Bhai Dooj is celebrated after two days of Diwali. This day is commemorated to strengthen the bond between sisters and brothers.
Bhai Dooj is also referred as Tikka, Bhau–beez or Bhai Phota.
According to Hindu mythological legend, the Sun God was married to a gorgeous princess called Samjna. After nine months, couple was blessed with twins. The twins were named Yama, and Varni, and they grew up together. However, there was the mismatch of the wavelength of their parents. Samjna had taken the hard step and decided to go back to earth. She left her shadow, Chaya, her replica, behind to disguise Sun God. It would appear to him that she was still there. However, ChhayaChhaya
The name Chhaya means shade and she was the... turned out to be a harsh stepmother and was very unkind to the twins. She soon gave birth to her children and convinced Sun God to drive out Samjna’s twins from the heaven. Varni fell to earth and became the river Yamuna, and YamaYama
Also known as Yamaraja, Yama is the controller of the hell (Naraka)... went to the underworld and became the God of Death.
After many years, Yamuna married to a generous prince and was contented in her life but she missed her brother wanted to see him. Yama, too, missed his sister and decided to visit her. Yumuna got the information that her brother would visit her. She decorated her home, prepared her brother's favorite dishes, and prayed for wellbeing of his brother. Yamraj gave his sister a boon that whosoever would visit her on this day should be liberated from all sins. They would achieve salvation or final liberation.
According to another Hindu mythological legend, on this day, Krishna, after slaying the Narakasura He was the son of earth Goddess, Bhudevi who became a demon in association with another demon named Banasurademon, goes to his sister Subhadra. She welcomed KrishnaKrishna
It is described that there are three aspects of the Supreme that must... with the lamp, flowers and sweets, and puts the holy protective mark on her brother's forehead.
There is another legend behind the origin of Bhai Dooj. It goes as there was Mahaveer, the founder of Jainism, attained nirvana; his brother King Nandivardhan was distressed because he missed him and was comforted by his sister Sudarshana.
From then on, brothers visit their sisters on this day to meet them and can get to know their welfare. Brothers vouched on this day they would always there to take care of their sisters and they give money or gift to their sisters as a good omen. Sisters in turn pray for their brother’s well-being, safety, and success in all his future endeavors.