Holi and spring in Jodhpur, Rajasthan.

Souvik By Souvik, 30th Mar 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
Posted in Wikinut>Travel>Asia>India>Rajasthan

The article speaks about the manner holi, the festival of colours is played in the spring season in the city of Jodhpur, Rajasthan.


Holi in Jodhpur, Rajasthan is played with a lot of enthusiusm during the month of March and during the season of spring.


Different companies manufacture different types of pichkaris for people in Rajasthan. Pichkaris are used to give colours to others.


Gulal or abir are the dry colours which are made in different colours and shades like yellow, orange, red, pink, etc.

Gulal is supplied to other parts.

Gulal of Rajasthan is very famous. It is supplied to other parts of India including Gujarat, Maharashtra and other states.


Spring is a very romantic season. After the end of winter, people of Jodhpur, Rajasthan enjoy the spring season a lot.

2013 holi.

In 2013, holi came a bit later. It was celebrated on 26th March. But as the winter was prolonged one in Jodhpur, the weather remained pleasant.


The gulal are coloured powder which are also called abir which are given in the faces of people and have good effect on the skin.

Yellow gulal.

Among the different coloured gulals, the yellow gulal and the orange gulal are the best gulal which are good for the skins.

Other colours.

There are other colours of gulal like pink, red, green, which are also used when holi is played in Jodhpur, Rajasthan.


Other than gulal, colours are opened from packets and mixed in buckets of water and the pichkaries are filled with them.


The colours that are mixed can be made thicker or thinner based on the quantity of water used to mix them.

Effect on nature.

With the playing of holi with the colours, there are different germs in nature which are killed which arrive during spring.


Those colours which are made of harmless chemicals are best suited for playing holi. It should not be played with synthetic materials.

Krishna Ratha.

Holi and Basant utsav also marks the memories of playing holi of Lord Krishna and Radha in Brindavan during epic age.

Holi should be played peacefully.

Holi should be played peacefully. Those sections of society who have allergy towards colours, while playing holi or celebrating vasantutsav.


Colour, Gulal, Holi, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, Spring

Meet the author

author avatar Souvik
Dr. Souvik Chatterji.
PhD in Law from NLUJ, India
LLM from Warwick University, Coventry, UK You may also find my writings at <a href="http://expertscolumn.com ">Expertscolumn.com</a> '

Share this page

moderator johnnydod moderated this page.
If you have any complaints about this content, please let us know


author avatar Souvik
30th Mar 2013 (#)

The colours, the gulal, the warmth, makes the atmosphere in Spring season romantic.
Dr. Souvik Chatterji

Reply to this comment

author avatar Nayab
16th Mar 2014 (#)

Happy holi!!!! sir to you and your family...
May this holi brings all happy colours in life....

Reply to this comment

author avatar akram saqib
30th Mar 2013 (#)

nice album

Reply to this comment

author avatar Souvik
31st Mar 2013 (#)

Dear Akramji,
Thanks a lot for the comments. Happy holi.
Dr. Souvik Chatterji

Reply to this comment

author avatar Kingwell
6th Apr 2013 (#)

Interesting and the pictures are beautiful.

Reply to this comment

author avatar Souvik
6th Apr 2013 (#)

Dear Kingwell,
Thanks a lot for admiring the pictures. Holi is a festival of colours.
Dr. Souvik Chatterji

Reply to this comment

author avatar philpalm
13th Jul 2013 (#)

I think Los Angeles's festival of lights is sort of similar. Also visiting the Children's museum some facepainting is also done. However the idea is great when done with constraints of being playful and not to encourage malice.

Reply to this comment

author avatar Souvik
14th Jul 2013 (#)

Thanks Philpam for the beautiful comments and sharing about the experience of Los Angeles. I learned a lot from your comment.

Reply to this comment

Add a comment
Can't login?