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Holi 2019

Updated: Mar 17, 2019 09:02 AM About | Dates | Holika Dahan | Dhulendi | Duj

Upcoming Event: Dhulendi: 21 March 2019
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
हिन्दी में भी उपलब्ध - होली
उत्तर भारत में, होली तीन दिनों तक मनाए जाने वाला त्यौहार है, जिसे रंगों का त्यौहार के नाम से भी प्रसिद्ध है।

Holika Dahan

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.


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

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.

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.

Related Information

Next Dates(Year Around)
Dhulendi: 21 March 2019Dauj: 22 March 2019
Futures Dates
Holika Dahan: 9 March 2020Dhulendi: 10 March 2020Dauj: 11 March 2020Holika Dahan: 28 March 2021Dhulendi: 29 March 2021Dauj: 30 March 2021
Yearly / Annual
3 Days
Begins Tithi
Phalgun Shukla Purnima
Ends Tithi
Chaitra Krishna Dwitiya
February / March
बुरा ना मानो होली है (bura na mano Holi hai), शुभ एवं मंगलमय होली (Happy Holi), होरी है (Hori hai)
Bhakt Prahlad and his bua* Holika
Holi with water and colors, Holika Dahan, Bhajan-Geet, Sweets Distribution
Imp Places
Brij Bhoomi, Mathura, Vrindavan, Dwarka, Shri Krishna Mandir
Past Dates
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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