Bhatru Dwitiya

Bhatru Dwitiya is a famous tradition celebrated on the second day after Deepavali. In 2020, Bhatru Dwitiya date is November 16. 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 […]

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 2022, Bhagini Hasta Bhojanam date is October 27. It marks the end of five-day Deepavali festival. Bhagini means sister and Hasta bhojanam means to take meals cooked […]

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 […]