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Phagu Dasami 2018 Date - Fagu Dasami in Odisha

Phagu Dasami marks the beginning of the Dol Purnima Holi festival in Odisha. Phagu Dasami 2018 Date is February 25. It is observed six days before the Purnima day (full moon day) in Falgun month as per traditional Oriya calendar. Dol Purnima, also known as Dolyatra or Doljatra, is the Holi festival in Orissa and is observed for more than 10 days. Dol Poornima is on March 1.

The festival celebrates the eternal love of Lord Krishna and Radha. From Phagu Dasami to Dol Purnima, the murtis of Lord Krishna and Radha are placed in swing and worshipped. The six-day festival is held in homes, temples and by spiritual organizations.

The highlight of the festival is the smearing of the idols of Krishna and Radha with ‘abir’ or ‘gulal’ (colored powder).

The festival in some regions extends for more days and then it ends on the Panchu Dola day.