New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Moidi today greeted the countrymen on auspicious occasion of Bhai Dooj.
"Warm greetings on the auspicious occasion of Bhai Dooj, the festival celebrating the special bond between a sister and brother," the Prime Minister said.
The holy festival of Bhai Dooj is celebrated two days after Diwali.
The purpose of celebrating Bhai Dooj is to cement the solid bond between brothers and sisters.
On this day, a sister applies 'Tilak' (a mixture of holy turmeric and rice seeds) on her brother's forehead and wishes for his long life, success and health.
The history goes way back, when sisters used to prepare for this day even before Diwali and on this day, they used to specially prepare special dishes and sweets for their beloved brothers.