Phulera Dooj 2018 Date - Most Auspicious Day of Phalgun Month

Phulera Dooj 2018 Date


‘Phulera’ is derived from a Hindi word ‘phul’ which means flowers. On Phulera Dooj people play with flowers and colors with Sri Krishna. Devotees of Lord Krishna worship with deep devotion and seek his blessing for health, wealth, prosperity and happiness. Devotees play Holi with flowers with Sri Krishna on this day and also apply color on the Lord Krishna's idol. In temples dedicated to Sri Krishna in Mathura and Vrindavan, priests along with people can be seen sprinkling ‘gulal’ on all the devotees.

Phulera Duja is a ritual dedicated to Lord Krishna and associated with the festival of Holi and is observed on the Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of moon) second day (dwitiya) of the of Phalgun month (February – March) in North India. Phulera Duj 2018 date is February 17. In Lord Krishna temples especially in Braj regions of Vrindavan and Mathura, special rituals are held on the day of Phulera Dooj. People put a bit of color on the face of Lord Krishna and Sri Radha. Phulera Dooj is also spelled as Phulera Duj. It is believed that the union of Krishna and Radha took place on this day.

Significance of Phulera Dooj


As per astrology, the whole day of Phulera Dooj is considered auspicious and free from all defects(Dosha) and is known as ‘aboojh muhurat'. Thus there is no need to contact astrologers and pandits for an auspicious time. It is believed that Marriages on this day don't require any muhurat. Starting of any new business is considered auspicious on Phulera Dooj.

The timing of Phulera Dooj is also important. Phulera Dooj is celebrated on Phalgun Shukla Dwitiya falling at sun rise. If Dwitiya tithi falls at sun rise on two days or does not fall at Sun Rise on any day then it is celebrated on the first day.

When is Phulera Dooj ?


17th February 2018 (Saturday)
8th March 2019 (Friday)
25th February 2020 (Tuesday)
15th March 2021 (Monday)
4th March 2022 (Friday)
21st February 2023 (Tuesday)
12th March 2024 (Tuesday)
1st March 2025 (Saturday)