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 2021, Dhulivandan date is March 29.
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, 29 March 2021
Suryodayam(Sunrise) : 06:15 AM
Suryastama(Sunset) : 06:37 PM
Chandrodayam(Moonrise) : 07:22 PM
Chandrastama(Moonset) : 06:45 AM
Tithi : Pratipada upto 08:54 PM Dwitiya
Nakshatra : Hasta upto 03:02 PM Chitra
Yoga : Dhruva upto 05:54 PM Vyaghata
Karana : Balava upto 10:37 AM Kaulava upto 08:54 PM Taitila
Paksha : Krishna Paksha
Weekday : Somawara
Shaka Samvat : 1942 Sharvari
Chandramasa : Chaitra – Purnimanta Phalguna – Amanta
Vikram Samvat : 2078 Aananda
Gujarati Samvat : 2077 Paridhavi
Abhijit : 12:01 PM to 12:51 PM
Amrit Kalam : 09:41 AM to 11:06 AM
Time to avoid:
Rahu Kalam : 07:47 AM to 09:20 AM
Yamaganda : 10:53 AM to 12:26 PM
Gulikai Kalam : 01:59 PM to 03:32 PM
Dur Muhurtam : 12:51 PM to 01:40 PM 03:19 PM to 04:09 PM
Varjyam : 10:09 PM to 11:34 PM
Dhulivandan in Previous Years
In 2020, Dhulivandan date is March 10.
In 2019, Dhulivandan date was March 21.
In 2018, Dhulivandan date was March 2.
In 2017, Dhulivandan date was March 13.