Top reasons to visit Vrindavan on the eve of holi: Holi is the popular festival for Hindus which is celebrated with full joy. This festival is celebrated with colours.

 

Top reasons to visit Vrindavan on the eve of holi

Hello everyone today I Rahat Arora sharing few reasons to visit Vrindavan on the eve of Holi Festival.

Top reasons to visit Vrindavan on the eve of holi

Information about Holi festival

Holi is an ancient Hindu religious festival which has  become popular with non-Hindus in many parts of South Asia, as well as people of other communities outside Asia. The festival is determined by Hindu calendar. So, according to the  calendar this time Holi will be celebrated on 13th March 2017.

Holi is celebrated with a colours. But in fact holi celebrations start on the night before Holi with a Holika Dahan (bonfire) where people gather, do religious rituals in front of the bonfire, and pray that their internal evil should be destroyed as the bonfire starts.

The next morning is celebrated as Rangwali Holi, Holi of colours,where participants play, chase and colour each other with dry powder and coloured water, with some carrying water guns and coloured water-filled balloons for their water fight.

Top reasons to visit Vrindavan on the eve of holi

Top reasons to visit Vrindavan on the eve of holi

Top reasons to visit Vrindavan on the eve of holi

Top reasons to visit Vrindavan on the eve of holi

As I said in my  previous blog I will like to share lot more about how Holi festival is celebrated at Vrindavan and places near Vrindavan. So, let’s see the popular places and reasons to celebrate Holi festival at Vrindavan.

Places like Mathura, Vrindavan, Banke Bihari, Barsaana, Nandgaon, Iskcon Temple at Vrindavan is famous all over the world and celebrates the Holi festival in a unique way. Lot of international tourists also came here to enjoy this festival.

If you are coming all the way to India to celebrate Holi. I recommend you to come early as well as stay back a little longer to capture some big events before and after the main Holi day.

Top reasons to visit Vrindavan on the eve of holi

6 reasons to visit Vrindavan and places near on the eve of Holi:
This festival starts  week earlier before the main Holi day and in each day there is some event which not to be missed.
1. Lathmar Holi: This is the first and starting event of Holi. This time it’s starts from 5th March to 8th March. Lathmar Holi is the unique way of celebrating this festival at Barsaana (which is the birth place of Radha Ji) and Nandgaon ( which is the birth place of Krishna Ji. Barsaana is 45 km away from Mathura and Nandgaon is 55 km away from Mathura
On the eve of Lathmar Holi, Holi is celebrated where women chase men and beat them up with Lathis (sticks), and it’s called Lathmar Holi. Mainly Lathmar Holi is played between Barsaana and Nandgaon and celebrates with full joy.
Top reasons to visit Vrindavan on the eve of holi
Top reasons to visit Vrindavan on the eve of holi
There is a reason behind why women beat men with sticks. Lord Krishna visited Barsana to meet Radha for Holi and teased her and her friends a lot. The ladies of Barsaana got a little offended and decided to teach Krishna a lesson and chased him away by beating him with sticks. So now men from Krishna’s village Nandgaon visit Barsana on this day and get beaten up and chased by the women here. It is really a beautiful event and attracts lot of tourist which include Indian as well as foreigners.
Top reasons to visit Vrindavan on the eve of holi
2. Phoolon ki Holi at Vrindavan: This event will take place on 8th March at Banke Bihari temple at Vridnavan celebtrates a unique Holi which is not celebrated with conventional dry or wet colors, but with flowers, and hence the name Phoolon wali holi (Flowers’ Holi). The event is also visited by all. This event is of short duration which is only for 15-20 minutes and its starts immediately after the temple gates closed around 4pm. This is event must be captured by you if you like photography.
Top reasons to visit Vrindavan on the eve of holi
Top reasons to visit Vrindavan on the eve of holi

Top reasons to visit Vrindavan on the eve of holi

3. Widows Holi at Vrindavan: This event is celebrated on 10th March. Though it started 2 years back but still this event is good for widows in India have always led a difficult life. They were often banished form their homes and were forced to live in ashrams in Varanasi and Vrindavan. They wore white clothes and never played with colours. A few years back the widows of Pagal Baba Widow Ashram, Vrindavan decided to break this convention and play with colors.
Top reasons to visit Vrindavan on the eve of holi
Top reasons to visit Vrindavan on the eve of holi
4. Holi at Banke Bihari Temple: This will take place on 12th March. Banke Bihari is the hub of Holi festivities in Vridavan – believed to be the birthplace of Lord Krishna. At Banke Bihari temple event here takes place just a day before the main Holi festival. The temple opens up its doors to all visitors to come and play Holi with the lord himself. The priest throw colors and holy water and the crowd chants in unison. It will be an unbelievable experience so I suggest you to visit here on the eve of Holi. This festival will starts from 9 am to 1:30 pm.
Top reasons to visit Vrindavan on the eve of holi
Top reasons to visit Vrindavan on the eve of holi
Top reasons to visit Vrindavan on the eve of holi
Top reasons to visit Vrindavan on the eve of holi

Top reasons to visit Vrindavan on the eve of holi

5. Holi procession in Mathura: On the same day right after the Holi festivities in Vrindavan get over around 2pm, Move to Mathura to participate in the colourful Holi porcession. The procession starts at Vishram Ghat and get over a little after the Holi Gate. Its best to catch it in the street connecting the two landmarks. There you will see  vehicles decorated with flowers, and some even with kids dressed up as Radha-Krishna, participate in it.
Top reasons to visit Vrindavan on the eve of holi
Top reasons to visit Vrindavan on the eve of holi
6.  Holi festival in Mathura: So on the Holi day which is 13th March. The biggest festival takes place at the historical Dwarkadheesh Temple in Mathura. I would suggest to go as early as possible in the morning. Thereafter Head out to Vishram ghat and catch the process of making Bhang (drink which is distributed in some of the festivals of  Hindus like Holi, Janmashtami, Shivratri)  by the priests. The gates of the temple open at 10am and you will see there is already a big crowd outside the gates by then playing Holi and colouring anyone who dares cross the road. Here the Priest play Dhols and you can even join the dancing there. Inside the temple, more women play Holi.
Top reasons to visit Vrindavan on the eve of holi

Top reasons to visit Vrindavan on the eve of holi

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