💦Holi - होली

Upcoming Event: Holika Dahan: 28 March 2021
Holi Festival of Color three days festival, considered as second biggest festival on Hindu calendar after Diwali.

Holi Festival of Color three days festival, considered as second biggest festival on Hindu calendar after Diwali. The word Holi originates from Holika-Bhakt Prahlad`s Aunty, the evil sister of the demon king Hiranyakashipu. The festival itself is believed to have origins from the Prahladapuri Temple.

Related Name
Hori, Rangwali Holi, Dhuleti, Dhulandi, Holika Dahan, Chhoti Holi

होली हिन्दी में भी उपलब्ध

उत्तर भारत में, होली तीन दिनों तक मनाए जाने वाला त्यौहार है, जिसे रंगों का त्यौहार के नाम से भी प्रसिद्ध है।

Holika Dahan

9 March 2020
Tithi, Day: Phalgun Shukla Purnima
Also known as Chhoti Holi, Holika Dahan, Basanta Purnima, Phalguna Purnima and Kama Dahanam in South India. On first day bonfires are lit after sunset at Right Holika Dahan Muhurta. Main Holi day when people play with colors is always next day of Holika Dahan or Holi bonfire. Next day in the morning people play Holi with dry and wet colors.

Dhulendi

10 March 2020
Tithi, Day: Chaitra Krishna Pratipada
The second day, people play with colored powder(Gulal) and colored water. Rangwali Holi which is main Holi day is also known as Dhulandi or Dhulendi. The other less popular pronunciations of Dhulandi are Dhuleti, Dhulheti. Cheerleading slogans is Bura Na Maano Holi Hai.

Duj, Dooj, Dauj

11 March 2020
Tithi, Day: Chaitra Krishna Dwitiya
Few part of India Duj or Bhai Dooj, Bhratri Dwitiya also celebrate similar as Bhai Duj in Diwali. In Agra region of UP, Duj celebrate to meet our friends, relatives and neighbors by distributing sweets by bearing new dresses.

Maghi Poornima

Tithi, Day: Magha Shukla Purnima

Phulera Dooj

Tithi, Day: Phalgun Shukla Dwitiya
Phulera Dooj is celebrated in the middle of Phalguna month and is considered as a symbol for the arrival of Holi. The festival of phulera dooj is gracefully celebrated in North India. The preparation of holi just begins after phulera dooj. Click here for complete information about Phulera Dooj

Braj regions is the Place related to childhood of Lord Krishna, therefore Mathura, Vrindavan, Gowardhan, Gokul, Nandagaon and Barsana are the most famous one for Holi. The Lathmar Holi, the traditional Holi festivity in Barsana is world famous.

Prahladapuri Temple

The original temple of Prahladpuri is said to have been built by Prahlada Ji, Hiranyakashipu's son. Prahladpuri Mandir is an ancient Hindu temple located in Multan, Punjab, Pakistan. It is named after Prahlada and dedicated to the God Narasimha (Shri Vishnu). At present it ruins, since its destruction in 1992 by a mob.

Rang Panchami

13 March 2020
Tithi, Day: Chaitra Krishna Panchami
The festival of Holi celebrated on the fifth day of Chaitra is called Rang Panchami. This festival is celebrated in different regions of India in different style and reasons.

Rang Panchami is considered to be the final day of the five-day Holi festival in the Brij(Mathura, Vrindavan) Region.

In Maharashtra, it is a tradition to celebrate this festival with dancing, singing and fun in the fishermen's colony on the fifth day after Holi. And special food Puranpoli is definitely made.

Related Information

Next Dates(Year Around)
Holika Dahan: 28 March 2021Dhulendi: 29 March 2021Dauj: 30 March 2021
Frequency
Yearly / Annual
Duration
3 Days
Begins Tithi
Phalgun Shukla Purnima
Ends Tithi
Chaitra Krishna Dwitiya
Months
February / March
Mantra
Bura Na Mano Holi hai, Happy Holi, Hori hai
Reason
Bhakt Prahlad and his bua* Holika
Celebrations
Holi with water and colors, Holika Dahan, Bhajan-Geet, Sweets Distribution
Imp Places
Brij Bhoomi, Mathura-Vrindavan, Dwarka, Shri Krishna Mandir
Past Dates
Rang Panchami: 13 March 2020, Dauj: 11 March 2020, Dhulendi: 10 March 2020, Holika Dahan: 9 March 2020, Dauj: 22 March 2019, Dhulendi: 21 March 2019, Holika Dahan: 20 March 2019, Dooj: 3 March 2018, Dhulendi: 2 March 2018, Holika Dahan: 1 March 2018, Dooj: 14 March 2017, Dhulendi: 13 March 2017, Holika Dahan: 12 March 2017, Dooj: 24 March 2016, Dhulendi: 23 March 2016, Holika Dahan: 22 March 2016

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