Bhai Dooj, the festival of symbol of brother-sister love is being celebrated all over the country today. On this day sisters pray for their brothers to have long and happy lives by performing Tika ceremony and brothers offer gifts to their sisters. Bhaiya Dooj is also known as Bhau Beej and Bhathru Dwithiya.
This day is also observed as Yama Dwitiya. As per legends, Goddess Yamuna fed her brother Yamraj on Kartik Dwitiya at her own home. Since then this day is known as Yama Dwitiya.
In Uttar Pradesh, Mathura, district administration has made elaborate arrangements in anticipation of huge crowd at Vishram Ghat along Yamuna for mass bathing today on this occasion. Lakhs of people take the customary bath in the Yamuna on Bhai Dooj.