PM Narendra Modi greets nation on Bhai Dooj
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday greeted the nation on the occasion of Bhai Dooj, the festival of brother and sister which is being celebrated across the nation.
"Best wishes to everyone on the auspicious occasion of Bhai Dooj," PM Narendra Modi tweeted. Bhai Dooj, the festival symbolising the love of brother-sister, is being celebrated all over the country on Saturday.
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On this day, sisters pray for their brothers to have long and happy lives by performing the Tika ceremony and brothers offer gifts to their sisters.
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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.
Meanwhile, former Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal wrote: "Wishing you all a very Happy Bhai Dooj. Celebrating the unbreakable bond between brother and sister, may the auspicious day bring blessings of love and harmony."
SAD leader Bikram Majithia said, "Warm greetings on Bhai Dooj! What a wonderful celebration of brother-sister love and I urge you all to make it a special day for your sibling."