Dhulivandan 2018 date | Dhulivandan in Maharashtra during Holi

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 2018, Dhulivandan date is March 2. The festival falls on the first day (Pratipada) of Krishna Paksha (dark fortnight) in Phalgun month as per Marathi calendar. Farmers […]

Dwarkadhish Holi 2018 | Mathura Dwarkadhish Temple Holi Celebrations

Dwarkadhish Holi is celebrated in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh. In 2018, Dwarkadhish Holi date is March 2, Friday. It falls on the following day of Holi festival. Madhura Dwarkadhish Temple is the best holy place to visit during Holi festival. Large number of devotees throng the temple and offer special pujas to Lord Sri Krishna. Several […]

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, […]

Holi Dhuleti 2018 | Dhuleti 2018

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 2018 or Holi Dhuleti 2018 date is March 2 in India. This day is celebrated as Vasanatotsav in some North Indian Krishna Temples. Dhulivandan is celebrated on Dhuleti day in Maharashtra. […]

Holashtak 2018 | 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 2018, Holashtak begins on February 23 and ends on March 1. It is mainly celebrated in North India and the period is considered inauspicious for Shubh karya or any functions.  Basically, Holi festival begins on […]

Falgun Purnima 2018 | Phalgun Poornima, Holika Purnima

Falgun Purnima or Phalgun Poornima or Phalguna Pournami or Holika Purnima is the Full Moon day in Falgun month. In 2018, Falgun Poornima date is March 1. This auspicious day is dedicated to Lord Krishna and Goddess Lakshmi. During Falguna month, Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati are worshipped but Krishna Puja and Lakshmi Puja are […]

Yogi government to celebrate Holi in Barsana

After the grand Diwali celebrations in Ayodhya, the Uttar Pradesh Tourism Department will now celebrate Holi in Barsana, the birth place of Lord Krishna’s consort Radha, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath announced on Saturday, 10 December 2017. After the grand Diwali celebrations in Ayodhya, the Uttar Pradesh Tourism Department will now celebrate Holi in Barsana, the […]

Holi Festival Celebrations in South India, Ritual of Kamadahan

Holi festival is celebrated with utmost gaiety in South India states – Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu. Holi 2017 date is March 12/13. 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 for […]

Barsana Holi 2017 (Lathmar Holi’s First day)

Holi festival in Barsana is celebrated as Lathmar Holi. It is also celebrated in Nandgaon and Mathura of Uttar Pradesh. In 2017, Barsana Lathmar Holi date is March 6. Barsana Holi marks the beginning of Lathmar Holi festival in Mathura region (Sri Krishna Janmabhumi). Thousands of people from across India and various countries visit the […]

Holi Dol Jatra 2017, 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 2017, Holi Dol Jatra date is March 12. Dol Purnima is dedicated to Lord Sri Krishna and the festival is also celebrated as Basantotsab or Vasantotsav. […]

40-day Holi Festival begins in Kullu, Himachal Pradesh

The whole India starts and ends Holi festival 2018 on March 2; people in Kullu, Himachal Pradesh, will start their Holi festival on January 22. Yes what you have read is correct. In Kullu, Holi festival is celebrated for 40 days, starting from Vasant Panchami. The festival starts with the Lord Raghunath’s chariot procession in […]

Lakshmi Jayanthi 2018 | Lakshmi Puja on Phalgun Purnima

Sri Lakshmi Jayanti, birthday of Goddess Sri Lakshmi Devi, is observed Phalgun Purnima, the Full Moon day in Falgun month. In 2018, Lakshmi Jayanthi date is March 1. On this occasion devotees worship Goddess Laxmi devi, Goddess of wealth, with utmost devotion. This festival is also celebrated as Holi or Madan Purnima or Vasant Poornima. […]

Buy Natural Colours in Pune and Mumbai for Holi 2018

If you wandering where to buy or purchase natural colours for Holi 2018 in Pune and Mumbai, then here is the list of shops and stores that sell herbal and safe eco-friendly colours. It is to note that Holi 2018 dates are – March 1. Shops or stores to buy Natural colours for Holi 2018 in Pune: […]

Hutashani Purnima

Hutashani Purnima (Hutashni Purnima) is the Full Moon day in Falguna Month as per Hindu calendar. In 2018, Hutashani Purnima date is March 1. Holika Dahan, the popular ritual related to Holi festival, is performed on Hutashani Purnima. The legend of this ritual dates back to the Kruta Yuga. This story is associated with demon […]

Thousands of Mormons participated in Holi festival in Utah

Hindus have welcomed reported participation of thousands of Mormons at the Hindu Holi “festival of color” in Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple in Spanish Fork (Utah, USA), said to be world’s largest Holi gathering, on March 29. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that it was wonderful to […]

Holi 2014 date in Bihar

Holi, the festival of colours, is celebrated on Falgun Purnima in all the places of India, except Bihar. In Bihar, Holi festival is celebrated on the very next day of Purnima. In 2014, Holi festival date in Bihar is March 17. Falgun Purnima begins in the night on 15th March and ends in the night […]

Hindus object to commercial trade-marking of Holi

Hindus have strongly objected to the reported race to trademark Holi, Hindu “festival of color”, by various organizations in European Union. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, stressed that it was highly inappropriate to trademark a religious festival which had been a Hindu tradition for long time. Zed, who […]

Hindus laud England’s Ipswich Borough Council for supporting Holi festival

Hindus have applauded England’s Ipswich Borough Council for supporting Holi, Hindu “festival of color”, being held on April 28 in its Holywells Park. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement today, said that Hindu community felt honored by support of Ipswich Borough Council and he urged all the towns and cities in United Kingdom […]

Holi Festival: 27 March 2013

Today, 27 March 2013 is Holi Festival, the festival of colours and joy. It is also celebrated as Lakshmi Jayanti, Madana Purnima, Dola Purnima, etc in various places of India. Holi festival marks the end of Holashtak, an avoidable period of 8 days prior to Holi. Holi festival is mentioned in many ancient Hindu Scriptures […]

Holika Dahan: 26 March 2013

Today, 26 March 2013 is Holika Dahan, Hutashani Purnima, Kamadahanam, Madana Purnima. It falls on the day before Holi festival in almost all parts of India. As we all know, Falgun Purnima (Phalguna Pournami) is observed as Holi festival. In South Indian states like Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, Holika Dahan is observed as […]