Holi Bhai Dooj 2022: Bhai Dooj is one of the important festivals in Hindu culture. Like Raksha Bandhan, this unique day also symbolizes the bond of affection between brother and sister. As the name suggests, this day is celebrated on the date of Dwitiya Tithi.
Interestingly, two Bhai Dooj are celebrated in a year. Notably, the popular Bhatri Dwitiya (Bhai Dooj) is celebrated in the month of Kartik, two days after Diwali. But, according to the lunar calendar, Holi Bhai Dooj festival is celebrated on the second day i.e. on the second day of the month of Falgun on the Krishna Paksha. Hence, depending on the day of Holika Dahan, it may fall on the next day or on the second day after Rangwali Holi.
Holi Bhai Dooj 2022 Date: Holi Bhai Dooj will be celebrated on Sunday, March 20, two days after Holi.
Holi Bhai Dooj 2022 Date Time (Holi Bhai Dooj 2022 Date and shubh muhurat): Start: March 19 at 11:35 am
Ends: March 20 at 10:10 am
Holi Bhai Dooj importance and significance: This delightful occasion is dedicated to the beautiful bond between brothers and sisters. On this day sisters pray for the well being of their brothers by performing aarti of their brother and applying tika or tilak on their brother’s forehead.
Like every Hindu festival, the background story of Bhai Dooj is mesmerizing. According to legends, this ritual is associated with Goddess Yamuna and her brother Lord Yama who was a descendant of Lord Shunga and Sangya. It is believed that Yamuna often invited Yama to visit her home.
But, being busy with work, Yama politely declined his sister’s invitation. However, one day he surprised her by visiting his sister Yamuna’s house. This pleased Yamuna and she welcomed her brother Yama by applying a tika on his forehead and also prepared various dishes for him. After that Yamuna asked him to bless the brothers with long life on Bhai Dooj. From that day onwards this day became important in Hindu tradition.