FESTIVALS : Brij Ki Holi: Soul blissing Rang of Radha Krishna Bhaktiras

The holi in Braj has many forms which makes it entirely unique and worth witnessing for the people who are lucky enough to witness as audience or participate in it. The main attractions being the Barsane ki laddu holi, lathamar Holi in Barsana, and

BRAJ KI HOLI (Mathura, Vrindavan, Nandgaon, Barsana)

an unprecedented vibrancy of culture is forever refreshing . The symbolism of gaiety and colors is celebrated in the spring season, on the Full moon day in the month of Phalgun or the month of march as per the gregorian calendar. People from all over the world come to Mathura-Vrindavan to experience the colorful and soul mesmerizing spirit of festivity in its several forms. The legends of our very own Lord Krishna are revived and commemorated with the underlying feeling of love and devotion for the beloved Radha Rani. The place has witnessed the pranks of krishna, played with the cowgirls, Gopies, who responded with the same zeal and excitement . Thus, the notorious and romantic essence of celebrating has continued ever since.

The whole of Mathura Vrindavan and the places around like Dauji, Goverdhan, Barsana, Nandgaon gets drenched in the fun-frolic celebrations. Even today, the romance of Krishna is prevalent and felt in the krishna-nagri. The Ecstasy of Bhang, Braj ki holi songs, dance on dholaks , delicacies like gujiya, mathri and papri , week long events at multiple places marks the highlights. So much is the anxiety and passion of the bhaktas that they throng these temples everyday and get coloured in the Bhaktiras of their lord .

The holi in brij has many forms which makes it entirely unique and worth witnessing for the people who are lucky enough to witness as audience or participate in it. The main attractions being the Barsane ki laddu holi, lathamar Holi in Barsana, and then its repulsive action in Nandgaon, Huranga in Dauji, Gulal-Kund in Braj; a beautiful little lake near Goverdhan mountain. Myriad colors is just a facade,its the soul that actually experiences.

'Wisdom is bestowed, blessings are showered,

oh lord!So colorful I see thy world,Nothing more my souldesire!

The rangshala for 2016 can be summed up as:-

16 March, Wednesday Laddu Holi of Barsana

17 March 2016, Thursday:Barsana Lathmar Holi ( Main Holi Barsana )

18 March 2016, Friday:Nandgaon Lathmar Holi

19 March 2016, Saturday:Lathmar Holi in Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple, Mathura

23 March 2016, Wednesday:Holika Dahan ( Holi Fire)

24 March 2016, Thursday:Dhulandi Holi (Colorful Water Holi in Brij)