NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted the nation on the occasion of Bhai Dooj today. He took to Twitter and said, “Best wishes to all of you on the holy occasion of Bhai Dooj.”
Bhai Dooj, the festival of a symbol of brother-sister love is being celebrated all over the country today. On this day, sisters pray for their brothers to have long and happy lives by performing Tika ceremony and brothers offer gifts to their sisters.
भाई दूज के पावन अवसर पर आप सभी को बहुत-बहुत शुभकामनाएं।
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 1605494112000
Bhaiya Dooj is also known as Bhau Beej and Bhathru Dwithiya. As per Hindu traditions. it is believed that Goddess Yamuna fed her brother Yamraj on Kartik Dwitiya at her own home. Since then this day is known as Yama Dwitiya.
(With inputs from agencies)