Holi 2023: Holika Dahan will be done in Braj on March 6 and Holi will also be played. At the same time, Holika Dahan will take place on March 7 in most of the places. Let’s talk about Holi of Mathura and Vrindavan.
The festival of Holi will be celebrated across the country on 8 March 2023. But in many parts of the country, the beginning of Holi has already started many days ago. Holi of Mathura, Vrindavan and Barsana is also famous in foreign countries. Thousands of people reach here every year. Holi is played in many ways in Mathura, Vrindavan and Barsana. Moreover, Holi of Mathura and Vrindavan is one of the insights which people enjoy on this day. Somewhere people play Holi of flowers, somewhere of color-gulal, somewhere laddus and somewhere Lathmar Holi. People come from far and wide to play Holi here.
People celebrate Holi for 40 days in Mathura and Vrindavan:
We can see the visuals of Holi celebrations Mathura and Brij a week in advance. In Braj, the festival of Holi starts from Vasant Panchami, which lasts for 40 days i.e. Holi. Also, Holi with flowers, Holi with colors, Laddu Holi, Chhadimar Holi and Lathmar Holi are very popular here.
Holi of Mathura
It is celebrated in Mathura on the day of Ekadashi of Phalgun month, Amalaki Ekadashi or Rangbhari Ekadashi. This time Rangbhari Ekadashi is on 3 March 2023. However, there is belief that Shivji and Mother Parvati had reached Kashi on this day and in this happiness people play Holi with pomp in Mathura on the day of Rangbhari Ekadashi.
Know which day people will celebrate Holi in Krishna Nagri:
Laddu Holi (27 February 2023)
People will play Laddu Holi in Barsana on 27 February. Also, women and men play Holi by throwing laddoos at each other.
Lathmar Holi (28 February 2023)
Bhakts will play Lathmar Holi Barsana on the ninth day of Falgun. In this, women shower sticks on men i.e. Hurriyars and Hurriyars protect themselves with shields.
Lathmar Holi of Nandgaon (1 March 2023)
Lathmar Holi will be on March 1 in Nandgaon, the birth city of Krishna.
Holi of Mathura (3 March 2023)
People also play Holi in Mathura on the day of Phalgun Ekadashi.
Chhadimar Holi (4 March 2023)
There is a tradition in Gokul of playing Chhadimar Holi, which will be on March 4. In this, women beat men with sticks for applying color. Also, cultural programs are there at Krishna Janmabhoomi in Mathura and people blow Gulal here on the first day of the program. Moreover, streets are full of gulal. This year the program will be on 3rd March. After this, people play Holi by hitting a stick here. This is the famous Holi of Gokul. This year Chhadi Maar Holi is on 4th March.
Holika Dahan (6 March 2023)
Holika Dahan occurs in Braj on March 6 and people play Holi. At the same time, Holika Dahan will take place on March 7 in most of the places. Moreover, Maha Holika Dahan is done in Phalen village here. People playing Holi reach here barefoot and play Holi. After this on March 7, the tableau of Dwarkadhish temple of Mathura comes out. He roams in every street of Mathura.
Holi (8 March 2023)
People celebrate Dulhandi after Holika Dahan. In this, people play Dauji’s Huranga Holi in Nandgaon. On this day, women and men play Holi together in Nandgaon. However, in Mathura too, Holi ends on Rang Panchami. This year Rang Panchami will be on March 12, the day Braj’s Holi will end.