Bengalis consider Bhai Phota as one of the prominent festivals. This festival represents the beautiful bond of love and affection between brothers and sisters. It is observed with lot of fervor and enthusiasm throughout Bengal.
Bhai Phota ritual begins at the moment when Amavasya ends. Protipod & Dwitiya are the next tithis to Amavasya.
In 2018, Bhai Phonta Dwitiya ends at 9.20 PM on 9 October 2018. Hence, Bhai Phota rituals can be observed before this time.
Bhai Phota is observed with other names in North India such as – Bhai Dooj, Bhayya Dhooj, Bhai Tika, Bhatru Dwitiya, Bhaubeej or Bhav Bij or Yama Dwitiya.
Daily Panchang, 9 November 2018
Suryodayam (Sunrise) 06:40 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 17:40
Chandrodayam (Moonrise)07:55 Chandrastama (Moonset)19:16
Paksha (Fortnight) Krishna Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Dwitiya – 21:20
Nakshatra Anuradha – 20:35
Yoga Shobhana – 15:18
Karana Kaulava – 21:20
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
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Tula
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Vrischika
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