Ekadashi of Shukla Paksha of Phalgun month is called Rangabhari Ekadashi. Baba Vishwanath’s special decoration is done on this day in Kashi. According to mythological beliefs, Baba Vishwanath came to Kashi on Falgun Shukla Ekadashi after marrying mother Parvati on the day of Falgun Krishna Chaturdashi i.e. Mahashivratri. On this occasion, moving statues of the Shiva family are brought to the Kashi Vishwanath temple and Baba Shri Kashi Vishwanath Mangal goes out to the family to bless his people, devotees and devotees on a visit to his Kashi area with the sound of instruments. This time Rangabhari Ekadashi was celebrated on 5 March in Kashi.
The tradition of Holi is around 350 years old
The tradition of playing Holi with the ashes of the pyre on the Manikarnika crematorium of Kashi on Rangbharni Ekadashi has been around for 350 years. On Falgun Shukla Ekadashi, Baba Vishwanath brings Gauri Mata away. In this joy, Rangotsav is celebrated here and the next day Holi of Chita Bhasma is played at Manikarnika Ghat. This year, Holi was played in Kashi on March 5 at Rangbharni Ekadashi due to differences in almanac.
Holi of Bhubhut is played
It is believed that on this day Baba Vishwanath himself plays Holi with the devotees. On this day, the procession of Baba Vishwanath tied the royal turban in a silver palanquin from the Mahanta residence. Along with this, Gauri, the daughter of the Himalayas, is also decorated. Together, Balrup Ganesh also lives. On this occasion, Holi of Bhubhta is played before Baba’s palanquin gets up in the evening. After this the procession leaves. Thousands of devotees fly abir-gulal in it. After this, special Saptarshi Aarti is done after installing Holi in the sanctum sanctorum and playing Holi.
Celebration begins in Kashi with Rangbhari Ekadashi
Holi festival begins in Kashi with the playing of Holi with the devotion of Baba Vishwanath on Rangabhari Ekadashi. From this day to Dhulendi, Holi is celebrated in Banaras. In the Shiva temples, the era of playing Holi begins with flowers and Abir Gulal.