Dol Purnima 2023 Date

দোল পূর্ণিমা, Dol Purnima 2023 Date, Dol Jatra

Dol Purnima or Dol Jatra is a major religious festival being celebrated in West Bengal, Odisha and Assam. Dol Purnima, also known as Phalguna Purnima or as Holi in many parts of the country is celebrated in honour of Sri Krishna. Dol Purnima also marks the birth anniversary of Chaitanya Mahaprabhuji (1486 - 1534 C.E.), a great spiritual leader and the founder of the Gaudiya Vaishnavism. 
Dol Purnima is the coming of the spring equinox. It's is also known as Vasant Utsav across India. The whole of India gets into a great festive spirit on Vasant Utsav.

Dol Jatra, the last festival of Bengali year celebrated since ancient times, includes worship of Radha and Krishna and fun with Gulal and 'pichkari' or throwing water with toy guns filled with coloured water. Color powder also known as 'Abir' is smeared on the idols of Sri Radha Krishna taken in a palanquin while chanting Hari Bol. The colour powder is known as Phag. It is seen that Children apply phag or colour powder on the feet of their elders as a respect and elder members apply the phag on the face of the younger people. Gujiyas, dahi vada, ladoos, buttermilk, thandai and 'bhang' are some of the Holi and Dol Jatra special food and drinks.

When is Dol Jatra or Dol Purnima 2023? - Dol Purnima 2023 Date & Time

Dol Purnima 2023 Date - 8th March, 2023, Wednesday

Purnima Tithi Begins - 04:17 PM on Mar 06, 2023
Purnima Tithi Ends - 06:09 PM on Mar 07, 2023

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