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Phagu Dashami 2025 Date - Fagu Dashami in Odisha

Phagu Dashami marks the beginning of the Dol Purnima Holi festival in Odisha. Phagu Dashami 2025 Date is March 9. 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 Odisha and is observed for more than 10 days. Dol Purnima is on March 14.

The festival celebrates the eternal love of Lord Krishna and Radha. From Phagu Dashami 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.

Fagu Dashami in Odisha

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.