History & Significance of Holi Festival

Holi, also known as Holika, is an ages old Hindu festival. Ancient Hindu scriptures, ‘Purvamimamsa-Sutras’ and ‘Kathaka-Grhya-Sutras’ written by Jaimini explained the history, legend, stories and significance of Holi festival. It is said that Holi was celebrated by Aryans in early civilization of India (people of Harappa and Mohenzodaro civilizations). In 2020, Holi date is […]

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 2020 date is March 9|10. 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 […]

Story of Kama Dahanam | Why Lord Shiva burnt Kamadeva into ashes?

What is the story behind Kama Dahanam? Why Lord Shiva burnt Kamadeva into ashes? If you have any queries regarding Kama Dahanam, read this article… Puranas describe the tremendous sacrifice of Kamadeva for the sake of Loka Kalyanam (Universal peace and prosperity). When Shakti became Parvati, the daughter of Himavanta, she was performing Thapas for […]

Kama Dahanam 2020

Kama Dahanam is an auspicious ritual performed a day prior to Holi festival in South Indian states – Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu. In 2020, Kamadahanam during Holi festival date is March 8. Kamadahanam Time on 8 March 2020 – 6.25 PM onwards.. Kamadahanam is associated with the legend of Kama deva (the […]