India is known as a festive country, and it is these festivals that represent the vibrant aspects of our country and its traditions. It keeps us rooted in our traditions and the ancient history of our country.
Also known as the Festival of Colors, Holi is enthusiastically celebrated in India every year. People also celebrate Choti Holi and Holika Dahan the day before Holi. Another festival celebrated in some parts of the country is Holi Bhai Dooj. It will be celebrated the day after Holi.
This year, Holi Bhai Dooj will be celebrated on 19 March 2022.
Here, we discuss the timings and significance of this festival:
Holi Bhai Dooj 2022: Date & Timings
Holi Bhai Dooj is celebrated a day after Holi. This year, Holi will be celebrated on 18 March 2022 and Bhai Dooj will be celebrated on 19 March 2022. Dwitiya Tithi starts at 2:07 pm on 19 March and ends at 12:36 pm on 20 March 2022.
Holi Bhai Dooj 2022: Significance:
Not everyone celebrates Holi Bhai Dooj like Diwali Bhai Dooj, which collapses two days after Diwali. However, tradition and meaning are very similar.
Bhai Dooj celebrates the bond and affection of sisters and brothers. On this day, the sisters apply Tilaka to their brother’s forehead and pray for longevity.
Bhai Dooj has a story behind his celebration involving Yam and Yami, the children of Vivasvat, one side of the sun god.
Yam was always occupied with work and that is why he wouldn`t able to meet his own sister. After continuous pestering by Yami, Lord Yama surprised her by visiting her house one fine day. On the occasion of her brother’s visit, Yami prepared delicacies for his brother. She then applied tilak on his forehead and spread a variety of food for him at lunch.
Impressed by their dedication and affection, Lord Yama asked Yami to make a wish. She asked her brother to visit her every year. Holi Bhai Dooj is celebrating this effort. It’s important and popular.
It is believed that sisters performing rituals at BhaiDooj should not be afraid of Yamaraj.