March 18, 2022 6:00 am
Madan mohan Parikrama and Holi Celebration : 5:00 PM
New Panjika Patha : 6:30 PM
Dola Purnima is a popular Hindu festival, which is celebrated on a full moon day in the month of Falguna (March). It goes on for six days, beginning with the famous Dola Jatra, which falls on Falguna Dasami Day.
During Dola Jatra, the idol of Lord Krishna is carried to all the homes in the village on a decorated Vimana (palanquin) in a procession with Sankirtan Mandali, drummers, singers and musicians.
Each household in the village offers Bhog to Lord Krishna. The people who follow the procession play with Abira (dry colours).
The six-day Dola Jatra concludes on Dola Purnima.
On the final day of the Purnima, the celebration culminates with a swing-festival for the deities.
Dola Purnima marks the end of a six-day swing festival of Radha and Lord Krishna. On Dola Purnima, the idols carried in palanquins from many villages assemble at one place called Melana Padia. All the swings are fixed on one platform. The procession is led by village drummers, pipers and the ‘Sankirtana Mandalis’.
In mythology, this festival has been referred to as ‘Basantotsaba’ or the spring-festival. Some scriptures testify that ‘Madanotsaba’, the festival held in honour of ‘Madana’ or Cupid, was later transformed to “Dolatsaba” or swing-festival of Krishna.
This festival marks the onset of spring and is celebrated with fervour.