Today is the festival of Bhai Dooj or Bhau Beej

Bhai Dooj or Bhau Beej is a festival celebrated during the Diwali festival. The celebrations of the day are similar to the festival of Rakhi or Raksha Bandhan.

On this day, sisters perform puja in the morning and pray to Gods and Goddesses for better future, health and prosperity of their brothers.

Then they perform aarti and apply tilak on the foreheads of their brothers.

In return, brothers bless their sisters and may give them gifts or cash.

The festival celebrates the love and bond between sisters and brothers.

It symbolizes the duty of a brother to protect his sister, and a sister's blessings for her brother's long and happy life.