How to Celebrate Holi of Flowers: India’s Best Place for Holi of Flowers

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Holi of flowers is called “Phoolon wali Holi” and is played at the Banke Bihari shrine. Holi is celebrated in Vrindavan without the use of colour or water. In order to connect with the God of love and joy by showering him with flowers, they use flowers that stand for peace and harmony during the festival. Although, it is celebrated on the Ekadashi in the Holi week and regionally termed ‘Phoolon ki Holi’. Continue reading to know more about the Holi of Flowers.

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Why Do We Celebrate the Holi of Flowers?

The term “Phoolon wali Holi” (Flowers’ Holi) comes from the fact that this lovely floral event is unique in that it is not celebrated with the usual synthetic dry or wet colours, but rather with flowers and rose, lotus, and marigold petals.  Holi of flowers is a brief celebration that lasts barely a half-hour, during which temple priests throw flowers on worshippers and the faithful pilgrimages in the hues of Bankey Bihari’s adoration and devotion.

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Famous Holi of Flowers at Banke Bihari Temple, Vrindavan 

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The greatest area to experience the true joy of Holi with the colour of Flowers everywhere is around the Bankey Bihari Temple. The well-known Bankey Bihari Temple celebrates an absolutely stunning Phoolon ki Holi, or Holi with flowers all over, at the same time that the city indulges in Holi preparations with Gulals, coloured water balloons, and Pichkari. For the celebrations of Phoolon Ki Holi, Bankey- Bihari—the famous temple of Lord Krishna—and his adoring spouse Radha are exquisitely decked with beautiful flowers and freshly grown garlands. It is customary to play with flowers and petals during Phoolon Ki Holi, which is traditionally observed on Ekadashi a few days before the main Holi festival.

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Q.1 Where is Holi played with flowers?

Ans- During the time of Holi many people travel to Vrindavan to play the famous Holi of flowers at Banke Bihari Temple. After the gates of the temples are opened, the priest throws flowers at the devotees. The beautiful festival of Holi is celebrated with a lot of zest in Vrindavan as Lord Krishna spent most of his childhood there.

Q.2 Which flower gives natural pink colour?

Ans- After the Red Hibiscus is soaked at night, its colour gets changed providing the natural and beautiful Pink colour.

Q.3 Which colours are made from flowers?

Ans- Due to the flowers’ pigments like Flavonoids and Carotenoids colours like Orange, Yellow, Blue, Red and White are made from flowers.

Q.4 What is the rarest colour flower?

Ans- The rarest colour flower is Blue. True Blue colour can be found at Cornell Botanic Gardens.

Mostly played with colours, Holi is also celebrated by using flowers at places like Vrindavan. If you want to document every sacred moment of this year’s Holi celebration, organise your vacation to Mathura to take part in Phoolon wali Holi (Holi with Flowers) or Ekadashi Holi. To catch some major events before and after the main Holi celebration, make sure to arrive early and stick around a little longer.

This is everything you need to know about India’s best places for Holi for flowers. Make sure you follow Leverage Edu for more such interesting and informative articles.

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