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Dol Jatra

Dol Jatra (Holi) 2024

EVENT DETAILS

Date: Sunday 31st March 2024

Time: 3:00PM - 10:00PM

Venue: Chestnuts Community Centre

280 St Ann's Road, London N15 5BN

Programme:

The evening will consist of puja, anjali, and aarti followed by a variety of performances and bhajans performed by both internal and external artists.

 

Prasadam will be served after the aarti.

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Full Programme

What is Dol Jatra/Holi?

Holi in Sanskrit is known as Dhuli is celebrated by throwing scented powder or coloured water at each other signifying unity and peace. It is a religious festival celebrated or observed mainly by Hindus across the world. It is also known as Dol Jatra or Basantotsav in Bengal province of India, where it is a very popular festival celebrated over 3 to 16 days.

 

Famously it is known as festival of colours throughout the world that is enjoyed religiously and celebrated together, the rich and poor, women and men, old and young without any status barrier. The Holi is celebrated prominently in the Braj region, in location connected to Lord Krishna: such as Mathura, Vrindavan, Nandagaon and Barsana.

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