Kama Dahanam 2017

Kama Dahanam is an auspicious ritual performed a day prior to Holi festival in South Indian states – Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu. In 2017, Kamadahanam during Holi festival date is March 12. Kamadahanam Time on 12 March 2017 – 6.25 PM onwards.. Kamadahanam is associated with the legend of Kama deva (the God of […]

Holi Festival Celebrations in South India, Ritual of Kamadahan

Holi festival is celebrated with utmost gaiety in South India states – Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu. Holi 2017 date is March 12/13. People in South India worship the Hindu God of Love, Kama (also known as Manmadha, Vasanth) during the festival of colors, Holi. Puranas describe the tremendous sacrifice of Kamadeva for […]

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 […]

Rangbhari Ekadashi 2017 in Varanasi

Rangbharai Ekadashi marks the beginning of Holi celebrations in Varanasi (Kashi). In 2017, Rangbhari Ekadashi date is March 8. People of Varanasi and the government organizations start their Holi festivities from this day. The festival of colours, Holi 2017 date is March 12/13 in Varanasi. Rangbhari Ekadasi is also known as Amalaki Ekadashi in other […]

Holi, The Festival of Colours in Ancient Texts and Inscriptions

Holi is considered as an ancient Hindu festival. Several Vedas and Puranas mentioned Holi celebrations and references of the festival. In 2017, Holi date is March 12 | 13. 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, […]

Ranga Panchami 2017, Rangapanchami, Shimga in 2017

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 2017, Ranga Panchami date is March 17. Holi date is March 12 & 13. Ranga Panchami falls on the fifth day after Holi Purnima or on Falgun Krishna […]

Lathmar Holi 2017 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 […]

Dhulivandan 2017 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 2017, Dhulivandan date is March 13. The festival falls on the first day (Pratipada) of Krishna Paksha (dark fortnight) in Phalgun month as per Marathi calendar. Farmers […]

Holashtak 2017, 8-day Holi Festival in North India

Holashtak is a period of eight days observed from Shukla Saptami or Ashtami in Falgun month to Falgun Purnima. In 2017, Holashtak begins on March 5 and ends on March 13. It is mainly celebrated in North India and the period is considered inauspicious for Shubh karya or any functions.  Basically, Holi festival begins on the […]