Bhai Dooj on 09th November, Friday

The Bhai Dooj in India is celebrated on the second lunar day of Shukla Paksha (bright fortnight) of the Kartika month of the Vikram Samvat Hindu calendar. The occasion falls on the last day of the five days long Diwali festival. The current date of Bhai Dooj for the year 2018 occurs on 09 November which is Friday.

Bhai Dooj Celebration outside India

The festival of Bhai Dooj is also celebrated by the Hindus of Nepal where it is known as Bhai Tika. The occasion of Bhai Tika or Kija Puja is celebrated on the fifth day of the Tihar festival which is equivalent to the Diwali celebrations of India. Bhai Tika falls on the Dwitiya of Kartik Sukla Paksha every year according to the Vikram Samvat calendar.

Auspicious Timing of Bhaiya Dooj celebration 2018

According to the Hindu mythology and astrology, timing does have an important role in the celebration of any special occasion. In order to attain the blessings of the Gods and Goddesses, people need to celebrate special days at the appropriate timings to ward off the influence of evil and negative power. This appropriate timing for the celebration of an occasion is depicted by the Panchang, the old Hindu calendar that is based on Vikram Samvat era. Here are the crucial details related to the special occasion as shown below:

Shubh Timing to Celebrate Raksha Bandhan 2018!

Shubh Muhurat for the Bhai Dooj Ceremony 13:10 to 15:27
Total Duration for Bhai Dooj Ceremony 2 Hours 17 Mins
Dwitiya Tithi Begins 08th November 2018 at 22:37
Dwitiya Tithi End 09th November 2018 at 22:50

Celebrations of Bhai Dooj for the next five years

The date of the second lunar day of Shukla Paksha in Kartika month of the Vikram Samvat Hindu calendar keeps on changing every year. Here is the table that depicts the celebration date of Bhai Dooj for the next five years that covers the period of the year 2018 to 2022.

Day Date Year
Friday 9th November 2018
Tuesday 29th October 2019
Monday 16th November 2020
Saturday 6th November 2021
Wednesday 26st October 2022