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Basant Panchami 2023: Gulal rained in Mathura on the day of Basant Panchami, 40 days of Holi festival started – Basant Panchami 2023 Holi

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Basant Panchami 2023: Gulal rained in Mathura on the day of Basant Panchami, 40 days of Holi festival started - Basant Panchami 2023 Holi

The festival of Holi has started from the day of Basant Panchami in Mathura’s Vrindavan. The day of Basant Panchami is very special for Braj. On this day, apart from the worship of Mother Saraswati, Radha-Krishna is also worshipped. With this, the festival of Holi, which lasts for 45 days, also begins in the Banke Bihari temple. Today, the priests in Banke-Bihari temple have started the festival of Holi by applying gulal to Thakur ji.

Holi festival started in Braj

Not only Banke Bihari Temple, but on the day of Basant Panchami, Abir and Gulal is blown in all the temples of Braj. After this, this process continues for the next 40 days. This festival has its own importance in Brijbhoomi. On this day, gulal is used fiercely in all the temples here.

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According to religious beliefs, Holi begins with the arrival of the spring season in Brij. In all the major temples here, the blowing of gulal starts from today itself and this process continues for the next 40 days. The sight of this Holi of Basant Panchami is very pleasing.

Gulal was fiercely blown in Banke Bihari temple

According to tradition, on this day, after Shringar Aarti in the temple, first of all, the service priests of the temple formally start this festival of Holi by applying gulal tika to Lord Banke Bihari and after that the priests sprinkle basanti gulal on the devotees present in the temple premises.

Color rained heavily on the devotees

Shortly after the formal start of Holi in the temple, the atmosphere in the courtyard becomes very pleasant and only gulal is seen here. The devotees present in the courtyard also enjoy this moment of playing Holi with Lord Banke Bihari and apply gulal on each other.

Along with the beginning of playing Holi in the temples from the day of Basant-Panchami, there has also been a tradition of making Holi sticks in Brij. That’s why on this day itself, along with worshiping at various places, the making of Holika also starts.