Bhai Phonta

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Bhai Phonta (ভাইফোঁটা)
Observed byBengali Hindu families
TypeReligious (Hindu)

Bhai Phota or Bhai Phonta (Bengali: ভাইফোঁটা) is a Hindu festival. The Bhai Phota ritual begins at the moment when Amavasya ends. Protipod and Dwitiya are the tithes next to Amavasya. Similar to the Bhai Dooj festival of north India, it takes place during Diwali on the second or third day of the month of Kartik. The festival is centred on rituals where brothers and sisters honour each other.[1]


  1. ^ "Bhai Phota 2018, Bhai Phota Dates". Society for the Confluence of Festivals in India. Retrieved 5 February 2018.