Festivals of Colors Dol Purnima

Festivals of Colors Dol Purnima

Dol Purnima is a widely celebrated festival inWest Bengal.  The festival is dedicated to Lord Sri Krishna. The Bengalis consider Dol Purnima as a very auspicious day and celebrate the day with great fanfare.

Dol Purnima is a name given to the popular Indian festival, Holi inBengal. On this day, the Bengalis take out a procession of Lord Krishna placed in a swinging palanquin.

Before the procession, people decorate the Lord’s idol with rich robes and with leaves and flowers. Throughout the whole process, the devotees dance to the tunes of loud music played from fleet of trumpets, conch shells and Dhol. The people play with colors and smear colored powder on others.

Dol Purnima in India :

The Festival falls during the month of March every year. The festival marks the beginning of the spring season in Eastern regions ofIndia. Although the spring season lasts only for a brief period, the festival spreads joy and leaves a festive mood all across the state.

The festival has rich traditional values and the Bengalis not only inWest Bengalbut all around the world follow these age old tradition even in today’s modern world. During the festival, people visit their friends and relatives home for lunch and dinner.

The major significance of the festival is that, people from all strata of the society whether rich or poor, low caste or high caste, come together and soak in the festive mood. It is one day when all the social division is abolished and everyone is equal and the festival is celebrated with gusto.

No festival inIndiais celebrated without sweets and Dol Purnima is no exception. During Dol Purnima, the Bengali sweet delight, Rossogolla are prepared in every household and young people enjoy munching on it after a hard playing with colors.

The Festival truly, brings out the celebration mood in every Bengali inIndia.

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