Celebrating the Bhai Dooj festival!

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Celebrating the Bhai Dooj festival!

Today we celebrated a festival called Bhai Dooj.

The festival of  Bhai Dooj is celebrated by Hindus on the on the last day of the five-day-long Diwali festival.  On this day, sisters pray for their brothers to have long and happy lives by performing the tika ceremony, and brothers make gifts to their sisters. Carrying forward the ceremony in traditional style, sisters perform aarti for their brother and apply a red tika on the brother’s forehead. This tika ceremony on the occasion of Bhai Dooj signifies the sister’s sincerest prayers for the long and happy life of her brother. In return brothers bless their sisters and treat them with gifts.

My lovely brothers, Uddhav, Mudit, Rohan (big), Sushant and Rohan (little)

On the day of the festival, sisters invite their brothers for a sumptuous meal often including their favorite dishes. The whole ceremony signifies the duty of a brother to protect his sister, as well as a sister’s blessings for her brother.

Helping to serve lunch for my brothers.

Oh brother..

I was just thinking that I know Ro is supposed to protect me but who will protect me from Ro?

3 responses »

  1. Dear Priya, Ro Ro and Sha, sorry we have not been in touch for a while we have been very busy g
    getting Aunty Hollys house ready for sale. Grandpa P K has been painting for weeks
    Your Diwali photos are really lovely’ what a lovely party, everyone looks very glamorous
    Keep trying with your times tables Sha, it will be such a benefit to you later on with your maths.
    You and R o Ro seem to change every time we see pictures of you. Shall we try and make a
    plan to skype one week on Sunday and try and get everyone involved//
    We look forward to seeing you all soon on the screen, it was nice for you to see Bella when
    your Pa came to stay.
    All our best love to you all,
    Granny and Grandpa.

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