Rangbhari Ekadashi 2018 in Varanasi

Rangbharai Ekadashi marks the beginning of Holi celebrations in Varanasi (Kashi). In 2018, Rangbhari Ekadashi date is February 26. People of Varanasi and the government organizations start their Holi festivities from this day. The festival of colours, Holi 2018 date is March 1 in Varanasi. Rangbhari Ekadasi is also known as Amalaki Ekadashi in other […]

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 […]

Lakshmi Puja 2018 on Holi Purnima Festival

Lakshmi Puja is also observed on Falgun Purnima which is popularly celebrated as Holi or Dhuleti Holi. It is believed that on Phalguna Poornima day, Goddess Lakshmi was born as the day is also known as Lakshmi Jayanti for many communities in India. In 2018, Lakshmi Puja time during Falgun Purnima is from 12:15 PM to […]

Holi Wishes | Holi SMS Messages | Holi WhatsApp Status

Holi is the festival of color and love. This is one of the most popular Hindu festivals that are celebrated across the India with love. This festival occurs in the Phalguna month of Hindu calendar. People on this day play with colors and meet each other keeping hate aside. This day points to victory of […]

Holi Special Song by Telangana government for World Telugu Conference

Thanks to the World Telugu Conference 2017 which has brought great focus on Telugu Festivals and culture (mainly Telangana festivals and the culture). The government of Telangana has released a Special Holi song (Holi – Holi ra Rangaholi, Chammakeli la Holi). This Special Holi Song, directed by Vamshy Paidipally (famous Telugu director), starring Tollywood hero […]

Kama Dahanam 2017

Kama Dahanam is an auspicious ritual performed a day prior to Holi festival in South Indian states – Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu. In 2017, Kamadahanam during Holi festival date is March 12. Kamadahanam Time on 12 March 2017 – 6.25 PM onwards.. Kamadahanam is associated with the legend of Kama deva (the God of […]

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 […]

Lathmar Holi, Holi Celebrations at Krishna Janmabhumi

Lathmar Holi is celebrated well before Holi festival in Barsana, Nandgaon and Mathura in Uttar Pradesh. It is one of the special attractions of Barsana & Mathura. Mathura region is referred to as Sri Krishna Janmabhumi, the birth place of Lord Krishna. Thousands of people from all over India and even from other countries visit […]

Holi, The Festival of Colours in Ancient Texts and Inscriptions

Holi is considered as an ancient Hindu festival. Several Vedas and Puranas mentioned Holi celebrations and references of the festival. In 2017, Holi date is March 12 | 13. Holikotsav in Puranas and other ancient texts: The Narada Purana and the Bhavishya Purana are the important puranas in which we can see the reference of […]

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, […]

Ranga Panchami 2017, Rangapanchami, Shimga in 2017

Holi is also celebrated as Ranga Panchami or Rang Panchami or Shimga in Maharashtra, Konkan regions, some Northern Karnataka districts, and some parts of Madhya Pradesh. In 2017, Ranga Panchami date is March 17. Holi date is March 12 & 13. Ranga Panchami falls on the fifth day after Holi Purnima or on Falgun Krishna […]

Lathmar Holi 2017 in Barsana, Mathura

Lathmar Holi is a unique festival celebrated few days before Holi festival. In Barsana near Mathura, Lathmar Holi attracts thousands of devotees as it is a fight between gopis (friends of Radha Rani) and gops (friends of Lord Krishna). Women (gopis) of Barsana town chase down the gops (men) from Nandgaon beat up with sticks […]

Dhulivandan 2017 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 2017, Dhulivandan date is March 13. The festival falls on the first day (Pratipada) of Krishna Paksha (dark fortnight) in Phalgun month as per Marathi calendar. Farmers […]

Dola Purnima 2017, Dol Poornima, Holi Festival in Orissa

Dola Purnima or Dol Poornima is the auspicious day during Holi festival celebrations in Orissa. In 2017, Dola Purnima date is March 12. The celebrations of Dola Purnima are similar to that of Dol Purnima festival in Bengal. In Orissa and Bengal,Holi celebrations will begin on Phagu Dasami and end on Phalgun Poornima or main […]

Holika Dahan 2017 date, Time of Holika Dahan during Holi Festival

Holika Dahan is a lighting of bonfire takes place during Holi. Usually, it is observed a day prior to Holi festival. In 2017, Holika Dahan date is March 12. The best time to perform Holika Dahan and to celebrate Holikotsav is in the night on 12 March 2017. The exact time for Holika Dahan would be […]

Holi 2017 | Holi Festival 2017 dates

Holi, the festival of colours is celebrated with utmost gaiety and fervor in India. In 2017, Holi festival date is March 12 & 13. March 12, 2017 – Holika Dahan, Holi Purnima March 13, 2017 – Dhulendi, Vasantotsav, Dhulivandhan Holi is celebrated for seven to ten days in many holy places in North India. Holi […]

Laddoo Holi celebrations in Barsana Uttar Pradesh

Laddo Holi, one of the popular events in Lathmar Holi, will be celebrated in Barsana, Uttar Pradesh on 5 March 2017. Barsana, located at a distance of 50 kilometers from Mathura, has the Radharani temple. During this, devotees and other enthusiasts toss laddoos at each other. Laddoo Holi is mainly celebrated by the devotees of Lord […]

Dhulandi Holi 2017, Dhulendi Holi

Dhulendi Holi, also known as Dhulandi Holi or Dhuleti Holi, is the festival of colours and joy celebrated with pomp and gaiety in Haryana during Falgun Purnima. In 2017, Dhulandi Holi date is March 13. In Haryana, the festival marks the family function celebrated especially between bhabhi (brothers wife) and devar (husbands younger brother). On […]