Today is rang bhari Ekadashi

This day falls between mahashivratri and Holi festival.
It is celebrated in north and specially in banaras as its believed that Lord shiva and parvati came to Kashi after getting married for the first time.
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Kashi as it is is considered there favorite city. In kashi vishwanath jyotirlinga temple the idol of lord shiva is decorated and applied with “gulal”/ colored powder which symbolises the celebration of holi also.
रंगभरी एकादशी is also known as आमलकी एकादशी.

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3 Comments

Shalzmojo · 28th February 2018 at 03:08

Wow! I had no clue about this ritual and those pics of the gulal drenched linga and the priests are really good.

    PraGun · 28th February 2018 at 05:13

    Thx for reading my post, yes it’s a different tradition, specially observed in Varanasi.

Snehal Sham · 1st March 2018 at 08:49

Just wow!

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