Rang Panchami 2024 Date, Significance, Rituals and Religious Practices!

Rang Panchami is another major festival of color in India that holds importance in the Hindu religion. The festival falls on the fifth day of Holi (panchami tithi of Krishna Paksha in Chaitra month) every year. Read the article to learn more about this colorful festival in India.

Rang Panchami 2024 Date

Tithi Date  Time 
Panchami Tithi begins 29 March 2024 8:20 PM
Panchami Tithi Ends 30 March 2024 9:13 PM

We celebrate the Rang Panchami on the fifth day of Holi, so this year, we will be celebrating the Rang Panchmi festival on 30 March 2024.

People celebrate the Rang Panchmi across various regions of India, but mainly in Northern India, such as Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, etc. 

The celebration of Rang Panchmi is associated with colors like Holi people play with colors and splash colors on each other. 

This festival marks the end of Holi festivities and the beginning of new life. The time is extremely auspicious for many devotees of the divine couple Lord Krishna and Goddess Radha.

The auspicious time and date of the festival for offering your prayer to the Lord Krishna and Lord Shiva, Goddess Laxmi: 

Significance of the Rang Panchami festival

The festival of Rang Panchami celebrates the triumph over tamasic and rajas particles. According to Hindu beliefs, when Holika got burned into the fire, and Prahalad remained unharmed in the same fire, the tamas and rajas tattva got purified in the environment. 

People get rid of these tattvas on the day of Holika Dahan, and the five elements, fire, water, earth, air, and the sky get activated in the environment, making our environment cleaner.

People honor the five elements on this day and celebrate the pure aura and divine presence that offers positive effects on people during this time. 

There is a belief that the Gods and Goddesses came on Earth during this time and devotees who worshiped with pure devotion towards their Lord and Goddesses get blessings from them. 

People also play colors and flower Holi with gods and goddesses on this day to offer their prayers and enjoy a blissful time with them. 

There is another belief that is associated with Rang Panchami is Lord Krishna and Putna’s story. According to Hindu beliefs, the Rang Panchami festival celebrates the demise of the female demon Putna by Lord Krishna when he was just a toddler. 

Furthermore, this day also marks the victory over evil as Bhakt Shiromani Prahalad was saved by Lord Vishnu from the evil deeds of his father demon Hirankashyap, and his aunt female demon Holika. 

Rituals and Religious Practices related to the Rang Panchami festival 

According to Hindu beliefs, on the day of Rang Panchami, people must offer prayers to Goddess Laxmi to receive her divine blessings for prosperity and wealth. 

On the day of Rang Panchami, people follow the below rituals and practice them to offer their prayers to Goddess Laxmi to receive the blessings from the Goddess:

  • People wash their hands and feet with Gangajal mixed water to purify their bodies.
  • They offer prayers to Goddess Laxmi with flowers and white sweets as the white color is dear to Goddess Laxmi. 
  • People lit ghee lamps and incense sticks while praying to the Goddess Laxmi for the prosperity of their family.
  • Some people also visit temples on this occasion to offer their prayers. 
  • People play with colors on this day with their peers and family to celebrate the triumph over evil and negative energy.

Rang Panchami Celebrations 

The festival celebration of Rang Panchmi is associated with many beliefs. People from every region celebrate the festival in their own way.  

For instance in Indore, people celebrate the festival with a procession along with water cannons and water tanks that circulate the town.  People splash colors on each other and play Holi with water on the streets of Indore. 

Devotees of Lord Krishna and Goddess Radha visit temples and play with abir gulal with the divine couple. People visit the Banke Bihari temple of Vrindavan on this day to play the holi with Banke Bihari as Rang Panchami marks the end of Holi festivals. 

In Ujjain, people visit Mahakal temple to offer their prayers on Rang Panchami and seek the blessings of Lord Shiva. 

Holi or Dhulandi was celebrated across India on 25 March 2024 with full enthusiasm and joy. Now, it’s time to mark the end of the Holi festival on Rang Panchmi with the same enthusiasm.

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