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

Happy Holi 2013

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


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, […]