Bhai Dooj

Bhai Dooj 2023: Correct Date, Time and Significance of This Festival

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This year we are celebrating both the events of Bhai Dooj and Children’s Day on the same day. Still some are baffled about the Bhai Dooj Date & Time. Here we will resolve all your confusion regarding this. You have to go through this 5 mins read article to get all the details regarding the festival.

Bhai Dooj 2023: Bhai Dooj is a festival to rejoice the bond between brothers and sisters. It is popularly celebrated in the northern region of India. This day is the last event of the Diwali festivals of 5 days and sisters show their love and affection by applying tilak on their forehead and bestowing the coconut and exchanging sweets with their adorable brothers. 

This propitious occasion is celebrated with family gatherings, feasts and exchange gifts and make promises to protect the bond. This festival symbolises prayers for the well-being and reinforcing siblings to enhance, foster love and strengthen the bond. We wish you all a Happy Bhai Dooj!

What is The Correct Date of Bhai Dooj 2023?

There’s a lot of complexity regarding the dates to celebrate the Bhai Dooj Festival. It is celebrated on the second lunar day of Shukla Paksha in the month of Kartik. It is celebrated on the last day of 5 days of the Diwali event, also known as Tihar. This year we will celebrate on November 14, 2023. 

All You Need to Know About Bhai Dooj 2023

Bhai Dooj celebration’s Date:   November 14, 2023
Bhai Dooj 2023 DayTuesday
Bhai Dooj Aparahna Time01:30 PM to 03:45 PM
Dwitiya Tithi Begins02:36 PM on Nov 14, 2023
Dwitiya Tithi Ends01:47 PM on Nov 15, 2023
Source by: DrikPanchang

What we Call Bhai Dooj in Other States of India?

Changes in the names don’t change the vibe and essence of the festival as it remains the same but it is known in different names in different regions and other names of this festival varies from region to region. Find out the other names as well:

NameRegion
Bhai DoojNorthern India
Bhai PhontaBengal, West Bengal, Tripura, and Bangladesh
Bhai Teeka Nepal
Bhai JuntiaWestern Odisha
Bhau BeejMaharashtra
Bhatru Dwitiya, or Bhatri Ditya or Bhaghini Hastha BhojanamuAndhra Pradesh & Telangana (Southern regions)

It is also popular as Yamadwitheya or YamaDwitiya. This day commemorates the meeting between Yamadut, also known as Yama (the god of death) and his sister Yamuna (the famous river) on the occasion of Dwitheya (the second day after the Amavasya’s night or new moon).

Reason Behind The Celeberation of Bhaiya Duj

We celebrate the Bhai Dooj as it is a tale of a popular Hindu legend, when Lord Krishna visited his sister Subhadra after killing the demon Naraksura. She adorably applied Tilaka on Krishna’s forehead and offered sweets for the victory, this is how it started years ago.

Then with time we found an increase in participants in the ritual and started with tying red threads that symbolise the bond between siblings. These rituals are raksha-bandhan ceremonies that are regularly more publicised rather Bhai Dooj is less popular.