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 2022, Bhai Tika date is October 27.
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, 27 October 2022
Suryodayam (Sunrise) : 06:12 AM
Suryastama (Sunset) : 05:35 PM
Chandrodayam (Moonrise) : 07:54 AM
Chandrastama (Moonset) : 07:03 PM
Tithi : Dwitiya upto 12:45 PMTritiya
Nakshatra : Vishakha upto 12:11 PMAnuradha
Karana : Kaulava upto 12:45 PMTaitila upto 11:40 PMGaraja
Yoga : Ayushmana upto 07:27 AMSaubhagya upto 04:33 AM, Oct 28Shobhana
Weekday : Guruwara
Paksha : Shukla Paksha
Shaka Samvatsaram : 1944 Shubhakrutha
Chandramasa : Kartika – Purnimanta; Kartika – Amanta
Vikram Samvat : 2079 Rakshasa
Gujarati Samvat : 2079 Aananda
Abhijit Muhurat : 11:31 AM to 12:17 PM
Amrita Kalam : 12:57 AM, Oct 28 to 02:27 AM, Oct 28
Time to avoid:
Rahu Kalam : 01:19 PM to 02:45 PM
Yamaganda : 06:12 AM to 07:38 AM
Gulikai Kalam : 09:03 AM to 10:29 AM
Dur Muhurtam : 10:00 AM to 10:46 AM 02:33 PM to 03:19 PM
Varjyam : 03:56 PM to 05:26 PM