Today is the last day of the festival Diwali.
Today is the last day of Kartik Shukla Dwitiya, the second biggest festival of Nepalis. Bhaitika (Bhai Dooj) is being celebrated every year like Kartik Shukla Dwitiya.
In Bhaitika, the sisters traditionally apply Pancharangi or Saptarangi Tika to their brothers with reverence, faith and loyalty, wishing them longevity, health and prosperity. After the sisters vaccinate the brothers, the brothers also vaccinate the sisters.
Chairman of the Nepal Panchang Adjudicating Committee Prof. Dr. Ram Chandra Gautam says that there is a classical belief that worshiping sisters brings unbroken happiness and prosperity.
This year, Bhaitika’s best site is at 11:37 in the morning, according to the Nepal Panchang Adjudicating Committee.
“Even though there is no obstacle to vaccinate Bhaitika throughout the day, the best time to search for the site is 11:37 in the morning. This time has been taken out as it should be noon time to vaccinate Bhaitika,” said Prof. Dr. Gautam, chairman of the committee.
The committee has stated that the brothers should return to the east and the west should return. If you do this, you will be right on the moon in the north. There is a classical rule that the moon should be moved forward or to the right in auspicious deeds.
The committee has stated that the state administrator should vaccinate on the auspicious time
The lamp, urn and Ganesha are worshiped on the day of Lakshmi Puja before being worn today (Bhaitika). Then in the Ashta Dal written on the original plate, Markandeya, Ashvatthama, Bali, Vyas, Hanuman, Vibhishan, Kripacharya and Parashuram are worshiped. They wear garlands of flowers, including centipede or godavari.
Despite the publicity that the rainbow vaccine will be used during the festival, the classical belief is that the vaccine used during the festival will be red, white, yellow, green and blue, said Gautam.
There is a religious and social tradition that after the vaccination, the sisters give the brothers food including okhar, katus, maramsala and celeriac and the brothers also show respect to the sisters by giving them clothes and symbols of good fortune.
According to mythology, Tihar, the second largest festival of Nepalis, and Bhaitika are associated with the king of death, Yamaraj, and his sister, Yamuna.
In ancient times, the king of death, Yamaraj, came to earth from Yamalok to visit his sister Yamuna. It was raining at that time. Where did Yamraj stay in Yamuna for five years? On the fifth day of Yamapanchaka, Yamuna worshiped her brother and gave him gifts and received blessings from him. It is believed that the festival has been celebrated since then.