7 Styles Of Holi Festival 2018 Celebrations, Vrindavan & Mathura: Festivals Of India – (Part 2)


7 Styles Of Holi Festival 2018 Celebrations, Vrindavan & Mathura: Festivals Of India – (Part 2)

This is the continuation part of the Holi Festival 2018 Celebrations, Vrindavan & Mathura. In the last article discussed three styles of Holi celebrations in Uttar Pradesh namely Lath Mar Holi, Phoolon Wali Holi, and Widow’s Holi. Remain styles are Holika Dahan, Dhulandi Holi Marks Holi Processions, Rang Panchami, & Last one is Huranga.







Holi Festival 2018 Fouth Style 

Holika Dahan: 1st March 2018, Mathura, Vrindavan

Holika Dahan celebrated by burning Holika, the devil. Many parts of India held celebrations of this festival every year. For many traditions Hinduism, Holi celebrated for the death of Holika to save the life of Prahlad by Lord Vishnu at Multan city. On this day, peoples practiced making a bonfire on roads in their house. Days before peoples gathered wood pieces, Combustible materials for the bonfire in their houses, parks, communities, temples and other opened places. All have believed that Halika Dahan day marked to remember how Holika sat on fire. In this year it occurs on 1st March 2018. 

5th one: Dhulandi Holi Marks Holi Processions: 1st March 2018, Mathura & Vrindavan

Banke Bihari Temple is Hub for Holi celebrations in Vrindavan. It is believed to be the birthplace of Lord Krishna. On the Main holiday, peoples play with colors alway the next day of Holika Dahan.

Rangwali Holi is the main Holiday known as Dhulandi Holi. At Banke Bihari Temple, locals of Vrindavan and thousands of visitors participated in this Rangwali Holi. On this day, peoples are comfortable to play with dry colored powders known as Gulal. However, some feel the Holi festival is incomplete without Wet colors. At Vrindavan & Mathura, Some kids are decorated with dresses of Radha Krishan and Participated in It. 

6th One: Rangpanchami: 2nd March 2018

This festival celebrated after 5 days of Holi. It will occur on 2nd March this year. Peoples step out from Houses to play with colors like a rainbow. It is the major day of Holi celebrations. Celebrated on the fifth day of the dark fortnight of Hindu lunar month off Phalguna. On this day, peoples enjoy a lot of rainbow colors and wet colors. 

Last One: Huranga in Mathura

Dauji Temple located about 30 kilometers from Mathura. The temple decorated with full of coloring flowers. Thousands of visitors reached this temple for participating in this celebrations. It occurs after two days of Main holiday. It is the last style of 7 styles of Holi celebrations. All have believed that on this day, Lord Balaram replaced as Lord Krishna. Holi celebrated on Full moon day and Dadjee Ka Huranga celebrated two days late. Usually, it falls in February or March.


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