Phulera Dooj, also known as Holi Dooj or Bhai Dooj, is an auspicious day in the Hindu calendar, which falls on the second day after the festival of Holi. This year, in 2023, Phulera Dooj will be celebrated on March 14th. While the day is primarily dedicated to the bond between siblings, it also holds a significant place in the hearts of the devotees of Lord Krishna, as it marks the reunion of the divine couple, Krishna and Radha.
According to Hindu mythology, Radha and Krishna’s love was pure and selfless, and their bond is considered to be the epitome of true love. It is believed that Radha and Krishna had a divine relationship that went beyond the physical realm. Their love was not just romantic, but also spiritual and profound, and is celebrated to this day.
On Phulera Dooj, devotees offer prayers to Lord Krishna and Radha and seek their blessings. They prepare special delicacies, offer them to the deities, and distribute them among family and friends. It is also a day for siblings to strengthen their bond and express their love for each other.
In some regions, Phulera Dooj is also celebrated as a harvest festival, where farmers express their gratitude to nature and seek blessings for a bountiful harvest. The festival is also an occasion for social gatherings, where people come together to sing, dance and celebrate.
In Vrindavan, Mathura, and other parts of India, the festival is celebrated with great enthusiasm and zeal. Devotees decorate their homes and temples with flowers and colours, and perform aarti and bhajans in honour of Krishna and Radha.
Phulera Dooj 2023 is a day to celebrate the eternal love of Krishna and Radha, and to cherish the bond between siblings. It is a day to spread love and happiness and to seek the blessings of the divine couple. May this Phulera Dooj bring joy and prosperity to all!