Hyderabad and Secunderabad twin cities, ‘Sadar’ festival is celebrated on this day. Sadar is the traditional buffalo carnival held in Andhra Pradesh during Diwali festival.

Panchang, Bhai Dooj, 9 November 2018

विरोधिकृत नाम संवत्सर, कार्तिक मॉस, शुक्ल पक्ष, द्वितीय, अनुराधा नक्षत्र, शोभन योग, कौलव करण |

Suryodayam (Sunrise) 06:40 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 17:40
Chandrodayam (Moonrise)07:55 Chandrastama (Moonset)19:16

Today’s Panchangam
Paksha (Fortnight) Shukla Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Dwitiya – 21:20
Nakshatra Anuradha – 20:35
Yoga Shobhana – 15:18
Karana Kaulava – 21:20

Today’s Panchang
Purnimanta Month Kaartika
Amavasyanta Month Kaartika
Shaka Samvatsara: Vilambi
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Virodhikruthi
Rahu Kalam: 10:48 – 12:10
Gulika Kalam: 08:02 – 09:25
Yama Gandam: 14:55 – 16:18

North Indian Hindi Calendar – Kartik Mahina

Malayalam Calendar – Thulam Month (Thula Masam)

Kannada Calendar – Kartika Maasa

Tamil Calendar – Aippasi Month (Aippasi Masam)

Bengali Calendar – Kartik Mash

Nepali Calendar – Kartik Maas

Telugu Calendar – Karthika Masam (Karthikam)

Marathi Calendar – Kartik Maas

Gujarati Calendar – Kartik Maas
Today’s Rashi
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Tula
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Vrischika

Auspicious Time
Amrita Kalam 09:51 – 11:30
Abhijit: 11:48 – 12:32

Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 26:31* – 28:12*
Durmuhurthams: 12:32 – 13:16

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