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

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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 […]

Holi Dol Jatra 2016, Dol Yatra festival in Bengal

Holi festival is celebrated as Dol Purnima or Dol Jatra or Dol Yatra in Bengal. It is celebrated on Falgun Purnima, the Full Moon day in Falgun month. In 2016, Holi Dol Jatra date is March 23. Dol Purnima is dedicated to Lord Sri Krishna and the festival is also celebrated as Basantotsab or Vasantotsav. […]

Holashtak 2016, 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 2016, Holashtak begins on March 16 and ends on March 23. 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 […]