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Bhai Dooj à¤à¤¾à¤ à¤¦à¥à¤
Tihar Tika.jpgTilak of 7 colors is applied on the forehead
Also called Bhau Beej, Bhai Tika, Bhai Phota
Observed by Hindus
Type Religious, India, Nepal
Date Kartika Shukla Dwitiya
2014 date 25 October, Saturday
2015 date 13 November ^
Celebration of BhaiTika in Panchkhal Valley.
Applying the Tika
Tilak of seven colors
*Bhai Dooj* / *à¤à¤¾à¤ à¤¦à¥à¤* / *Bhau-Beej* / *Bhai
Tika* / *Bhai Phota* is a festival celebrated by Hindus of india on the
last day of the five-day-long Diwali festival. This is the second day of
the bright fortnight or Shukla Paksha of the Hindu lunar month of Kartika.
The celebrations of this day are similar to the festival of Raksha Bandhan.
On this day, sisters pray for a long and happy life for their brothers, by
performing the Tika ceremony. On this day, in contrast to Raksha Bandhan,
sisters present gifts to their brothers.
· 1 Regional names
· 2 The ceremony
· 3 The celebration
· 4 Bhaitika in Nepal
· 5 References
The festival is known as:
· *Bhai Dooj* (Hindi:à¤à¤¾à¤ à¤¦à¥à¤) in entire
Northern India, observed on the last day of the five-day Diwali festival.
This is also the second day of the Vikrami Samvat New Year, the calendar
followed in Northern India (including Kashmir), which starts from the lunar
month of KÄrtika. The first day of this New Year is observed as
· *Bhai Tika* (Nepali:à¤à¤¾à¤ à¤à¥à¤à¤¾) in
Nepal, where it is the second most important festival after Dashain (Vijaya
Dashmi / Dussehra). Observed on the third day from Tyohar festival, it is
widely celebrated by Newari, Nepali Maithils, Bahun and Chhetri people.
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