Today, 8 March 2012 is Holi Festival. Holi is celebrated in all places of India on Falgun Purnima, Full Moon in Phalgun month as per Hindu calendar. It is also known as Phagu, Phaguva, Dhulendi, Dhuleti, Dola Purnima, Dol Yatra, Gaura Purnima, Rangotsav, Kaman Pandigai, Kamuni Punnami, etc.. The following day of Holi is celebrated as Vasantotsav arambh as it marks the beginning of Vasantotsav. Dhulivandan is a ritual observed during Holi festival in Maharashtra and some other western parts of India.
Holi festival falls in Maasi Masam in Tamil calendar and Kumbha Masam in Kerala’s Malayalam calendar.
Chharedi or Chhareti marks the conclusion of Holi festival in Uttarakhand (Uttaranchal). In Uttaranchal, Kumaoni Holi is the most exciting Holi celebration. Two forms of Holi celebrated in Uttarakhand are: Khadi Holi and Bathak Holi.
Holi marks the end of Phalgun month in North Indian Hindi calendar. The following day marks the beginning of Chaitra month.
Always use natural colours for playing Holi. Natural colours are the eco-friendly and the safest colors to play Holi with.
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