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Bhai Dooj during Diwali 2007

Bhai Dooj celebrates the relationship between brother and sister and is observed twice a year – after Holi and after Diwali. Bhai Dooj during Diwali 2007 is on November 11. Dooj is observed two days after Diwali. Bhai Dooj is observed as Yama Dvitiya in South India.On this day, a sister shows her affection to her brother by applying a teeka. Married women visit her brother’s home on this day or both brother and sister assemble in a convenient place or married sisters invite their brothers to their homes.Usually, the sister brings a couple of puja items in a ‘thaali’ during Bhai Dooj. This involves coconut, batashas, mithai, fruits, seven paans, roli and little rice. Sister applies a teeka on the brother and gives him a few of the eatables along with a coconut piece. The puja is usually done in the morning.

Upanishad Quotes – Shvetashvatara Upanishad

With earnest effort hold the senses in check. Controlling the breath, regulate the vital activities. As a charioteer holds back his restive horses, so does a persevering aspirant restrain his mind.
Shvetashvatara Upanishad, 2.9.The soul is born and unfolds in a body, with dreams and desires and the food of life. And then it is reborn in new bodies in accordance with its former works. The quality of the soul determines its future body--earthly or airy, heavy or light.
Shvetashvatara Upanishad, 5.11-12Than whom there is naught else higher, than whom there is naught smaller, naught greater, the One stands like a tree established in heaven. By Him, the Person, is this whole universe filled.
Shvetashvatara Upanishad 3.9