Falgun Purnima 2017, Phalgun Poornima, Holika Purnima

Falgun Purnima or Phalgun Poornima or Phalguna Pournami or Holika Purnima is the Full Moon day in Falgun month. In 2017, Falgun Poornima date is March 12. 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 are […]

40-day Holi Festival begins in Kullu, Himachal Pradesh

The whole India starts and ends Holi festival 2017 on March 12; people in Kullu, Himachal Pradesh, have started their Holi festival on  February 1. Yes what you have read is correct. In Kullu, Holi festival is celebrated for 40 days, starting from Vasant Panchami. The festival starts with the Lord Raghunath’s chariot procession in […]

Holika Dahan 2016 date, Time of Holika Dahan during Holi Festival

Holika Dahan is a lighting of bonfire takes place during Holi. Usually, it is observed a day prior to Holi festival. In 2016, Holika Dahan date is March 23. The best time to perform Holika Dahan and to celebrate Holikotsav is in the night on 23 March 2016. The exact time for Holika Dahan would be […]

Lathmar Holi 2016 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 […]

Holi Festival in Brussels

Hindu “festival of color” Holi will be celebrated in Brussels, which is the headquarters of the European Union, on March 27. Brussels Mandir and Indian Cultural Center in Evere (Brussels), which is organizing this festival, is welcoming all to participate in the celebration. Joie de vivre festival of Holi welcomes the beginning of spring and […]

Ranga Panchami 2016, Rangapanchami, Shimga in 2016

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 2016, Ranga Panchami date is March 28. Holi date is March 23 & 24. Ranga Panchami falls on the fifth day after Holi Purnima or on Falgun Krishna […]

Holi Dhuleti 2016, Dhuleti 2016

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 2016 or Holi Dhuleti 2016 date is March 24 in India. This day is celebrated as Vasanatotsav in some North Indian Krishna Temples. Dhulivandan is celebrated on Dhuleti day in Maharashtra. […]

Kama Dahanam 2016

Kama Dahanam is an auspicious ritual performed a day prior to Holi festival in South Indian states – Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu. In 2016, Kamadahanam during Holi festival date is March 23. Kamadahanam Time on 23 March 2016 – 6.15 PM to 8.38 in the night. Kamadahanam is associated with the legend of […]

Navadvipa Mandala Parikrama 2016, Sri Navadweepa Mandala Parikrama during Gaura Poornima

Navadvipa Mandala Parikrama is a pilgrimage to Navadvipas nine beautiful islands (in West Bengal) dedicated to Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu during Gaura Poornima. In 2016, Navadvipa Mandala Parikrama rituals will start on March 11 and the puja will end on March 18. Devotees observe Navadvipa Mandala Parikrama with utmost gaiety, singing bhajans and sankirtans throughout the pradakshina. […]

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 2016 date is March 23, 24. 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 […]