New Year and Bhai Dooj: 26 October 2022

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New Year and Bhai Dooj: 26 October 2022

The day of Deepawali is the last day of the year and the next day is the first day of the new year, the day of the beginning of Vikram Samvat (according to the Gujarati calendar).  One who is happy on that day, goes with his happiness throughout the year.

Lord Vyasji says in Mahabharata:
Oh Yudhishthira!  Today, on the first day of the new year, the person who lives in joy, his whole year goes in joy and the one who lives in mourning, his whole year is spent in mourning.

It is also considered auspicious to see auspicious things on the day of Deepawali, on the day of the new year, it is considered to be virtuous.  like  :
Perfect Brahmin, Tirtha, Vaishnava, God-statue, Suryadev, Sati woman, Sanyasi, Yeti, Brahmachari, Cow, Agni, Guru, Gajraj, Lion, White horse, Shuk, Kokil, Khanjarit (Knock), Swan, Peacock, Neelkanth,  Conch bird, Cow with calf, Peepal tree, Woman with husband and son, Pilgrim, Deepak, Gold, Gem, Pearl, Diamond, Ruby, Basil, White flower, Fruit, White grain, Ghee, Curd, Honey, Filled pitcher, Lava  , Mirror, Water, Garland of white flowers, Gorochan, Camphor, Silver, Pond, Garden full of flowers, Moon of Shukla Paksha, Sandalwood, Musk, Kumkum, Ensign, Akshayavat (Vatvriksha located in Prayag and Gaya), Devvriksha (Google)  Devalaya, Deval Reservoir, Dependent devotee of the deity, Devata, fragrant air, conch shell, Dundubhi, shell, coral, crystal gem, root of Kush, soil of Gangaji, Kush, copper, Book of Puranas, instrument of Lord Vishnu with pure and seed mantra  , smooth cow, gem, ascetic, siddha mantra, ocean, Krishnasar (black) antelope, sacrifice, great festival, cow urine, cow dung, cow milk, twilight, cowshed, bun, field full of ripe crops, beautiful (virtuous) Padmini, beautiful  Adorned with costumes, clothes and divine ornaments  Good luck women, Kshemkari, Gandha, Durva, Rice and Akshat (unbroken rice), Siddhanna (cooked food) and the best food – all of these are meritorious.
(Brahmavaivarta Purana, Shri Krishna Janma Khand, Chapter: 76 and 78)

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But in whose heart God has appeared, if one finds a saint like Lilashahji Bapu, such as Narsinh Mehta, then it should be understood that God has a very special, very special grace on us.
(Rishi Prasad: October 2010)

Bhai Dooj – 26 October 2022

The festival of Bhai Dooj is widely known on Kartik Shukla Dwitiya Tithi. This festival may be a symbol of the sacred love of brother and sister. it’s believed that taking food at sister’s house on this day increases the age of brother. The importance of this festival is as follows-

consistent with religious texts, on the day of Kartik Shukla Dwitiya, Yamuna invited her brother Yama to his house and fed him with hospitality. that’s why this festival is also known as Yama Dwitiya. Then Yamraj was pleased and gave him this boon that the one that worships Yama after bathing in the Yamuna on this day will not have to go to Yamlok after death. Yamuna, the daughter of Surya, is that the goddess Swarupa who removes all the troubles.
His brother is Yamraj, the god of death. Bathing in Yamuna river and worshiping Yamuna and Yamraj is taken into account to be of great importance on the day of Yama Dwitiya. On today sister prays to Yamraj by tilaking her brother with folded hands for his long life. it’s written in Skanda Purana that by pleasing Yamraj on this day, the worshipers get desired results. Wealth, success and longevity are attained.

If you would like to increase your brother’s age, then pray to Yamraj
First of all, both sisters and brothers together worship Yama, Chitragupta and Yama’s messengers and offer Arghya to everyone. Worship the idol of Yama to extend the age of sister and brother. Pray that like Markandeya, Hanuman, Bali, Parashurama, Vyasa, Vibhishana, Kripacharya and Ashwatthama, these eight Chiranjeevis can also make my brother Chiranjeevi.

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After this the sister feeds the brother. After the meal, she applies tilak to her brother. After this the brother gives the gift to the sister the maximum amount as possible. during which gold, jewellery, clothes etc. are given prominently. Such a belief is additionally prevalent among the people that on this day if sister feeds her brother with her own hand, then his life increases and therefore the troubles of his life are removed.

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