Falls On: The Fifth Day Of Diwali
Special Sweet: Basundi-poori Or Shrikhand Poori
Amavasya (Laxmi Pujan), Balipratipada and Yamadvitiya (Bhaubeej)
are the five days which comprise Diwali, and each day has a peculiar
On the last day is Bhaubeej, a traditional
brother-sister occasion. Sisters invite their brothers for a meal.
They perform an aarti and pray to the Lord for the well-being of
their brother, who is their Protector. In return, the brother bestows
the sister with gifts. Those who do not have a brother perform a
sort of puja to the Moon-God. The Bhau-beej puja is performed in
any case. Basundi-poori or shrikhand poori is the special sweet
prepared for the occasion.