Bhai Dooj Festival and It's Importance
Bhai Dooj - also known as Bhau Beej in Maharashtra, Bhai Tika in Nepal and Bhai Phonta in Bengal - is the second most celebrated festival after Rakshabandhan which reveres the unconditional love of brother and sister.
On this wonderful occasion, sisters pray for the long life, prosperity and well being of their brothers and the brother promises her to always protect and stand with her in all odds. Bhaidooj falls on the second lunar day of the Shukla Paksha in Kartik month as per the Vikram Samvat Hindu Calendar or two days after Diwali, which is the biggest Hindu festival.
In the southern part of India, this day is celebrated as Yam Dwitiya, because as per the legends this day is the meeting day of Lord Yama (God of Death) and his sister the Yamuna (the famous river).
Also, as per the popular Hindu legend, Lord Krishna after killing the demon King Narkasura, went to meet his sister Subhadra and she welcomed Lord Krishna with sweets and flowers and also applied tilaka on his forehead and since then this day is celebrated as a festival which signifies the love and admiration between brother and sister.
How to Celebrate Bhai Dooj
On the day of the festival, sisters prepare delicious dishes and sweets for their brothers and both brothers and sisters wear new and traditional clothes.
Sisters invite their brothers and make a seat for her brother in a traditional style by flour of rice. Then, she applies a red tikka on the forehead of her brother with a paste of vermilion, curd and rice. Next, the sister offers betel leaves, betel nuts, a flower of pumpkin and coins on the palms of her brother and pours water slowly while chanting a mantra to make an offering to Lord Yama. After this, sister ties a Kalawa thread on the wrist of brother and aarti of the brother is performed, post which the brother is offered some sweets and water. Subsequently, a Diya is lit facing the south direction and this completes the ritual of Bhai Dooj.
After the rituals of Bhai Dooj are completed, sisters and brothers exchange gifts with each other and blessings from the elders is taken. Siblings gift each other their favourite items and sometimes sisters demand a particular object from their wish list and the brothers happily fulfil their demand. The gifts can be chosen from an array of large variety that can include Gold and Silver jewellery, clothing, chocolates, sweets, dry fruits, gadgets or even gift hampers. This exchange of gifts strengthens the bond between siblings and few gifts constantly remind them of their relation and love for each other.
Bhai Dooj Gifts for Brother
The gift will be a real gift when it will be delivered from a pure heart and the liking of the other person is also taken care off. This Bhai Dooj we are showing some of the best gifts which a brother can not reject. It will definitely gonna strengthen your relationship and it will pour sweetness in your relation.
Try gifting these gifts to your brother and you will see the happiness on his face yourself.
Gleaming Princely Blue Kurta Highlighted with Allover Stitch Line
Your dear brother is definitely going to look dapper in this princely blue kurta by Manyavar. The beautiful textured design on this jacquard fabric makes the kurta attractive and the elegant stitching all over the lining of kurta gives it the perfect royal look. Styled with a Mandarin Collar, this Kurta is best suited for festivals and wedding celebrations and can be purchased from Manyavar for Rs. 2,999.
Candere By Kalyan Jewellers Contemporary Collection 22k Yellow Gold Highway Chain Necklace
This golden chain for men is made in 22K gold (91.6% pure gold) by Kalyan Jewellers under the Candere collection and is BIS Hallmark certified. The design and product quality is mesmerizing and would add a charisma to the personality of your brother. This beautiful Gold Chain makes for an ideal Bhai Dooj gift and is available in various sizes starting from Rs. 38,138 at Amazon.
Casio Edifice Analog Blue Dial Men's Watch
If your brother likes chronographs, then this timekeeper is worth a gift for his watch collection. Apart from the main analog dial, it has three distinct small chronograph dials for an hour, minute and second respectively. Not only this, this watch has a sporty look with its resin strap and when in action, it can bear 100-meter water depth and also has a stopwatch for the fitness enthusiasts. This Casio Edifice series watch comes with a 2-year warranty and can be purchased from Amazon for Rs.8,635.
J. Hampstead Medium Grey Super 130’s 100% Wool Suit Length Fabric (Unstitched – 3 Mtr)
Bhai Dooj marks the beginning of winters and the wedding season, so why not to gift something which is useful to embrace the cold and also helps your brother to attend any function in a suave suit. This Wool Length Suit Fabric by J. Hampstead is weaved out of 90% Australian Merino Wool and 10% Tasmania Wool. The three-meter premium quality fabric is available for Rs. 13,885 on thelibasstore.com.
15-inch Trolley Laptop Strolley Bag
Your brother is a white-collar professional and has to frequently visit other cities Then, you can give him a pleasant surprise in the form of this Trolley Laptop Strolley Bag as a Bhai Dooj Gift. This leatherette made bag has a capacity of 20 litres and has a total of four compartments. The front compartment is adequate to hold a 15 inch laptop, the second one can hold small clothes and files etc., the third one is the largest and has adequate space to accommodate clothes for a short trip and at the backside of the bag is the small zipper pocket where you can keep small items like mobile chargers, papers, pen or your sunglasses. This useful and stylish trolley bag is available on Flipkart for Rs. 4,813.
Bhai Dooj Gifts for Sister
A gift will be more beautiful when it will be from the twin side. When a sister is giving gift to the brother it becomes brothers responsibility too to gift something in return. Above we have shown some of the gift which every brother will like but we have a collection of gifts for the sisters too. This collection we have taken care of girls liking so you can surely buy any of these with just one click.
The Body Shop Shea Premium Selection Medium Gift Set
You might have shared a few scratches and sibling fights with your sister, the memories of which still brings a glee on your face, but now both of you are living in separate cities and miss the good old times. Remind your sister this Bhaidooj that she holds a special place in your life and deserves the best for her care. The Body Shop Shea Premium Selection Medium Gift Set has five premium quality body and face care products by The Body Shop and is available on Amazon for Rs. 4,556.
Maroon Cotton Straight Suit Set
This trendy and stylish Cotton Straight Suit Set is a perfect wear for office wear as well as for small parties. A straight kurta with mock placket decorated with buttons, printed palazzo and contrast colour printed dupatta gives it ‘traditional wear with modern touch’ look. This Maroon Cotton Straight Suit Set is available on biba.in for Rs. 3,299.
Platinum and Diamond Ring
As they say, ‘Diamonds are forever’ and this statement is more potent when you have a diamond crafted in a precious metal like Platinum. This Platinum and Diamond ring by Tanishq is an epitome of perfection and this rock-solid beauty has five round diamonds crafted in a flower shape in the white coloured platinum metal. This ring is available on tanishq.co.in for Rs. 41,897.
Calvin Klein Women's Luella Pebble Cross-Body Satchel Bag
Women love their handbags and this one from Calvin Klein is definitely going to make them feel proud of their handbag collection. This Cross-Body Satchel Bag completes the look of a modern woman and is not too tall and has enough space to keep the ladies stuff and even a mini I Pad can easily fit in this bag. The zippered exterior pocket with the brand logo flashing below the zip makes it look all classy and stylish. It can be purchased for Rs. 16,690 from Amazon.
Chandrakala Women's Cotton Silk Blend Indian Ethnic Banarasi Saree with Blousepiece
This can be a nice gift for your sister if she loves to wear Saree. This Cotton Silk Blend Indian Ethnic Banarasi Saree is handcrafted in Varanasi and 100% original designer fabric. This Saree is light and comfortable wear and perfect for wedding wear, parties and festivals etc. This beautiful Saree can be purchased from Amazon for Rs. 8,999.
Bhai Dooj Gadget Gifts for Brothers and Sisters
When it comes to gift something to this new generation we should know that traditional gifts being replaced by gadgets. Today it doesn't matter whether it's for boy or girl, all are tech-friendly. So why not just go with the trend. Here we are showing some of the best examples which no one can reject and everyone will like also for sure.
Apple iPhone 11
If your sibling has a liking for Apple products, then the latest Apple iPhone 11 can be a good gifting option for Bhaidooj. The 6.1-inch liquid retina HD display makes the screen a live entertainment zone and the dual camera with 12MP ultra-wide and wide cameras for crisp and sharp pictures even in dark and the 4K video recording at 60 fps lets you capture the important moments of your life in super HD. Fast charging, wireless charging and water and dust resistant are some of the other premium features in this trendy phone of Apple and is available on Amazon for Rs. 64,900.
Bose SoundSport Free Wireless Headphones
Bose Sound Sport Free by Bose can be a great gift for your music lover sibling. These premium earphones comes with the signature ‘Bose Stayhear’ sports tips in three sizes (Small, Medium and Large), which are specially designed to fit to the shape of your ear resulting in a firm and secure fit and the non sealing ear tips design doesn’t put pressure on the internal part of the ear. These earphones come with an IPX4 water resistance rating which qualifies them as sweat and weather resistant gadgets. You can receive calls, play or pause your music, change volume and also access voice assistant command right from the earbuds. With a battery backup of 5 hours and an additional 10 hours of backup with the magnetized case, these Sporty Earbuds are available on Amazon for Rs. 13,289.
ASUS Gaming Laptop 15.6" FHD 120Hz
If your sibling is crazy about gaming and is also planning to purchase a laptop for personal use, then this tuff machine may be the right gift on this Bhaidooj. A FHD 15.6 inches screen provides an expanded view of the games and the 2.1 GHz base speed AMD processor paired with 8 GB of DDR4 RAM (expandable up to 32 GB) provides a solid base for those heavy HD games and ensures that the laptop never hangs in between. Further, the hyper-cool technology provided anti-dust cooling keeps your laptop’s temperature in control during heavy usage. This gaming laptop can be owned from Amazon for Rs. 52,990.
Sony PS4 Pro 1TB Console
Another wonderful gift option for the gamers and your sibling is definitely going to love this if he/she is into gaming. The 4K gaming Sony PS4 takes HD games to another level with the sharp graphics, stunning colours, smooth textures and stable operations while playing games. The PS4 Pro 1 TB console comes with a 1-year warranty at Amazon for Rs. 31,999.
Kindle Paperwhite (10th gen) - 6" High-Resolution Display with Built-in Light, 8GB, Waterproof, WiFi
Moving on from gaming to studying or rather reading, this gifting option is for those siblings who like to read a lot and are always looking forward to purchasing new books and novels etc. This 10th gen Kindle Paperwhite has a 6 inches high resolution 330 PPI glare-free display which can be read like real paper even in sunlight. It has a built-in adjustable light which lets you read in outdoors or indoors and in any type of lighting conditions. The 8 GB inbuilt memory can accommodate thousands of book and you can get access to millions of titles and new releases with the Kindle Unlimited feature. Also, the battery can last for weeks on a single charge and this Kindle Paperwhite edition can be purchased from Amazon for Rs. 10,249.
Bonus Gift: Bhaidooj Tikka Thali with Mewa Bites & Personalized Crystal
Any Hindu festival is incomplete without sweets and dry fruits and what better than a package of both, along with a Personalized Crystal which can have the photo of your sibling or both of you. This Bhaidooj Tikka Thali with Mewa Bites & Personalized Crystal can be given as an additional gift item along with the above-recommended gifts and will complete the auspiciousness with its sweetness and the memento in form of the photo crystal. This gift set includes a designer oval-shaped thali along with 250 gms. Mewa Bite and a round crystal with stand and can be purchased from igp.com for Rs. 1,325.
No idea what to do the rest of the day?
After receiving gifts, let the day blast into much more fun. You are all together at home after so long, plan a mini trip, organize a dance party, what better way to make use of this festival. Cook your brothers or sisters their favourite food, serve the family. At the end of the traditions, The goal should be to bring together the family whenever you get even a little chance.