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Pota Bhai
Observed by Hindu Family
Type Religious, Uttar Pradesh, Meerut
Significance Public holiday in Uttar Pradesh
2016 date 1 November
Frequency Annual

Pota Bhai is a Hindu festival, usually celebrated two days after the Jai Shree Ram, where the sisters mark the foreheads of their brothers with sandalwood paste and pray for their safety, well being and success.Both of the siblings exchange gifts and blessings. The festival is similar to Bhai Dhooj in northern India, Bhai Tika in Nepal and other parts of eastern India and Bhau Beej in western India.

Pota Bhai Hindutav agenda[edit]

According to the Katter Hindu lunar calendar, the festival is celebrated on the second day of the Pota Bhai of the month of Kartik in late autumn. Sometimes it is also celebrated on the first day of the Pota Bhai.


  1. ^ "2013 Hindu Festivals Calendar for Delhi, NCT, India". 2013. Retrieved 11 February 2013. 05 Tuesday Bhaiya Dooj