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Hurang or Hurdang Holi in Mathura and Vrindavan

Hurang or Hurdang Holi celebration is dedicated to Balram, or Baldev, the elder brother of Lord Krishna. It is observed in and around Baldev Town , around 20 km from Mathura . The temple dedicated to Balaram here is known as Dauji Ka Mandir. Thandai, a cool drink mixed with Bhang, is lavishly served during the period and this intoxicates the Holi participants here. Hurang is observed for two days during Holi period. The Baldev town turns into a carnival of music, rasia competitions and folk dances during the period. People go around splashing colors from pichkaris or mini water cannons from dawn to dusk. Thousands of Krishna devotees arrive at the town to observe the festival. The colors for the festival are prepared from Tesu flowers in a huge tank in the premise of the Baldev Temple . Traditional musical instruments are used create music during the period. But the highlight of the festival is the activities of people under the influence of bhang.

Mithuna Rashi Lucky Number

What is the lucky number of Mithuna Rashi born people? The benefits of lucky number include progress and change in luck. Mithuna rashi lucky number is four. The people born in the rashi should buy car, bike or scooter having number four in it or when added the total should be four. Buying shop number 4 is good for the Mithuna Rashi people. Similarly, buying flat or plot having number four is good. Having mobile number with number 4 is good for the people. Lighting four-wick lamp on birthday is good for Mithuna Rashi. Make a garland of four peepal leaves and offer it to Hanuman to overcome all forms of troubles in life. Offer four banana to Vishnu and offer prayers. Later give the bananas to a cow.

Deotamura – Noted for Huge Carvings of Hindu Gods and Goddesses in Tripura

Deotamura, means peak of God, is famous for its panels of rock carvings on a steep mountain wall on the bank of Gomati River in Tripura. The place is also known as Chabimura or Devtamura and is around 75 km from Agarthala and 5 km from Amarpur. Huge images of Shiva, Vishnu, Kartik, Mahishasuramardini Durga and other gods and goddesses from Hindu pantheon are carved on a mountain at Deotamura. It is believed that the images were carved during 15th and 16th centuries. To reach one can take bus from Udaipur to Rangamati. From Rangamati one has to take a boat to reach Deotamura.