Bhai Dooj Celebration
Mythological Belief about Bhai Dooj
According to a mythological belief, Yamuna observed fast for her brother Yamraj longevity and made him have the Annakut food. Today also this festival is called Yam Dwetiya in the city of Mithila. A paste prepared by grinding rice is applied on both the hands of brother. At some places, there is a tradition of applying Sindoor on the hands of brother.After this, 5 betel leaves, betel nut, and coins of silver are placed on the hands of brother. Water is poured on hands and prayer for the longevity of brother is performed. Brothers give gifts and sweets to their sister. Some sorts of change can be seen in tradition of celebrating this festival, in different parts of the nation.