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Bhai Dooj - Brother Sister Festival

Bhai Dooj festival is brother and sister festival. bhai means Brother and Dooj means moon. The name 'Dooj' means the second day after the new moon. There is tradition of the sister appling tilak (red vermilion) on her brother's forehead and performs Puja, wishing brother a long and successful life. Brother blesses his sister, prmoise to protect her and offers her Gifts, money. There are couple of stories about bhai duj - how it started. Its origin is sometimes related to the stories of Yamraj and his sister Yamuna and sometimes to the legendary tales of Lord Krishna and his sister Subhadra.