Bhai Duj

The fifth day of Diwali is known as Bhai Duj, or Bhai Bij. The main focus on this day is brothers. In the Vedic era, Yamraja visited his sister, Yamina, on this day. He gave his sister a present saying whoever visited her on this day will have their sins forgiven. From then on brothers visit their sisters. People also bathe in the holy waters of the Yamuna river. Fun Fact: Just like Raksha Bandhan is “Brothers day” this day is considered “Sisters day.” Sisters pray for their brothers safety, success, and well being.