Today is Bhai Beej -Bhaiya Duj for Indians.
Prayers for Bhai Beej (Bhi Duj) The day after Hindu New Year
Sisters pray for the brother’s long and happy life on this day of Bhai Beej.
Pray to these seven immortal souls of ancient times and ask for their blessings to grant your brother/s and long life.
अश्वथामा बलिर्व्यसः हनुमन्च विभीषण कृपाह परशुरामच सप्तेते चिरन्जिविन
Ashvathama Balirvyasah, hanumancha vibhishanah;
Krupaha Parshuramacha, Saptetey Chiranjijeevah:
Then address the following prayer to Lord Markandeya:
मार्कण्डेय महाभाग,सप्तकल्पा जीवितह
चिरन्जीवी यथा त्वं,लाथा मे भ्रातारं कुरुः
Markandeya Mahabhaga,Saptakalpa Jeevitaha
Chiranjivi Yathaa tvam tathaa me Bhraataaram Kuruhu.
Meaning: O Lord Markandeya, You are most fortunate and are Chiranjeevi (immortal), who will live for the duration of seven Kalpa, Please grant my brother a life as long as yours by virtue of being a Chiranjeevi.