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 […]

Safety Tips, Safety Precautions for a Colourful and Happy Holi

The first and foremost option for a safe and happy Holi would be playing with natural, herbal and home made colours. Your skin and hair will be protected with natural colours. Holi 2013 date is March 26/27.  Here are 12 important safety tips for safe and happy Holi. Buy Holi colours from registered or reputed […]

Konkan Railway’s Special Trains for Holi Festival

Konkan Railway will run special trains for Holi festival in March 2013 in order to clear extra rush of passengers during the festival. The special trains will be run between Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT) and Pernem. It is to note that Holi festival date is March 27, 2013. The detailed information on Special Trains for […]

BBC apologizes for calling Hindu festival Holi ‘filthy’

British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has apologized for labeling Hindu festival of Holi as “filthy festival”, which had upset the Hindus worldwide. In an email to Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, BBC News’ Editor On Demand Mark Barlex wrote: “…we apologise for any offence that was caused.” BBC News website posted a short video on March 29 […]

BBC calls Holi ‘filthy Festival’, Hindus upset

Hindus have criticized British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) for labeling Hindu festival of Holi as “filthy festival”. BBC News website posted a short video on March 29 under its “week’s weird videos” in “Newsbeat’s odd box” showing youth playing Holi in Utah (USA) and titled the segment as “Filthy festival”. Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a […]

Holi Festival, 8 March 2012

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 […]

Holi (Holika), is the colourful Hindu festival celebrated on Falgun Purnima

Holi festival, also known as Holika, is the colourful Hindu festival celebrated on Falgun Purnima, the Full Moon day in Falgun Month. In 2018, Holi festival date is March 1. Phalgun Purnima or Holi festival is celebrated as Phagu in Nepal. Dhulandi Holi or Dulandi Holi or Dhuleti Holi, Lathmar Holi, Vasantotsavam or Basantotsav, Dol Jatra or […]