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Google Holi Doodle – Google joins in Holi Festival

Google search logo today sports the Holi festival observed in India. The Google Holi doodle is only visible in the google.co.in site.



Holi Festival Quiz

This is a quiz based on holi festival. It is an attempt to learn more about the different aspects of Holi and how it is observed in different parts of India. Answers to the Holi festival can be found in the blog. If you have any doubts regarding any question you can do a search on the blog.

The quiz is embedded below:

Today – March 17, 2014 – is Holi – Dhuleti or Dhulandi – Festival of Colors

Today, March 17, 2014, is Holi festival when people play with colors. Yesterday was Holika Dahan. The play with colors today is known as Dhulandi or Dhuleti or Dhulivandan. Holi festival is largely associated with Lord Krishna and it is said that in his childhood and teenage, Krishna played the festival with Gopas and Gopis in Vrindavan.
For many, Holi might have narrowed down to playing with colors but in rural India it is still a harvest festival. Holi is celebrated during the spring season, when all the trees and plants are filled with flowers of various hues. There is a sweet smell everywhere. Nature’s beauty is at its best during this period. And these natural Holi colors give new hope and joy to life.
You may also like to read Reason for celebrating Holi in Hindu Scriptures

Today’s Hindu Calendar – March 17, 2014 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on March 17, 2014 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the waning phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is is Krishna Pakha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the waxing phase of moon till 11:12 PM on March 17. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Uttaraphalguni or Uthiram Nakshatra till 1:32 PM. Then onward it is Hasta or Atham Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Kanya Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Dhuleti – Holi Festival
Kali Yuga Year – 5115
Vikram Samvant 2070 – Chaitra Krishna Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the waning phase of moon in Chaitra month in North India - Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jammu and Kashmir.
Vijayanama Samvatsar/ Shalivahana Saka 1935 –…

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