What Is Phulera Dooj and why it is celebrated:
Lord Krishna devotees plays phulon ki holi with Krishna on the occasion of Phulera dooj. It is famous in North India; it is related to Lord Krishna. Every year Phulera Dooj falls, on the Dwitya or the second day of the Shukla Paksha of Phalgun (February- March). The term Phulera is derived from the Hindi Word ‘Phul’ or flower. They take over the entire celebration of the day.
Phulera Dooj in a way it is a pre holi Celebration. The festival is celebrated with the hope that holi colours garner s the happiness for all people. In a way this denotes gearing for holi. In a way it can be said that it is a holi of flowers.
How to celebrate Phulera Dooj:
On Phulera Dooj, the devotees of Lord Krishna flung to Temples. Devotees flung to Shri Krishna Temple at Mathura, and Radha Vallabh Temple in Vrindavan. In order to celebrate this festival and play holi with flowers.
On this occasion the devotee of Krishna seeks his blessings to lead a long and prosperous life. The Krishna Idol is adorned in a white Garba. This garba is then seated under the colorful and floral creeper decorated Mandap.
A piece of cloth with holi colour of is tied to the waist of the idol/ deity. This denotes that he is ready to play holi. The potli of colour is removed after the night offering or Shayan Bhog.
It is celebrated by individuals at their homes as well. The women of the household pluck different flowers and decorate the idol with their own hands.
They sing and dance to the tune of Lord Krishna. All the flowers that are collected by the women they are converted into fragrant incenses. The celebration goes unto late in night and aartis are performed throughout the night.
Significance of Phulera Dooj:
It primarily introduces, the people with upcoming festivals, bringing joy and prosperity in the name of Lord Krishna.
Auspicious day for Marriage: Hence auspicious ceremonies, like marriages don’t need a particular time or Mahurat on the Phulera Dooj day.
Freedom from Sins: On Phulera Dooj day the devotees are freed from all their doshas.
Shri Krishna Janam bhoomi:
Celebrations of Phuleradooj in Sri Krishna Janam Bhoomi:
The temples in Mathura and Vrindavan, is marked with the display of exuberant music, dance and colour. The appropriate timing of Phulera Dooj gives devotees a glance of the special ‘darshan’. In which Lord Krishna is getting ready for the upcoming Holi festival.
Pooja and Celebrations:
On the occasion of Phulera Dooj special rituals are performed. The idol of Krishna is exquisitely decorated with new clothes, ornaments etc. You can also chant Shri Krishna mantra to get rid of any kind of obstacles in your life.Krishna sang Khelo Phulon ki Holi - Phulera Dooj by Astrologer Swati