Brajmandal Holi Festival Calendar 2024

2024.02.10 (Vrindavan Today News): Holi, the festival of colors, is celebrated with great enthusiasm and fervor across India, but it holds a special significance in the Braj region of Uttar Pradesh. The Brajmandal Holi Utsav Calendar for 2024 is packed with various events and festivities, marking different aspects of this vibrant celebration.

The festival kicks off with Basant Panchami, marking the onset of spring, which sets the stage for the colorful revelries to follow.

2. Phag Aamantran Utsav, Nandgaon: March 17, 2024

Latthmar Holi of Barsana

Nandgaon hosts the Phag Aamantran Utsav, where the invitation for the colorful celebrations is extended to Lord Krishna and Radha.

3. Laddu Holi, Barsana: March 17, 2024

In Barsana, the unique Laddu Holi is celebrated, where women playfully hit men with sticks while men try to shield themselves.

4. Lathmar Holi, Barsana: March 18, 2024

Barsana is renowned for its Lathmar Holi, where women of Barsana playfully beat men from Nandgaon with sticks, symbolizing the legendary playful skirmish between Radha and Krishna.

5. Lathmar Holi, Nandgaon: March 19, 2024

Lord Balaram’s Holi at Baldev village

Nandgaon echoes with the joyous sounds of Lathmar Holi, where men from Nandgaon visit Barsana to playfully drench the women with colors.

Celebrations continue in Mathura, the birthplace of Lord Krishna, with colorful processions and festivities.

6. Sri Krishna Janmabhoomi Mathura Holi: March 20, 2024

Celebrations continue in Mathura, the birthplace of Lord Krishna, with colorful processions and festivities.

7. Holi begins in Vrindavan temples: March 20, 2024

Vrindavan witnesses the begining of Holi in different temples. The devotees immerse themselves in the vibrant colors of devotion and celebration.

8. Gokul Chhadi Mar Holi: March 21, 2024

Gokul embraces the spirit of Holi with the unique tradition of Chhadi Mar Holi, where a grand procession is taken out with a bamboo stick representing Lord Krishna’s staff.

Panda walking through fire

9. Holika Dahan: March 24, 2024

Holika Dahan marks the triumph of good over evil, with the symbolic burning of Holika, the demoness.

10. Falen Ka Panda: March 24, 2024

The Falen Ka Panda event of walking on fire adds to the jubilant atmosphere with its lively festivities.

11. Dhulendi: March 25, 2024

The main day of playing with colors, Dhulendi, is celebrated with joy and camaraderie as people smear each other with vibrant hues.

12. Huranga Dauji: March 26, 2024

Huranga in Dauji is celebrated with exuberance, where men playfully drench women with colored water.

13. Huranga Nandgaon: March 26, 2024

Nandgaon reverberates with the lively celebrations of Huranga, continuing the playful exchanges of colors and water.

14. Huranga Jav (Yavat): March 26, 2024

Javat joins in the festivities with its own unique flavor of Huranga, adding to the colorful spectacle.

15. Charkula Mukharai: March 26, 2024

Charkula dance

Charkula Mukharai adds a musical touch to the celebrations, with traditional folk performances and dances.

16. Huranga Baithen: March 27, 2024

The revelries conclude with Huranga Baithen, as the festive spirit lingers on in the air, marking the end of another joyous Holi season.

The Brajmandal Holi Utsav Calendar for 2024 promises a riot of colors, music, and joy, showcasing the rich cultural heritage and vibrant traditions of the region. As people come together to celebrate the triumph of good over evil and the arrival of spring, Holi becomes not just a festival of colors but also a celebration of unity, love, and harmony.

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