Bhai Dooj 2023: This year, the celebration of Bhai Dooj will span across two days. Bhai Dooj is traditionally observed on the second day of the Shukla Paksha in the month of Kartik, which falls two days after Diwali, signifying the end of the Diwali festivities. On this auspicious occasion, sisters perform a tilak ceremony on their brothers’ foreheads using roli and akshat, imparting blessings for a prosperous future.
This year, there is confusion among people regarding the exact date of Bhai Dooj. In such a situation, let us know when is the festival of Bhai Dooj this year and the importance of vaccinating brother on this day.
When is Bhai Dooj 2023?
This year the festival of Bhai Dooj will be celebrated for two days i.e. 14 and 15 November 2023. According to the Panchang, Shukla Dwitiya Tithi of Kartik month is starting from 02:36 pm on 14 November 2023. It will end on 15 November 2023 at 01:47 pm.
Bhai Dooj 2023 Timing On 14 November 2023
According to the Panchang, the worship time of Bhai Dooj is from 01:10 PM to 03:19 PM on 14 November 2023. On this day, Shobhan Yoga is also being formed on Bhai Dooj, which is considered auspicious.
Bhai Dooj Shubh Muhurat on 15 November 2023
In Hindu religion any festival is celebrated only on Udaya Tithi. In such a situation, according to Udaya Tithi, the festival of Bhai Dooj will be celebrated on 15 November 2023. The auspicious time to vaccinate brother on this day is from 10.45 am to 12.05 pm.
Bhai Dooj 2023 Timings and Shubh Muhurat
- Bhai Dooj Aparahna Time – 01:10 PM to 03:19 PM, November 14
- Dwitiya Tithi Begins – 02:36 PM on November 14, 2023
- Dwitiya Tithi Ends – 01:47 PM on November 15, 2023
Bhai Dooj Significance
In a mythological tale, Yamuna invited her brother, Yama, who is the Lord of Death, to her house for a meal. When Yama arrived at his sister’s home, she placed a tilak on his forehead and served him food. In that moment, Yama asked for a favor: that any sister who applies a tilak on her brother’s forehead during the Kartik month’s Shukla Dwitiya Tithi and feeds him will ensure her brother’s freedom from Yama’s fear. Yama, upon receiving the granted request, gave Yamuna a gift and returned to the Yamaloka. This is why Bhai Dooj, also known as Yama Dwitiya, is celebrated.
On Bhai Dooj, sisters apply tilak on their brothers’ foreheads at an auspicious time to ensure their well-being, longevity, righteousness, prosperity, and boundless happiness for the entire year. This day is also dedicated to performing puja for Devi Yamuna and Dharmaraj Yama, which helps cleanse unintentional sins.
Method of doing Tilak
On the day of Bhai Dooj, first of all, one must meditate and worship Lord Ganesha. To do the brother’s Tilak, first, prepare a plate, keep Roli, Akshat and Gola in it, then do the brother’s Tilak and give the Gola to the brother. Then lovingly serve your brother his favourite food. After that, the brother should take blessings from his sister and give her some gifts.