Bhai Photo 2023 Date: In the Bengali community, there are many festivals with their own uniqueness, and one of them is Bhai Phota, also known as Bhai Tika or Bhai Dooj. According to the calendar, Bhai Phota is celebrated every year on the second day of Shukla Paksha of Kartik month.
Bhai Phota is a festival that symbolizes the unbreakable bond, love and goodwill between brothers and sisters. This festival is celebrated with enthusiasm and joy all over Bengal. However, the traditions and name of the festival may vary from place to place. Let us know when Bhai Phota is celebrated in Bengal this year and what is the significance of this day.
When is Bhai Photo 2023 (Bhai Photo Date 2023):
This year, Bhai Phota or Bhai Tika is scheduled to be celebrated on November 15, 2023. Dwitiya Tithi of Kartik Shukla Paksha will start on November 14, 2023 at 02:36 PM and end on November 15 at 01:47 PM. , Therefore, according to the sunrise time, this festival will be celebrated on 15th November.
How Bhai Phota is celebrated in Bengal:
Bhai Photo, also known as Bhai Tika, is celebrated on the day of Bhai Dooj. On this day sisters apply tilak to their brothers. This mark, known as Mangal Tilak, is applied with wishes for the brother’s long and healthy life. After this, brothers also give gifts to their sisters. Married sisters either come from their in-laws’ house to apply tilak or brothers come to meet their sisters. On this day, both brother and sister observe fast and eat food only after applying tilak. Bhai Phota is one of the major festivals of West Bengal and is celebrated with grandeur.
The religious significance attached to the festival of Bhai Phota is that on the second day of Kartik Shukla Paksha, Yama’s sister Yami invited Yamraj to her house and honored him with a feast. Hence, it is also known as Yama Dwitiya.
Celebrations in different areas:
- West Bengal: Bhai Phota or Bhai Tika is celebrated on the second day of Kartik Shukla Paksha.
- Maharashtra: In Maharashtra this festival is known as ‘Bhau Beej’ as brothers are called ‘Bhau’ in Marathi.
- Uttar Pradesh: Here it is known as Bhai Dooj and sisters apply tilak to their brothers and then feed them sweets.
- Bihar: In Bihar it is known as ‘Godhan’ or ‘Gothan’. On this day, sisters scold their brothers and after that the sisters apply tilak to their brothers, tie a sacred thread on their wrist and feed them sweets.