Following the Diwali celebrations, everyone gets ready to spoil their siblings and shower them with gifts on Bhai Dooj.

Bhai Dooj, also known as Yama Dwitiya or Bhai Tika is observed in the Hindu calendar month of Kartika on the second lunar day of the 'Shukla Paksha' following 'Govardhan Pooja' or 'Annakoot.'

The festivities are similar to the Raksha Bandhan ceremony and they portray a sister's love and affection for her brother, as well as a brother's promise to always protect his sister.

Significance of Bhai Dooj

After killing the Demon King Narakasura, Lord Krishna paid a visit to his sister Subhadra, who greeted him warmly. She also applied tika to his forehead with affection, and the day is celebrated as Bhai dooj since then.

Another storey behind this festival of brother and sister is that Yamaraj, the Hindu god of death, paid a visit to his sister Yamuna on this day after the latter failed to see her brother many times. When he finally met his sister after a long time, he was greeted by the Yamuna in a grand and loving manner, which impressed Yamaraj so much that he asked Yamuna to ask for anything in return.

After that, Yamuna urged that he dedicate a day each year when Yamaraj would pay a visit to her sister's home, and thus the tradition was born as a way to honour the bond between siblings.

Unique gift for sibling on Bhai Dooj 2021

  • Bluetooth speakers

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One of the best new age gifts to give your brother or sister is a Bluetooth speaker. It is available in a variety of price ranges and even in an eco friendly version.
Add a tune of music to your festivities and brother-sister bond.

  • Gift card

If you are unsure of your siblings' preferences, giving them a gift card is a good idea.

A gift card can be used at any clothing store or on any online shopping site. This will allow them to select the gift of their choice, and you can even skip the tradition of exchanging money envelopes.

  • Portable gaming console

Give your sibling a portable gaming console if he/she is a gamer who enjoys playing games on phone. The price range starts at 2,000 and is easily available online.

  • Smartwatch

One of the smartest gifts one can give to a millennial sibling is a smartwatch. This is not only fashionable but also practical. You can choose from a variety of smartwatches on the market nowadays.

If you want to put some extra thought into your gifts, you can always customize a hamper containing your siblings' favourites- from chocolates to other products. Your choice.

  • Handmade greeting cards

This one might seem a little old school but nothing is precious than your sibling making an effort for you.

Pinterest is full of greeting card ideas. Go and make one now.

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