The festive season is upon us and we are celebrating back-to-back festivals. After celebrating Navratri, Karva Chauth etc., we are now marking the festival of lights – Diwali (or Deepawali). It is a five-day festival that begins with Govats Dwadashi and ends with Bhai Dooj. Also called Bhatra Dwitiya (or Bhatru Dwitiya), this festival commemorates the bond between brothers and sisters. This festival has different names in different regions across the country. While it is called Bhai Dooj in the northern part of the country, Bengalis call it Bhai Phonta. In Oriya it is called Bhai Jiuntia, and in Marathi/Gujarati the festival is known as Bhau Beej (or Bhava Bij). In the southern part of the country, this day is celebrated as Yama Dwitiya.
Bhai Dooj 2021: When is Bhatra Dwitiya 2021| Date and Time (Date):
According to the Hindu lunar calendar, Bhai Dooj is celebrated every year on the second lunar day of the Shukla Paksha in the month of Kartik.
This year Bhai Dooj is falling on 6th November 2021 (Saturday).
Bhai Dooj Aaran Timings – 01:16 PM to 03:38 PM
Dwitiya Tithi starts – November 05, 2021 at 11:14 pm
Dwitiya Tithi ends – 07:44 PM November 06, 2021
Bhai Dooj 2021: Significance of Bhai Fonta and how it is celebrated:
As mentioned earlier, this festival signifies the bond between brother and sister. On this day sisters pray for the long, happy and prosperous life of their brothers. And the brothers promise to protect their sisters from all odds.
The brothers and sisters wake up early and observe a fast till the aarti and tika ceremony. This is followed by an exchange of gifts and a grand feast. Food plays a major role in Bhai Dooj celebrations. An elaborate lunch or dinner party is organized to make the day delicious.
Keeping this in mind, we have brought for you some delicious recipes that you can prepare for your brothers and sisters during Bhai Dooj. let’s take a look.
Bhai Dooj 2021 Special: Here are 5 classic recipes for Bhai Dooj:
1. Peshavari Chapel Kebabs
Kebabs make the perfect breakfast or starter at any sumptuous feast. Is not it? Mixed with minced meat, onion, ginger, garlic and a pool of spices – the kebabs melt in the mouth in no time. We bring you an easy kebab recipe that can be easily made at home with very basic ingredients. It is called Chapli Kebab. Click here for the recipe.
2. Aloo Paneer Kebab
A vegetarian version of kebabs, this savory dish is made with potatoes, paneer, onions and some basic spices. This soft and crunchy kebab not only makes a perfect appetizer at any dinner party, but also tastes great when paired with tea. Click here for the recipe.
3. Mutton Boti Masala
What about going for mutton boti masala, Old Delhi-style, for the main course! Lush and succulent mutton chunks marinated in a pool of spices, this dish makes a perfect accompaniment to both rice and roti. Click here for recipe.
4. Vegetarian Jaipuri
Veg Jaipuri is basically a curry made with a pool of aromatic spices along with a variety of seasonal vegetables, cashews. It is rich, nutritious and goes perfectly well with some rotis, naans, papads and pickles. Click here for recipe.
5. Rabri Malpua
No celebration is complete without some sweets. Here we have a sweet dish, where soft and fluffy malpua is served with delicious rabri. Click here for the recipe.
Prepare these delicacies today and make the Bhai Dooj festival delicious. Tell us which dish you liked the most.