21 October 2017 | Bhai Dooj, Yama Dwitiya, Dawat Puja, Bhai Phota

21 October 2017 is Bhai Dooj (Bhau Beej), Yama Dwitiya, Bhatru Dwitiya, Bhai Phota, Dawat Puja (Chitragupta Jayanti Pujan), Bhagini Hastha Bhojanam. 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, […]

Bhagini Hastha Bhojanam 2017

Bhagini Hastha Bhojanam is the 5th and the final day of Deepavali celebrations in Andhra Pradesh. In 2017, Bhagini Hastha Bhojanam date is October 21. It is also celebrated in Karnataka and some parts of Tamil Nadu. It falls on Yama Dwitiya, the second day after Diwali. Bhagini means sister and Hasta bhojanam means to take […]

Bhai Phota 2017 | Bhai Fota Muhurat | Exact time of Bhai Phota

Bhai Phota, also spelt as Bhai Fota, is celebrated on Dvitiya day or the second day after Kali Puja or Diwali festival in Bengal. In 2017, Bhai Phota date is October 21. Bengalis consider Bhai Phota as one of the prominent festivals. This festival represents the beautiful bond of love and affection between brothers and […]

Chitragupta Puja 2017 | Dawat Puja

Chitragupta Puja (Dawat Puja) is the Jayanti of Chitragupta. In 2017, Chitragupta Puja date is October 21. It is mainly celebrated among Kayasta sect of Hindus. It falls on the second day after Diwali. It is also celebrated as Bhai Dooj, Yama Dwitiya, Bhai Phonta, Bhatru Dwitiya, Bhai Tika and several parts of India and Nepal. […]

Bhai Dooj 2017 | Bhau Beej 2017 date

Bhai Dooj or Bhai Dhuj or Bhau Beej or Bhayya Dhooj is an Indian traditional festival that brings out the love and affection of brothers and sisters. In 2017, Bhai Dooj date is October 21. Bhai Dhooj is celebrated twice in a year. The first one is celebrated after the festival of colors, Holi, and […]

Yama Dvitiya 2017 | Yam Dwitiya

Yama Dvitiya or Yam Dwitiya is the last day of five-day Diwali celebrations. In 2017, Yama Dwitiya date is October 21. Yam Dwitiya is also called as Bhai Dhooj or Bhai Bij or Bhai Beej. In South India, it is called as Yama Dwitiya. Legend of Yama Dwitiya is associated with the God of death – […]

Bhai Dooj Time 2017 | Auspicious Muhurat

Bhai Dooj Time 2017 on 21 October 2017 – Auspicious Muhurat for Bhai Dooj celebrations is given here.. The second day after Diwali is celebrated as Bhai Dooj or Bhau Beej in Maharashtra, Gujarat, and other North Indian states, and as Bhai Phonta in Bengal and Assam and as Bhai Tika in Nepal. It is celebrated as Yama Dwitiya or Bhagini Hastha […]

Bhagini Hasta Bhojanam on Yama Dwitiya during Diwali

Bhagini Hasta Bhojanam is a popular ritual observed in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu on Yama Dwitiya (Bhatru Ditya) during the last day of Diwali festival. In 2017, Bhagini Hasta Bhojanam date is October 21. It marks the end of five-day Deepavali festival. Bhagini means sister and Hasta bhojanam means to take meals cooked […]

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 2017, Bhai dooj date is October 21. 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, […]

Bhatru Dwitiya

Bhatru Dwitiya is a famous tradition celebrated on the second day after Deepavali. In 2017, Bhatru Dwitiya date is October 21. This day is celebrated as Bhai Dooj or Bhau Beej in Maharashtra, Gujarat, and other North Indian states, and as Bhai Phonta in Bengal and Assam and as Bhai Tika in Nepal. On this day, sisters offer meals with special recipes […]

Diwali Chitragupta Puja, Chitragupta Jayanthi Pooja

Chitragupta Puja, also known as Dawat Puja, is a ritual observed during Diwali festival. In 2017, Chitragupta Puja date is October 21. It is celebrated on Bhai Dooj, two days after Diwali, in North India. Chitragupta Pooja marks the birthday or Jayanthi of Chitragupta and it is mainly celebrated by Katyastha caste. Chitragupta is the son […]

Holi Bhai Dooj 2017

Holi Bhai Dooj is observed on the second day after Holi festival. It falls on Dwitiya in Krishna Paksha of Chaitra Month in North Indian Hindi Calendars. In 2017, Holi Bhai Dooj date is March 14 (Matantare Bhai Dooj). It coincides with Phalgun Krishna Paksha Dwitiya as per Marathi, Gujarat, Kannada & Telugu calendars. On Bhai […]

25 October 2014 – Bhai Dooj, Bhai Phonta

25 October 2014 is Bhai Dooj, Bhai Phonta, Bhatru Dwitiya, Bhagini Hastha Bhojanam… The second day after Diwali is celebrated as Bhai Dooj or Bhau Beej in Maharashtra, Gujarat, and other North Indian states, and as Bhai Phonta in Bengal and Assam and as Bhai Tika in Nepal. It is celebrated as Yama Dwitiya or Bhagini Hastha Bhojanam in South Indian […]

5 November 2013, Bhai Dooj (Bhau Beej)

5 November 2013 is Bhai Dooj (Bhau Beej). It is the fifth and final day of Diwali celebrations. It falls on Shukla Paksha Dwitiya in Karthik month as per all Hindu calendars. Bhai Dooj festival marks the importance of divine relationship between brother and sister. On this day, Lord Yama visited his sister Yami’s house and had […]

15 November 2012: Bhai Dooj, Bhau Beej

Today, 15 November 2012 is Bhai Dooj (Bhau Beej). It is the fifth and final day of Diwali celebrations. It falls on Shukla Paksha Dwitiya in Karthik month as per all Hindu calendars. Bhai Dooj festival marks the importance of divine relationship between brother and sister. On this day, Lord Yama visited his sister Yami’s […]

Diwali (Deepavali), the festival of lights: Diwali Festival

Diwali (Deepavali), the festival of lights, is the most celebrated Hindu festival in India and even in USA, UK, Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, etc.. Diwali is a five-day festival celebrated throughout the country on Kartik Amavasya, No Moon day in Kartik month. It falls in Ashwin month (Ashwayuja masam) in Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada, and Telugu calendars. Diwali 2012 date […]