Ranga Panchami 2015, Rangapanchami, Shimga in 2015

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 2015, Ranga Panchami date is March 11. Holi date is March 5 & 6. Ranga Panchami falls on the fifth day after Holi Purnima or on Falgun Krishna […]

Holi Festival, 5|6 March 2015

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5|6 March 2015 is Holi Festival, the festival of colours and joy. It is also celebrated as Falgun Purnima, Lakshmi Jayanti, Madana Purnima, Dola Purnima, Hutashani Purnima, Gaura Purnima, etc in various places of India. Most of the North Indian communities celebrate Holi on 6th March. In South India, Holi festival is on 5th March. […]

Holika Dahan, 5 March 2015

5 March 2015 is Holika Dahan for Holi festival (lighting of bonfire). Usually, it is observed a day prior to Holi festival or on the same day of Holi. The best time to perform Holika Dahan and to celebrate Holikotsav is in the night on 5 March 2015. The exact time for Holika Dahan would be […]

Holi Dhuleti 2015, Dhuleti 2015

Dhuleti or Holi Dhuleti, also known as Dhuleti Holi, is the day of playing with holi colours. The 8-day Holi festival ends this day. Dhuleti 2015 or Holi Dhuleti 2015 date is March 6 in India. This day is celebrated as Vasanatotsav in some North Indian Krishna Temples. Dhulivandan is celebrated on Dhuleti day in Maharashtra. […]

Kama Dahanam 2015

Kama Dahanam is an auspicious ritual performed a day prior to Holi festival in South Indian states – Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu. In 2015, Kamadahanam during Holi festival date is March 4. Kamadahanam is associated with the legend of Kama deva (the God of Love) and Lord Shiva. When Shiva disturbed with the […]

Lathmar Holi 2015 in Barsana, Mathura

Lathmar Holi is a unique festival celebrated few days before Holi festival. In Barsana near Mathura, Lathmar Holi attracts thousands of devotees as it is a fight between gopis (friends of Radha Rani) and gops (friends of Lord Krishna). Women (gopis) of Barsana town chase down the gops (men) from Nandgaon beat up with sticks […]

Lathmar Holi, Holi Celebrations at Krishna Janmabhumi

Lathmar Holi is celebrated well before Holi festival in Barsana, Nandgaon and Mathura in Uttar Pradesh. It is one of the special attractions of Barsana & Mathura. Mathura region is referred to as Sri Krishna Janmabhumi, the birth place of Lord Krishna. Thousands of people from all over India and even from other countries visit […]

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 2015, Holi Abhyangasnan date is March 6. Abhyaga Snana – items or material required Herbal oil for massage on head and body Utane – It is a powder containing various ingredients such as Kapur […]

Holi, The Festival of Colours in Ancient Texts and Inscriptions

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Holi is considered as an ancient Hindu festival. Several Vedas and Puranas mentioned Holi celebrations and references of the festival. In 2015, Holi date is March 5 & 6. Holikotsav in Puranas and other ancient texts: The Narada Purana and the Bhavishya Purana are the important puranas in which we can see the reference of […]

Holi Puja Procedure, What to do on Holi Festival

Holi, the festival of colours, is celebrated with joy and enthusiasm throughout India. In some places, some special pujas are performed during Holi festival. Devotees light the lamps in the night and worship Holika at anytime between afternoon and evening. There is not fault if you perform Holika Puja after taking meals. Before Holi puja, […]

Holi Bhai Dooj 2015

Holi Bhai Dooj is observed on the second day after Holi festival. It falls on Dwitiya in Krishna Paksha of Chaitra Month in North Indian Hindi Calendars. In 2015, Holi Bhai Dooj date is March 7 (Matantare Bhai Dooj). It coincides with Phalgun Krishna Paksha Dwitiya as per Marathi, Gujarat, Kannada & Telugu calendars. On Bhai […]

Dhulivandan 2015 date, Dhulivandan in Maharashtra during Holi

Dhulivandan is an important festival in Maharashtra and Goa celebrated on the next day of colourful Holi festival. It has great significance for agriculture and farming communities. In 2015, Dhulivandan date is March 6. The festival falls on the first day (Pratipada) of Krishna Paksha (dark fortnight) in Phalgun month as per Marathi calendar. Farmers […]

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 2015 date is March 5 & 6. HGG is now promoting the usage of eco-friendly colors for Holi festival. It is to note […]

Buy Natural Colours in Pune and Mumbai for Holi 2015

If you wandering where to buy or purchase natural colours for Holi 2015 in Pune and Mumbai, then here is the list of shops and stores that sell herbal and safe eco-friendly colours. It is to note that Holi 2015 dates are – March 5, 6. Shops or stores to buy Natural colours for Holi 2015 in […]

Dhulandi Holi 2015, Dhulendi Holi

Dhulendi Holi, also known as Dhulandi Holi or Dhuleti Holi, is the festival of colours and joy celebrated with pomp and gaiety in Haryana during Falgun Purnima. In 2015, Dhulandi Holi date is March 6. In Haryana, the festival marks the family function celebrated especially between bhabhi (brothers wife) and devar (husbands younger brother). On […]

Buy Herbal colours for Holi 2015 in Delhi, Hyderabad, Bangalore & Gurgaon

If you wandering where to buy or purchase herbal colours for Holi 2015 in Delhi Hyderabad Bangalore and Gurgaon, then here is the list of shops and stores that sell herbal and safe eco-friendly colours. It is to note that Holi 2015 dates are – March 5, 6. Shops or stores to buy Natural colours for […]