Bhau Beej 2016 date – The celebration of Brother-Sister Relationship during Diwali 2016 - Bhaubeej

Bhaubeej is observed on the second day of Kartik Month in Maharashtra and Goa and it is one of the important observances during Diwali. Bhau Beej 2016 date is November 1. Also known as Bhai Beej, on the day sisters invites brothers to their home and offers a sumptuous meal. The festival is also known as Yama Dwitiya and is more popularly known as Bhai Dooj in North India.

Bhau Beej celebrates brother-sister relationship and in Hindu culture brothers are regarded as the protectors of sisters. On the day, sisters pray for the welfare of their brothers and perform Aarti. Sisters prepare sweets and other favorite delicacies of their brothers on the day.

Those women who have no brothers offer puja to Lord Chandra – the moon god.

On Bhau Beej day, sisters show affection brothers by applying a Tika or Tilak. Legend has it that Lord Yama, the Hindu God of death, after being affectionately welcomed by his sister, Yami, had given the boon that those brothers who receive Tika from their sisters will not have the suffer the pains of hell.