Ananda Marga celebrates Brothers Day or
Here below is an article that was written on a blog which describes the celebration and its meaning as seen with the eyes of somebody not familiar to this tradition:
Posted on October 28, 2011
This morning we were privileged to witness the observance of Bhai Tika by our neighbors down stairs. Bhai
Tilaka may be worn on a daily basis or for special religious occasions only, depending on different customs.
Today sisters pray to Yamraja for her brother’s long life and prosperity. The royal astrologer gives the appropriate time to put the tika through the national radio a day before and the entire nation abides by it. The king of Nepal receives tika from his sisters after which a thirty-one-gun salute is given to honor the function. The entire nation observes Bhai Tika.
A Mandap is made in the name of her brother, then the sister put Tika (Seven
The main theme behind
The sister then serves the brothers with some food. We are told that the ceremony is important that those who don’t have brothers can adopt a brother just to perform the ceremony. If you put Tika on a man, he becomes your