Strengthen your sister-brother bond by celebrating this Bhai Dooj festival
Bhai Dooj Messages:
In a country like India, people give top priority to relationships. Owing to this, several customs and festivals are seen for celebrating those relationships and for demonstrating ram-navamithat there is a lot of importance associated with those in life. All relationships represent a promise and these promises are given new heights with festivals.
One such festival is Bhai Dooj. This is specially for brothers and sisters for making them understand how strong, sweet and significant the relations are. This festival is symbolic of the relationship between a brother and a sister, the promises that they make, the emotional attachment and love.
People all across the globe celebrate this festival. After celebration of Diwali for 5 long days, this festival commemorates on the 5th day. The sisters follow the trend of giving Teeka on the forehead of brothers, doing the Aarti and offering prayers for the well being of brothers. Gifts are given to sisters and brothers also give a promise to give complete protection to them always. For women who are not having brothers, worshipping the Moon as God, is an option.
In different states, this festival is known by different names. Somewhere it is known as Bhatri Dwitiva, somewere Bhatru Dwithiya and somewhere as Bhai Tika. All sisters and brothers eagerly look forward to celebrate this auspicious day. On this day, men living far away from their sisters send them Bhai Dooj messages. On this day, brothers are served with various delicious snacks and sweets. Sisters prepare special lunch dishes for their brothers. Overall, the festival is celebrated in a joyous mood. Actually with this occasion, the relationship between brother and sister is strengthened. One can take the help of internet if he or she wants to send some good Bhai Dooj messages to each other.
When it comes to Bhatri Dwitiya, there is a controversy which surrounds it. It is believed by some that this festival is associated with Lord Krishna as he came to the home of his sister Subhadra after he killed Nakasur, the devil. He was given a warm welcome with Aarti, tika and sweets. Some other people that it is associated with Yama, the God of death and Yami, his sister. It is of interest to kow that while putting Teeka to brother’s forehead, a sister will usually chant a poem which relates to her and wishes her brother a prosperous and long life.
This festival is in midst of a festive season and adds to the excitement of people. During this time, the social networking sites are flooded with Bhai Dooj messages and markets are filled with gifts.