Today, on November 12, everyone in India is immersed in the celebration of Govardhan Puja. This day is also known as Annakuta. On this day, people build Goverdhan hill and Lord Krishna (ideally using cow dung) and also worship the cows, as they are greatly loved by Krishna.
The celebrations don’t end yet; tomorrow, on November 13, everyone would be celebrating the bond between brothers and sisters. This festival is popularly known as Bhaiya or Bhai Dooj. Hindus in Nepal and India, celebrate this festival with utmost enthusiasm.
This day is observed as the last day of the Diwali celebration. This festival is further known by different names in different regions of India:
• Bhai Dooj in Northern India
• Bhau Beej, Bhai Bij or Bhav Bij in Maharashtra, Goa, Gujarat and Karnataka
• Bhai Tika in Nepal
• Yamadwitheya or Yamadvitiya
• Bhai Phota in Bengal
• Bhatru Dviteeya or Bhatri Ditya
Thus, all the festivals are celebrated with great dedication, devotion, joy and happiness.