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 2020, Bhai dooj date is November 16. 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, 6 November 2021

आनंद नाम संवत्सर, कार्तिक मॉस, शुक्ल पक्ष, द्वितीय तिथि, अनुराधा नक्षत्र, शोभन योग, बालव – कौलव करण |

Suryodayam(Sunrise) : 06:18 AM
Suryastama(Sunset) : 05:29 PM
Chandrodayam(Moonrise) : 07:39 AM
Chandrastama(Moonset) : 06:50 PM

Today’s Panchangam:

Tithi : Dwitiya upto 07:44 PM Tritiya
Nakshatra : Anuradha upto 11:39 PM Jyeshtha
Yoga : Shobhana upto 11:05 PM Atiganda
Karana : Balava upto 09:28 AM Kaulava upto 07:44 PM Taitila upto 06:01 AM, Nov 07 Garaja
Weekday : Shaniwara
Paksha : Shukla Paksha

Samvat:

Shaka Samvat : 1943 Plava
Chandramasa : Kartika – Purnimanta Kartika – Amanta
Vikram Samvat : 2078 Aananda
Gujarati Samvat : 2078 Pramadi

North Indian Hindi Calendar – Kartik Mahina 2078 (Kartik Maas)

Malayalam Calendar – Thulam Month 1197 (Tula Masam)

Kannada Calendar – Karthika Maasa

Tamil Calendar – Aippasi Month (Aippasi Masam)

Bengali Calendar – Kartik Mash 1428

Nepali Calendar – Kartik Maas 2078

Telugu Calendar – Kartika Masam (Karthikam)

Marathi Calendar – Kartik Maas

Gujarati Calendar – Kartik Maas

Shubh Muhurat:

Abhijit : 11:31 AM to 12:16 PM
Amrit Kalam : 02:26 PM to 03:51 PM

Time to avoid:

Rahu Kalam : 09:06 AM to 10:30 AM
Yamaganda : 01:18 PM to 02:41 PM
Gulikai Kalam : 06:18 AM to 07:42 AM
Dur Muhurtam : 06:18 AM to 07:03 AM 07:03 AM to 07:48 AM
Varjyam : 04:39 AM, Nov 07 to 06:04 AM, Nov 07

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