Madan Dwadasi, or Madana Dvadasi, is associated with Hindu God Kama, the god of love. For some Hindu communities the day is associated with Lord Shiva. Madana Dwadasi 2016 date is April 18. It is observed on the 12th day of the Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of moon) of Chaitra month (March – April).
The twelfth, thirteenth and fourteenth day of the waxing phase of moon of Chaitra month is dedicated to Hindu God Kama. Lord Shiva is also worshipped during the period.
These days are auspicious to Hindu communities that associate the legend of Holi festival with Shiva burning
Kama by opening his third eye.