Dhulivandan is a festival associated with Holi celebrations in
Maharashtra. Dhulivandan 2016 date is March 24. The ritual of Dhooli Vandan is of significance to farmers. The main ritual involves worship of soil and the ashes from the burning of firewood on the previous night – Holika Dahan.
Dhulivandan is observed a good and rich harvest in the coming season. A popular legend associated with this ritual is that of Lord Shiva burning Kama, the god of love, in ashes.
This particular ritual associated with Holi festival in
Maharashtra is now limited to rural areas.