Huranga Holi- The Celebrations After Holi at the Dauji Temple
Holi at Dauji Temple,  Mathura

Huranga Holi- The Celebrations After Holi at the Dauji Temple

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When we consider celebrating Holi anywhere. The very initial place which taps our brain is Mathura Holi.


I was part of the Huranga Holi celebration near Mathura at the Shri Dauji Maharaj Mandir, Baldeo.

Stay connected to encounter madness, craziness and surely, you will be there in the next Holi.

Same, as the Goa WhatsApp group chat, would have been part of the Holi group too, mostly going to Mathura & Vrindavan.

The question is –

Q. Did you finish up going to experience Holi in Mathura?

Your group is damn awesome if you end up playing Holi in Mathura. But, if you had not, then I am assured that the Huranga Holi will make you go even solo.

Keeping Humor Aside.

I will be virtually taking you to enjoy the madness of the Huranga Holi at the Dauji temple in Baldeo near Mathura.

A little bit about Huranga Holi

A little bit about Huranga Holi
A little bit about Huranga Holi

The Huranga Holi is played between the brother-in-law & sister-in-law, in other words, Bhabhi & Devar, inside the Dauji temple. This is the last Holi event in Mathura, also a Holi after the Holi event.

But that does not mean if you came to play Huranga Holi and do not have Bhabhi Devar relations then, no escape. The colors will be spread all over, floors will be full of water, the men, clothes will be ripped. The madness can be seen through the sights and felt by actions.

Where is Dauji Temple located?

The large gathering at Dauji Temple, Badeo
The large turnout at Dauji Temple, Baldeo

Shri Dauji Maharaj temple is located at Baldeo town in Uttar Pradesh. The Dauji temple is present at a distance of 21km from Mathura and around 190km from Delhi via the Yamuna expressway.

You need to leave your vehicle in an open area way before the temple. Holi-day is a special occasion a huge gathering is a small point.

The distance of walk from the parking area to the Dauji Temple will be about under 1 km.

The Dauji Mandir is not a huge temple & at the Holi, no space left to even walk inside the premises. The streets which lead to the temple will be filled with celebrations and decorations all around.

How to reach the Dauji Temple Premises to play Huranga Holi?

Dauji Temple at the time of Huranga Holi
Dauji Temple at the time of Huranga Holi

If you are coming from Delhi, which is roughly 3-4 hrs of driving distance away.  You can exercise the following options –

  • Starting very early from Delhi
  • Sojourning for a day around the Baldeo town

Let us jump deep into details –

1. Starting early from Delhi for the Huranga Holi

The Huranga Holi at Dauji temple was celebrated between 11:00 a.m. – 1 p.m, where you can recognize the use of colors and madness all around. It is advised that you reach ahead at the event to view the other activities before Huranga Holi.

2. Sojourning near Dauji temple before the Holi

There are hotel options available in the Baldeo area where you can stay before the Holi night to avoid very early rising for the event.

Try to arrive as early as possible because the temple will be packed in a blink of a sight. You can either go to the first level of the temple to observe all the actions.

If you feel comfortable, you can join others who will be playing Holi freely on the ground level.

Timings of Holi at Dauji Mandir

Holi Celebrations at the Dauji Temple
Holi Celebrations at the Dauji Temple

Mathura Holi is known for its culture & tradition, and Dauji Holi is a perfect example. The timings of Huranga Holi is between 11 a.m – 1 p.m.

I Request you arrive much before the official playing time to see the Pre-Holi Pooja & celebrations later.

In large gatherings, local & foreign visitors arrive much earlier to seal their spots and hold a top view of Huranga Holi.

How to Prepare yourself for the Huranga Holi

Preparation is an essential step before jumping into Huranga Holi. Noted below are some points which you require to prepare yourself; before hopping into action –

1. Be Mentally Strong

Be Mentally Strong during Huranga Holi
Be Mentally Strong during Huranga Holi

Whether we talk about sports or any activity, becoming mentally Strong is an Important factor.

The Huranga Holi is an Intense event you should keep yourself prepared that people will notice you for a long. It is quite easily understood that you are not from that particular background and might look different from the local people.

The type of clothes, behavior, and other such factors will produce different impacts.

2.Dress Appropriately

Holi Celebrations at the Dauji Temple
Holi Celebrations at the Dauji Temple

Dauji Temple is a mandir, and before going to the mandir, we dress appropriately, Right?

Fully covered clothes, removing the shoes outside the temple, or keeping in our hands are the measures to understand.

The same you should follow at the Holi event.

Nobody would be going to pinpoint you related to clothes. It comes from inner-self that will be going to depict intellect and honor.


3.Arrive Early

Arrive early to witness the Pooja inside the Dauji Temple
Arrive early to witness the Pooja inside the Dauji Temple

If can enjoy the Huranga Holi event from the aerial view.

For that, you need to go to the first floor of the temple. You need to come ahead rather than at closing so that you can watch the action happening at the group level.

4. Get involved in the madness

Get involved in the mad celebrations at Huranga Holi
Get involved in the mad celebrations at Huranga Holi

During the peak time of the playing Holi at the Dauji Temple, everybody will be lost in the vibes.

If a woman tries to shred your clothes, do not get offended and take it in the best sense. After all, your reason for coming to Huranga Holi was to experience.

5.Photographers – Be careful

If you are a Photographer, take complete care of your camera, even more than you sometimes.

Because if the clothes get torn, it can be sewed or purchased new.

But, If even a single droplet of water goes inside the sensor. Then, the cost of making the camera in a proper working state again will be going to be more expensive.

People will try to throw colors & waters at your camera so that you can enjoy it freely.

#Keep your camera safe.

6. Carry an extra pair of clothes separately

Carry extra pair of clothes
Carry extra pair of clothes

An extra pair will be going to help to make you look acceptably.

Imagine one hand of your cloth is ripped & the other is completely colored. Then, what sort of personality it will produce in a metropolis like Delhi will be on another level.

Try to avoid eating or drinking anything during the Holi event – You got me right! On the roads with no control over the mind and stopping every car?
(Bhang effect).

Can you imagine this scene from a movie, do not imagine this can turn into reality if you had not said, NO

I believe that you do not require to be in the situation because a lot will offer you as a prasad. Especially to foreign partners, be safe.

Enjoy the Huranga Holi at Dauji Temple

People enjoying the Huranga Holi
People enjoying the Huranga Holi

Holi comes once every year. The eagerness can be viewed in the festivities not only in Mathura but all across India.

The day at Dauji temple will be going, to begin with, morning pooja followed by Holi playing. You can try Mathura’s famous Gujia as the day progresses towards the edge.

Let me know your Huranga Holi experience in the comments.

If you had heard of Huranga Holi for the first time. I believe that this article has insisted you celebrate the next Holi at Dauji temple.

Listed below are helpful guides for the first-timers –
1.Valuable points for the first time in Goa

2.First-timers guide to Jama Masjid

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Until then, keep moving & traveling.

See you on the roads.

Vansh Tiwari
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