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 2020, Dhulivandan date is March 10.
The festival falls on the first day (Pratipada) of Krishna Paksha (dark fortnight) in Phalgun month as per Marathi calendar. Farmers worship Bhudevi (soil) and ashes of Holi.
Marathi people believe that playing with colours and soil (dhuli) is an auspicious activity. In North India (Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, etc.), on Dhulivandan day, Vasantotsav (Basant Utsav) is celebrated. To mark the demolition of devils by Lord Krishna, Vasantosav is celebrated.
It is believed on this day Lord Shiva turned Kama (Manmadha) to ashes, hence to commemorate the event Dhulivandan is celebrated in Maharashtra.
Panchang, 10 March 2020
Suryodayam (Sunrise) 06:43 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 18:30
Chandrodayam (Moonrise)19:22 Chandrastama (Moonset)07:13
Paksha (Fortnight) Krishna Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Pratipada – 19:22
Nakshatra Uttara Phalguni – 22:01
Yoga Shula – 12:35
Karana Kaulava – 19:22
Skipped Karana : Taitila – 29:26*
Purnimanta Month Chaitra
Amavasyanta Month Phaalguna
Shaka Samvatsara: Vikari
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Paridhavi
Rahu Kalam: 15:33 – 17:02
Gulika Kalam: 12:37 – 14:05
Yama Gandam: 09:40 – 11:08
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Kumbha
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Kanya
Amrita Kalam 15:45 – 17:09
Abhijit: 12:13 – 13:00
Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 29:21* – 30:45*
Durmuhurthams: 23:23 – 24:12*
Dhulivandan in Previous Years
In 2019, Dhulivandan date was March 21.
In 2018, Dhulivandan date was March 2.
In 2017, Dhulivandan date was March 13.