Bhai Tika, also known as Bhai Tihar, is the last festival during Diwali or Tihar in Nepal and some North Eastern places of India. In 2021, Bhai Tika date is November 6.
In Nepal, Diwali is also called as Tihar or Panchak Yama.
Bhai Tika represents the great bond of love and affection between brothers and sisters. Lord Yama is also worshipped on this day.
Sisters apply Tilak or tika to their brothers for their happy and long lasting life. Sisters worship Yama to give their brothers longer life.
People of Nepal believe that Bhai Tika, the tilak drawn by the sister on her brothers forehead protects his life from the clutches of Yamaraj, God of death. In Indian states, Bhai Tika is observed with many other names.
In Bengal, this day is referred as Bhai Phota. In Gujarat and all other North Indian states, this festival is observed as Bhai Dooj or Bhaubeej. It is also known as Bhatru Dwitiya or Bhayya Dhooj.
It is also celebrated as Yama Dwitiya in some South Indian states. In Hyderabad and Secunderabad, Sadar Buffalo festival is celebrated on Bhai Tika day.
Panchang, 6 November 2021
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Suryodayam(Sunrise) : 06:18 AM
Suryastama(Sunset) : 05:29 PM
Chandrodayam(Moonrise) : 07:39 AM
Chandrastama(Moonset) : 06:50 PM
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
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
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