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Phulera Dooj

Phulera Dooj

The festival of Phulera Dooj symbolises the arrival of Holi. The Indian festival also spelled as Phulera Duj or Phoolera Dooj falls between the festival of Vasant Panchami and Holi and is celebrated on the second day of the Shukla Paksha of the Phalgun month every year.

This year, March 4 marks the day of Phulera Dooj with dwitiya tithi beginning at 09:36 PM on March 3 and ending at 08:45 PM on March 4.

Which Hindu God is worshipped on Phulera Dooj?

The festival of Phulera Dooj is dedicated to Lord Krishna. ‘Phulera’ originates from the Hindi word ‘phul’ meaning flowers and Lord Krishna is believed to have played Holi with flowers on this auspicious day.

According to popular beliefs, while Krishna was engaged in his work in Vrindavan, his lover Radha in Mathura waited for his arrival. Eventually, Radha was upset and along with her sadness, flowers and cattle started dying. On learning this, Krishna immediately left for Mathura and reached the second day of Phalgun month. Krishna cheered Radha by playing flower-filled Holi with her.

How is Phulera Dooj celebrated?

Phulera Dooj is largely celebrated in North India with great devotion and enthusiasm, especially in regions like Vrindavan, and Mathura.

Almost all the temples of Lord Krishna are beautifully decorated with religious events held all day long. The devotees of Lord Krishna visit the temples and spend the day singing ‘bhajans’ in praise of Lord Krishna and seek his blessings. At the end of the celebration, a special prasad is distributed among the devotees.

A huge number of households across India are decorated with flowers and rangoli to celebrate the event. On this day, Lord Krishna is believed to shower his devotees with love and affection.

Importance of Phulera Dooj

The day of Phulera Dooj is known as ‘abujh muhurat’ meaning an auspicious day free from all dosha or defects. It is an ideal day to mark the beginning of any work. Since the festival also signifies the eternal love of Radha Krishna, couples with marriage plans can consider this auspicious day to get married.

It’s time to get into the spirit of Holi celebration as Phulera Dooj officially marks the arrival of the festival of colours.

Begin your celebration with flowers.

Happy Phulera Dooj!

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