Bhai Dooj is an event of brother and sister. In this, sisters apply tilak to their brother and pray for their brother’s long life. And brothers give gifts to their sisters.
Bhai Dooj is celebrated after the end of Diwali. In Nepal, there is a government holiday on this occasion.
It is also known by other names :
- Bhai beej
- Bhau Beej
- Bhai Phota
- Bhai Tika
- Bhai Phonta
Known by different names in different states of India.
- In Maharashtra and Goa, it is called “Bhau Beej”
- West Bengal “Bhai Phota”
- Uttar Pradesh and Bihar “bhai Tika”
- Nepal “Bhai Tihar”