Time: October (2 days after the celebration of Kali puja)
Significance: brother and sister pray for each other's sound
health and good luck
Calcutta Bhai Phota festival takes place 2 days after the celebration
of Kali puja. Bhai Phota festival of Kolkata India is basically the
Bhaiya Dooj festival of North Indians. On Bhai Phota, the sister fasts
in the morning till she applies a tilak made from sandalwood on her
brother's forehead. While doing so, she prays to God for the sound
health, safety and prosperity of her brother. The brother in return
presents gift to her sister. Thereafter, both the brother and sister
offer sweets to each other.
Here is provided information on the Bhai Phota festival of Calcutta/Kolkata India.