Bhai Phota is a traditional festival celebrated in all over in West Bengal in every home with special dishes. It is celebrated on the second day of Kali Puja. In this festival every sister prays for her brother's for long life and every brothers promises their sister's to protect them from evils.
In Hindu mythology, Yamuna, is the sister of Yama Raj (God of Death) prays for her brother's welfare and applies "Phota" on his forehead with chanting a Sanskrit Mantra
Bhai Phota Recipes
There are large varietes of food items. Some sample items are as follows.