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When was Bhai Dooj in 2011?

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Bhai Dooj is one of the most awaited and traditional festivals of India. Bhai Dooj, just like Raksha Bandhan celebrates the loving bond between siblings. The festival is celebrated all over India with lots of  vim and brio. If you are wondering as to when is Bhai Dooj in 2011, kindly note that Bhai Dooj is on 28th October. Also called Bhau-beej, Bhai Phota or Bhai Tika, the festival is celebrated by Hindus on the on the last day of the five-day-long Diwali festival or the second day of the bright fortnight or Shukla Paksha of the Hindu month of Kartika. On this festive day, sisters pray for their brother’s well being by performing the teeka ceremony.

The festival of Bhai Dooj has a mythological background. According to popular legend in Hindu mythology, after slaying the evil demon Narkasur, Lord Krishna visited his sister Subhadra who gave him a warm welcome with sweets and flowers. She also affectionately adorned a tilak on Krishna's forehead with due respect and love. Some believe this to be the origin of the festival. The auspicious celebrations of Bhai dooj reflects the rich cultural traditions of different region of India. Besides, this as this festival brings the whole family together bringing in prosperity, well being and luck, this festival is considered highly significant.

All the rituals and pooja held on Bhai Dooj is carried out in a festive pooja room or platform that is basically decorated for Diwali pooja. Sisters adorn their pooja thali with sumptuous sweets, mouth-watering ‘batashas’, roli and rice along with the coconut. Igniting the pooja lamp they perform all the rituals that involves applying a tikka made of sandalwood paste accompanied with lawn turf (dubbo) and holi chawal. After applying tikka, the sister pampers her brother with delectable eatables along with the sweets, coconut etc. In return, the brother gratifies his dear sisters with a wide variety of gifts. Keeping in mind, the significance of gifts, online gifts portal, GiftstoIndia24x7.com has launched a wide variety of gifts, ready to be sent to your dear ones in India. So, if you stay in any corner of the World and due to any professional commitments won’t be able to attend the festivities in home, send attractive gifts to India where your sister resides.

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Bhai Dooj Calendar 2011

Debjani Published: Sep 16, 2011 | Last Updated: Apr 18, 2020
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