Holi is better known as the festival of colors celebrated every year with lots of fun and joy. People come from across the world to experience India Holi festival. Although Holi is a festival of Hindus other communities also celebrate the festival with full vigor and joy. In case you are finding the best place to celebrate Holi festival then you must visit Vrindavan. If you are from India too even then plan a Holi tour for altogether a different experience. Holi festival 2019 at Vrindavan guarantee you unprecedented experience. The celebration of the festival continues for complete ten days.
There is a story behind this celebration. When Lord Krishna was friend with Goddess Radha, he used to ask his mother why is Radha so fair and he is so dusky. Then his mother guides him to color Radha in all sorts of colors during Holi and since then the festival is celebrated in Mathura and Vrindavan. Holi festival 2018 in the land of Lord Krishna, Vrindavan will start from 23rd of February 2018 and will continue till 2nd March 2018. The whole schedule for this year’s celebration is as below-
- 23 Feb 2019, Friday — Pre-Holi in Barsana — Barsana Laddu Holi in Sri Ji Temple
- 24 Feb 2019, Saturday — Main Holi Celebration in Barsana — Barsana Lathmar Holi
- 25 Feb 2019, Sunday — Holi in Nandgaon — Lathmar Holi in Nand Bhawan
- 26 Feb 2019, Monday — Holi in Mathura and Vrindavan — Rangbharni Ekadashi Bankey Bihari Temple Holi
- 01 March 2019, Thursday — Holika Dahan — General Holi in Braj
- 02 March 2019, Friday — Main Holi Festival (Dhulandi Holi) — Colorful Water Holi in Brij
Plan and book your Holi festival tour package as per the above schedule.
Holi in Barsana
Holi in Barsana starts a week before the actual main festival. Barsana was the territory of Radha where Lord Krishna used to visit to color Radha in all sort of colors. Radha and her friends (Gopis) use to playfully beat Lord Krishna and his friends with sticks to stray them away, hence the name Lathmar Holi. Indeed visit to Barsana will give the most memorable moments on the Holi tour.
Holi in Nandgaon
Once the Holi is played in Barsana, the next day the Holi celebrations continue in the land of Lord Krishna i.e. Nandgaon. This time Goddess Radha and her friends come to Nandgaon to color Krishna and his friends.
Holi in Vrindavan
On the eve of Ekadashi, Holi is played with flowers rather than wet or dry colors in the Banke Bihari Temple. Varieties of flowers flow from each direction as the devotees fill the whole temple courtyard with them. It generally takes place after four in evening. Even the temple priest celebrates this day by showering flowers on Lord Krishna and other devotees.
After the week-long celebrations, the general Holi celebration continues in Braj. The day when Holika Dahan takes place with all the prayers and rituals the festival is celebrated on the next day all over the country. If you are in the land of Lord Krishna then you can enjoy this final day celebration at Braj.
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