After the high voltage celebrations of Diwali, the festival of lights and fire-crackers, sisters all over India get ready for the Hindu ritual of Bhai Dooj.
This is an auspicious occasion when sisters ceremonize their love by putting an auspicious tilak or a vermilion mark on the forehead of their brothers and show him the light of the holy flame as a mark of love and protection from evil forces. Sisters are lavished with gifts, goodies and blessings from their brothers.
Also known as Bhai Tika or Bhai Phonta in various regions of India and Nepal, this year this festival falls today - November 5. Read Full Article
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