Hindus object Holi commercialization

holi celebrations playing-with colours

Hindus have strongly objected to the commercialization of Holi, Hindu “festival of color”. Ticketed Holi celebrations are reportedly being held in various cities of United Kingdom and Germany in July and August and a ticket can sometimes cost about $56. Such celebrations are usually held from 12:00 to 22:00, sometimes followed by an after party […]

University of North Carolina for hosted Holi Festival

Hindus have applauded University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC) for hosting Holi, Hindu “festival of color”, and are urging other universities of USA and Canada to do the same. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, welcoming this inclusion, called it a “step in the right direction”. He stressed […]

Holi Abhyangasnan (Abhyanga Snan on Dhulivandan)

Holi Abhyangasnan (Abhyanga Snan on Dhulivandan) is an ritual bath performed mainly in Maharashtra, Gujarat and other North Indian states. In 2014, Holi Abhyangasnan date is March 17, Monday. Abhyaga Snana – items or material required Herbal oil for massage on head and body Utane – It is a powder containing various ingredients such as […]

Holi Special Train from Vadodara to Dakor

The Vadodara railway division of Western Railway on Saturday started running Holi special train connecting Vadodara to temple town Dakor in Kheda district. The Holi special train will run between Vadodara-Dakor-Vadodara for three days including Saturday, Sunday and Monday. The special train (09027/09028) will start from Vadodara railway station at 11.05am to reach Dakor at […]

Falgun Purnima 2014, Phalgun Poornima, Holika Purnima in 2014

Falgun Purnima or Phalgun Poornima or Phalguna Pournami or Holika Purnima is the Full Moon day in Falgun month. In 2014, Falgun Poornima date is March 16, Sunday. This auspicious day is dedicated to Lord Krishna and Goddess Lakshmi. During Falguna month, Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati are worshipped but Krishna Puja and Lakshmi Puja […]

Ranga Panchami 2014, Rangapanchami, Shimga in 2014

Holi is also celebrated as Ranga Panchami or Rang Panchami or Shimga in Maharashtra, Konkan regions, some Northern Karnataka districts, and some parts of Madhya Pradesh. In 2014, Ranga Panchami date is March 21. Holi 2014 date is March 16. Ranga Panchami falls on the fifth day after Holi Purnima or on Falgun Krishna Panchami. […]

Phalguna Pournami Teppotsavam in Tirumala Tirupati Swami Pushkarini

Teppotsavam, annual float festival, is celebrated for five days during Phalguna month at Tirumala Tirupati Swami Pushkarini Theertham. In 2014, Teppotsavam in Tirumala Tirupati Swami Pushkarini begins on March 11 and ends on March 16. The annual Teppotsavam begins on Phalguna Dashami and ends on Phalguna Pournami, the Full Moon day in Falguna month. During […]

Complete List of Special Trains for Holi 2014

Here is the Complete List of Special Trains for Holi 2014.. In 2014, Holi festival date is March 16 & 17. Scroll down to check the list of special trains… Train Number Train Name Train Source Stn Source Dep. Time Train Destination Stn Dest. Arr. Time 01001 LTT KRMI AC SPL LOKMANYATILAK T 00:55 KARMALI 11:00 […]

Hutashani Purnima

Hutashani Purnima (Hutashni Purnima) is the Full Moon day in Falguna Month as per Hindu calendar. In 2014, Hutashani Purnima date is March 16. Holika Dahan, the popular ritual related to Holi festival, is performed on Hutashani Purnima. The legend of this ritual dates back to the Kruta Yuga. This story is associated with demon […]

Hindupad ties up with HGG for Eco-friendly Holi colours campaign

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Hindupad.com ties up with Hyderabad Goes Green, HGG, a social enterprise established to encourage people for promoting eco-friendly, herbal, natural, and safe environment around us. It is to note that Holi festival 2014 date is March 16. HGG is now promoting the usage of eco-friendly colors for Holi festival. It is to note that Hindupad […]

Rangbhari Ekadashi 2014 in Varanasi

Rangbharai Ekadashi marks the beginning of Holi celebrations in Varanasi (Kashi). In 2014, Rangbhari Ekadashi date is March 12. People of Varanasi and the government organizations start their Holi festivities from this day. The festival of colours, Holi 2014 date is March 16/17 in Varanasi. Rangbhari Ekadasi is also known as Amalaki Ekadashi in other […]

Holi 2014 Celebrations in Mathura Vrindavan Temple

Holi, the festival of colours, is the largest festival celebrated during Phalgun month or Falgun mahina in Mathura Vrindavan. This festival celebration lasts for 40 days. Holi 2014 date is March 16 & 17. Holi festivities start on Basant Panchami (4 February 2014) which marks the onset of Vasant rithu (Spring season). Lathmar Holi 2014 […]

Holi 2014, Holi Festival 2014 date

Holi festival, also known as Holika, is the colourful Hindu festival celebrated on Falgun Purnima, the Full Moon day in Falgun Month. In 2014, Holi date is March 16 & 17. As Phalgun Purnima in 2014 starts on March 15 and ends on March 16, date of Holi festival may vary. Phalgun Purnima or Holi festival […]

Two Holi special New Delhi-Patna trains

Two Holi special New Delhi-Patna trains… In view of the passenger rush during Holi, North Central Railway has decided to run a pair of special trains between New Delhi and Patna. Train number 4003/4004 will be an AC special train while train number 4005/4006 will have both AC and non-AC coaches. Trains 4004 and 4006 […]

Dola Purnima 2014, Dol Poornima, Holi Festival in Orissa

Dola Purnima or Dol Poornima is the auspicious day during Holi festival celebrations in Orissa. In 2014, Dola Purnima date is March 16. The celebrations of Dola Purnima are similar to that of Dol Purnima festival in Bengal. In Orissa and Bengal,Holi celebrations will begin on Phagu Dasami and end on Phalgun Poornima or main […]