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Which festival is also Known as Yamadwitiya?

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Asked by dnyaneshwar, 30 Jul '09 09:36 pm
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Bhayyaduj
Answered by Manju Sikri, 30 Jul '09 09:39 pm

 
  
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The fifth day of Deepavali or Diwali is celebrated as Bhaiya Dooj, popularly know as Bhai Dooj. The name itself denotes the day of the festival i.e it falls on Dooj, the second day after the new moon. The festival of Diwali is not complete without "Bhaiyya-Duj" in the Hindi-speaking belt, "BhavBij" in the Marathi-speaking communities, "Bhai Phota" to the Bengalees and in Nepal by the name of "Bhai-Tika".

As the legend goes Yamraj, the God of Death visited his sister Yami on this particular day. She put the auspicious tilak on his forehead, garlanded him and led him with special dishes and both of them together ate the sweets, talked and enjoyed themselves to their heart's content, while parting Yamraj gave her a special gift as a token of his love and in return Yami also gave him a lovely gift which she had made with her own hands. That is why this day of Bhayyaduj is also known by the name of "YAMA-DWITIYA"
Answered by Krishnakumar G. Nair, 30 Jul '09 09:38 pm

 
  
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The last day of Diwali is yamadwitiya, also known as 'Bhau bij'.
Answered by Naresh Swain, 30 Jul '09 09:37 pm

 
  
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That is why this day of Bhayyaduj is also known by the name of "YAMADWITIYA" Since older days
Answered by Oberoi, 30 Jul '09 09:37 pm

 
  
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