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, […]

Madana Purnima

Madana Purnima (Madana Pournami) is the Full Moon in Phalguna Masam (Falgun Month) as per Hindu calendar. In 2019, Madana Purnima date is March 21. It is mainly celebrated in Andhra Pradesh and some other South Indian places. Kamadahanam is the main ritual observed on Madana Purnima. ‘Madana’ is another name of Kamadeva (God of […]

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 2019

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 2019, Kamadahanam during Holi festival date is March 19. Kamadahanam Time on 19 March 2019 – 6.25 PM onwards.. Kamadahanam is associated with the legend of Kama deva (the God […]

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 […]

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 […]

Kaman Pandigai, Kamavilas or Kamadahanam during Holi in South Indian states

Holi is celebrated as Kaman Pandigai, Kamavilas, and Kamadahanam in South Indian states. In 2018, Kamadahanam date is February 27 or February 28 based on the local traditions. The festival of colours is celebrated with utmost fervor in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, and Andhra Pradesh. Kama Dahanam legend about Holi describes why it is referred to as […]