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Bhaubeej/Bhau-Beej is a ceremony performed by Hindus on the second day after Diwali.


Bhaubeej is brother-sister occasion celebrated on the fifth day of Deewali. Basundi poori or shrikhand poori are prepared for this occasion. Dhanatrayodashi, Narakchaturdashi, Amavasya (Laxmi Pujan), Balipratipada and Yamadvitiya (Bhaubeej) are the five days, which comprise Diwali. Every day has peculiar religious significance in Maharashtra. Bahubeej is celebrated on the last day.

Brothers are regarded as the protectors of the sisters in Hindu religion. Sisters invite their brothers for a meal on Bhaubeej in Maharashtra. The sisters perform aarti and pray to the Lord for the welfare of their brothers. Brothers in return present gifts to sisters. For those who doesn't have brother perform a puja to the Moon-God.