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, 16 November 2020

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

Today’s Panchangam
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*

Today’s Panchang
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

Today’s Rashi
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Tula – 07:09:48
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Vrischika

Auspicious Time
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

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