Monday, February 25, 2019

Holi Celebration in India | How Holi is celebrated in various places of India

Holi Celebration in India: Holi 2019 is on 17th March and we love to celebrate Holi, festival of colour. People in India and Nepal celebrates Holi with great excitement and enthusiasm. India is very country and have 29 states within it and that covers huge area and people. So Holi celebration have it's own flavour and have special celebration at various places.
Holi Celebration in India


We have shared many of details in essay on Holi and History of Holi, now it is time to see the Holi celebration tradition in all over the India and all over the world. So let's check them.

Holi Celebration in India

As discussed erlier, India has 29 states and most of them have their way to do celebration of Holi festival. In this section, we are telling you about how Holi celebration occurs in various parts and various states of India.

Holi Celebration in Gujarat

In Gujarat, Holi celebration occurs for two days. First day is known as Holi while other day of holi celebration is known as Dhuleti. On the evening of Holi, programmes of Holika Dahan occurs at various places with coconuts and corn are burn in the fire. While on the day of dhuleti, the sprinkling colours are sprayed to each other.

In some place of the Gujarat, specially in undivided Hindu families, married woman beats her brother in law by rolled Sari or dupattas and tries to drench him with colours while in return, brother-in-law brings sweets and gifts for her at evening.

At Dwarka temple, the various religious and musical programs are organized for Holi celebration. Krishna was setteled in Dwarka and that is the reason it is a very special place for Gujarat. At some places, pots of buttermilk are hanged up to the streets. Boys makes pyramids and try to steal the buttermilk while girls stops them to doing so by throwing colored water on them.

Holi Celebration in Odisha

In Odisha, Holi celebration is concentrated on Dola and abira. Dola is celebrated on the day of Holi. In this celebration, the icons of Krishna and Radha are replaced by the icons of Jagannath. Dolayatra takes place in the celebration. 

Deities performs Dola Malena in villages and deities are offered bhoga and prasad. People celebrates the festival by applying abira to each others feats. Abira is the colors developed from the natural ingradients.

Holi Celebration in Goa

Holi is known as Ukkuli in Konkani language in Goa. Holi celebration in Goa is a part of long Sigmo festival. Sigmo is a spring festival in Goa. It is celebrated around the Konkani temple. During the Holi celebration, Holika Puja and Dahan takes place while on Dhuleti they offers yellow or saffron colours to deity. Dhuleti also known as Dhulvad, Dhuli Vandan and Haldune.

Holi Celebration in Jammu & Kashmir

In Jammu & Kashmir, Holi celebration is related to and similar to traditional Holi celebration. It is also a beginning of high spirited summer crop festival. Celebration includes dancing, singing and throwing colours on each other.

Holi Celebration in Telangana

In Telangana, Holi is celebrated as the festival of Kamadeva. Holi is known here as  Kamavilas, Kama Dahanamand and Kaman Pandigai. Before a week of celebration, children collects rice, wood, corns and money and on the night of Holi they put all the wood together to set fire and celebrates the festival of Holi.

Holi Celebration in Karnataka

Like Telangana, in Karnataka, children collects money, rice, wood and corns before a week and on night of Kamadahana, they set fire of wood collected. Festival lasts for 2 days. In North Karnataka, people creates special food for celebration. In Sirsi, part of Karnataka, Holi is celebrated with the special dance. The dance is known as Bedara Vesha. Bedara Vesha is started before the five day of festival celebration. The festival is celebrated every alternate year and have a large number of visitors and tourists for this celebration visits.

Holi Celebration in Assam

Holi is known as Phakuwa in Assam. In local language it is known as Dol Jatra. In Assam Holi celebration lasts for two days. On the first day of celebration, clay huts burning program occurs. While on the second day of celebration, people play Holi with color powders. People also song Krishna songs in chorus for the celebration.

Holi Celebration in West Bengal

In West Bengal the festival of Holi is known by various names like Dol Purnima, Dol Jatra, and Swing Festival. During the celebration, icons of Radha and Krishna are placed in the decorated palkhis. On the day of Dol Purnima, students dressed up in saffron coloured clothes or pure white clothes. They sing and dance and plays musical instruments. Musical instruments includes Veena, Ektara and dubri. Devotees takes turns and swings palkhis. Women sing and dance around palkhis and man throws colored water on them.

Conclusion: This was the glimpse of holi celebration in various parts of India and a knowledge sharing post about how Holi is celebrated in all over world. Do not forget to share this article with this knowledge gaining post as this will be very useful to them and till that keep visit the website for more happy holi images 2019.


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