The Story of Bhai Dooj

The Story of Bhai Dooj
The Story of Bhai Dooj

The festival of Bhai Dooj is dedicated to the unbreakable relationship of sister and brother. According to the Hindu calendar, this festival is celebrated every year on the second date of Kartik Shukla Paksha. This festival is also known as Bhai Dooj, Yama Dwitiya and Bhai Tika. Today we are going to tell you that mythological story of Bhai Dooj from which you will know how this festival started.

According to the legend of Bhaiya Dooj, Surya’s wife Sangya had two children, son Yamraj and daughter Yamuna. Yamuna used to have great affection for her brother Yamraj. Yamuna would invite Yamraj to come to her house, but Yamraj could not go to her house due to busyness. Once, on the day of Kartik Shukla second, Yamraj suddenly reached the house of his sister Yamuna. On his way to his sister’s house, Yamraj freed the living beings living in hell. Sister Yamuna treated her brother with great respect. Prepared different types of dishes and fed them and applied tilak on the spear. When Yamraj started walking from there, he asked Yamuna to ask for any boon she wanted.

Yamuna said: Brother! If you want to give me a boon, then give this boon that on this day every year you will come to my place. Similarly, the brother who goes to his sister’s house and accepts her hospitality, and on this day, whoever feeds him with tilak on his brother’s forehead, he should not be afraid of you. Along with this, Yamraj also gave a boon to Yamuna that if brothers and sisters take a dip in Yamuna river on this day, then my wrath will not be on them.

Yamraj accepted the prayer of Yamuna. It is said that since then this festival of sister and brother started being celebrated. It is said that a person who eats food from sister’s hand on Yama Dwitiya gets various kinds of happiness.

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