Phulera Dooj is a festival mainly associated with the spring season. This festival is celebrated on the second day of Shukla Paksha of Phalgun month. According to Hindu beliefs, the day of Phulera Dooj is very sacred and is considered the most auspicious for marriages. The festival of Phulera Dooj is also known as the arrival of Holi, the festival of colours. This festival is extensively observed across India, primarily in Uttar Pradesh’s Vrindavan, Mathura and Brij where Lord Krishna is greatly worshipped. This day is considered to be very auspicious for Manglik rituals too. On this day, the Moon enters the zodiac sign Pisces and prospers their life. Devotees observe a strict fast and worship Lord Krishna on Phulera Dooj to seek blessings for a peaceful life.
So let’s get to know more about Phulera Dooj 2022 via this DevDarshan blog.
Legend Behind Phulera Dooj
According to Hindu mythological texts, Lord Radha was upset with Lord Krishna since he was not able to meet her due to some work in Vrindavan. Due to this the flowers and cattle in Mathura started dying. When Lord Krishna got to know about this, he left for Mathura immediately. He reached on the second day of the Phalgun month and played Holi with Radha with flowers to uplift her mood.
Date, Timing and Shubh Muhurat
In 2022, the festival of Phulera Dooj falls on 4 March, Friday.
Muhurat starts: 03 March 2022, Thursday 09:36 pm
Muhurat ends: 04 March 2022, Friday 08:45 pm
Significance of Phulera Dooj
On the day of Phulera Dooj, worshiping Lord Lord Krishna and reciting his hymns and mantras is considered very auspicious. It is believed that Lord Krishna showers his blessings on his ardent devotees on this day. The devotees who worship Radha-Krishna with love and reverence on this day, tend to get rid of major problems and obstacles and can lead a life of love, peace and happiness. Worship on the day of Phulera dooj is also believed to negate the harmful effects of grahas doshas. This day is very sacred for auspicious work like marriage, engagement, purchase of property etc.
Phulera Dooj Puja Rituals
- On the day of Phoolera Dooj, the devotees should wake up early in the morning, take a bath and also wear fresh clothes.
- Then the puja place is cleaned, the idols of Lord Radha-Krishna are kept on a clean podium and decorated with fresh flowers.
- The puja is commences on the given muhurat and Gulal ( red colour), Panchamrit and white sweets are offered to the Lord as a part of the bhog.
- The devotees also recite ‘Madhurashtakam’ or ‘Radha Kripa Kataksha’. If it is difficult to recite then one can only chant ‘Radhe Krishna’.
- At the end of the puja, the devotees do shringaar of the idols and receive Prasad.
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