Dola Purnima Date – Odia Holi Date -Fagu Dasami Date- Panchu Dola Dates of 2014 #Odisha #Festival #Holi

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important odisha festival dates 2014 – Dola Purnima Date – Odia Holi Date -Fagu Dasami Date- Panchu Dola Dates of 2014  #Odisha #Festival #Hindusim

                Dola Purnima is also known as Vasantotsav or Spring Festival or Basant Utsav. Usually Dola Purnima is celebrated in March. In Odisha, it is celebrated for five days. The idols of Lord Krishna are worshipped from Dashami (10th day of the bright fortnight) to the full moon day. It starts from the tenth day of the bright fortnight of the month of Falguna known as “Fagu Dasami”. Smearing the heads with ‘Abira’, the people take round the idols of Madanamohana in richly decorated palanquins known as “Veemana”.

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          Dola Purnima or Holi is a popular festival of Odisha. It is the full-moon day in the month of Falguna (March). Through the festival the spring is welcomed and enjoyed with mirth and merriment. This festival has been referred to in the puranical texts as Basantotsaba or the spring-festival. Some scriptures testify that the Madanotsaba, the festival held in honour of Madana or the Cupid was later transformed as the Dolatsaba or swing-festival of Krishna. Therefore, Krishna is propitiated on this occasion as Madanamohana. Description of the festival as Dolatsaba finds mention in a number of puranas and other Sanskrit texts.
Important Dates of Dola Purnima 2014 :-
  • Fagu Dasami 2014 –  11th March
  • Dola Purnima 2014 – 16th March
  • Holi Utsav 2014 – 17th March
  • Panchu Dola 2014 –20th March

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