Every festival in India is celebrated with great zeal. Festivals have a unique way of bringing people together and bridging the differences between them. Bhai dooj is one such festival that reinforces the relationship between a brother and sister. Celebrated on the second day after Diwali, this festival shares its resemblance with Raksha Bandhan.
With a brightened thali containing desserts, roli and coconut, sisters put tilak on the forehead of their brothers, perform aarti and they shower them with beautiful gifts. A promise to protect their sisters against all odds is made by brothers and sisters pray to God for the long life, prosperity, and success of their cherished brothers.
As per the Gregorian schedule, the celebration happens on the second day of the Shukla Paksha in the Hindu month of Kartik which for the most part falls among October and November.