Holi, the festival of colors is celebrated on the day after full moon day in the month of Phalgun (February – March). It is a two day festival.
The festival is also know by other names like Dhuleti, Dhulivandan and Rang Panchami.
In 2017, Holi festival will be celebrated on 12th and 13th March 2017.
The first day of the festival is the Holika Dahan or lighting of bonfire which will be celebrated on 7th March followed by Dhuleti day when people play with Holi colors. On this day, all family members gather at home; and gulal is sprinkled on all family member.
Dhuleti is a day dedicated to Lord Krishna. It is said that Krishna in his childhood and teenage played Holi with his Gopas and Gopis. Special Puja and celebrations are held in Krishna temples specially Vrindavan’s Iskcon temple.
This day is celebrated as Vasanatotsav in some North Indian Krishna Temples.
In North India a 8 day Holi festival named Holashtak is celebrated from Shukla Saptami or Ashtami in Falgun month to Falgun Purnima.
Famous Holi Song from Bollywood Movie Baghban – Hori Khele Raghuveeraa Avadh Mein :
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