The festival of Diwali ends with Bhai Dooj celebration. This festival is not very different from that of Raksha Bandhan. This day is known with different names like Bhau-Beej or Bhai Pota. The eternal bond of love that a sister and brother shares is glorified by this festival. This occasion is celebrated on the 2nd day of the Kartika month.
Bhai Dooj Songs:
This festival has many legends associated with it. Some people believe that Yami, the sister of Yamaraj was visited by him. She marked red Tilak on his forehead and offered prayers for his well being. Hence, this day has the trend of sisters putting red Tilak and performing aartis for their brothers. As per another trend, Subhadra, the sister of Lord Krishna was visited by him with lamp, sweets and flowers. A holy protective mark was put on his forehead. This auspicious day is celebrated by sisters and brothers conveying their prayers and love for each other’s well being.
People celebrate this festival with lot of enthusiasm and joy in households. On this day, sisters invite their brothers in their homes and organize a grand feast for him. Delicious sweets and dishes are prepared by the sister for making her brother feel special. Bhai Dooj songs are sung and there is complete enjoyment and fun. Another custom which has gained a lot of momentum is to exchange gifts. Attractive gifts are arranged by both sister and brother for conveying happiness and love.
For adding more fun to the occasion, one can download Bhai dooj songs from the internet. Popular songs include ‘Bhaiyya Mere Rakhi Ke Bandhan Ko Nibhana’, ‘Phoolon ka Taaron Ka’ and many more. One can purchase CDs or DVDs of these songs too. There are several online stores that offer attractive gifts. This system has gained a lot of popularity because gifts can be easily accessed from these portals.
Some popular gifts that one can choose for siblings include:
This idea has become quite common nowadays. Hence, exclusive outfits can be opted for. These include trousers, jeans, shirts etc. These gifts would definitely enthrall your brother.
A watch is definitely an ideal gift for brothers. Many brands such as Fastrack, Sonata, Citizen and Titan offer exclusive watches. Your brother’s personality would certainly be enhanced with these watches.
If something useful has to be gifted to brothers then accessories such as portfolio bag, wallet, calculator set or pen set can be given. These would definitely be appreciated.
Personal care items
Online sites offer personal care items as well. These include aftershave, deodorant, or shaving cream from renowned brands such as Axe, Garnier and others.