May I know exactly what I can see on Mar 23 and 24
i have done a lot of research knowing that it event takes place on Mar 19
the Barasana stick hitting event will take place on 19 or 20.. so i will miss it
saw banke bihari holi will take place on Mar 23? what time will that be? shall i just show up at the temple?
other things i saw are
Festival Date : March 23, 2016, Wednsday
Hindu Calender Date: Phalguna Shukla Paksha Poornima, Samvat 2071
Festival : Holika Dahan ( Holi Fire)
Holika Dahan in Entire Brij mandal
Priest crossing holi fire in Phalen Village, Koshi , Mathura
Festival Date: 24 March 2016, Thursday
Hindu Calender Date: Chaitra Krishana Paksha Pratipada, Samvat 2072
Festival : Dhulandi Holi
Colored water holi in Braj mandal
Color Holi Celebrations in Mathrua Vrindavan Temples
aitra shukla pratipada, i.e. the day following holika dahan is known as Dhulendi. In fact, this is the day when holi is played all over the country. Holi celebrations reach a peak on this day in Vrindavan as well as in the temple on this day. By tradition Bihariji does not play Holi on this day rather He only watches the devotees playing Holi.
The decoration in the temple jagmohan is changed. The silver hut is shifted and a grand golden Bungalow is erected in its place. The curtains stained by Holi colors are also replaced by new ones. Bihariji occupies the high throne to grace the occasion. The arrangements remain the same for morning as well as evening Darshans. Priests do not sprinkle colored water or throw colored powder on devotees rather devotees carry gulal (colored powder) with them and throw it towards Thakurji as well as on each other. Bihariji just sits calmly in his grand bungalow showering his kindness on all.
Huranga (world famous laththamar holi) is organized near the temple premises in the afternoon which continues till evening. At the end the groups of ladies and gents playing huranga go to the temple singing holi songs to secure divine blessings.
Festival Significance : Dolotsav
Festival Date (Hindu Calender) : Chaitra Krishna Pratipada
Festival Date (English Calender) : Wed, 23 March 2016
are those worth to go?