New Delhi: Right after Diwali celebrations, the Bhai Dooj or Bhau Beej festival is the recognition of the beautiful bond between a sister and her brother. According to Hindu mythology, Bhai Dooj is the biggest celebration after Diwali.

Sisters celebrating the festival keep a day long fast for the longevity of the brother’s life. A small ritual is performed, following which the sister finally breaks her fast.

Raksha Bandhan and Bhau Beej or Bhai Dooj are similar in context as it involves celebrating the festival between sister and brother.

Below mentioned are the auspicious timing and date:

Bhai Dooj Tika Muhurat: 13:29 to 15:45

Duration = 2 Hours 15 Mins


In Delhi and Gurgaon: 1:09 pm to 3:20 pm

In Mumbai: 1:29 pm to 3:45 pm

In Allahabad: 12:52 pm to 3:04 pm

In Kolkata: 12:26 pm to 02:41 pm

In Patna: 12:39 pm to 2:51 pm


Dwitiya Tithi Begins: 01:39 on 1/Nov/2016

Dwitiya Tithi Ends: 04:11 on 2/Nov/2016