Ranga Panchami

Celebrating the Victory of Good over Evil with Colours
Ranga Panchami

Ranga Panchami

Rang Panchami is a Hindu festival that is celebrated after the 5th day of Holi. This festival is celebrated with great enthusiasm, which marks the victory of good over evil. It is celebrated by playing Holi in a few parts of India. 

What is Ranga Panchmi?

Rang Panchami is a Hindu festival that is observed on the Panchami Tithi of Shukla Paksha after the five days of Holi. In several parts of India, Rang Panchami is observed in its own way.

Along with this, Shobha Yatra is also being seen performing in several parts. According to Hindu Mythology, Ranga Panchami is also the festival of colour that is offered to gods and goddesses to pour blessings on the devotees with positive energy. 

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Why is Rang Panchami celebrated?

On the day of Rang Panchami, it is asserted that the divine powers are more than the negative powers. On this day, a visit to Radharani’s temple and worshipping is also said to be mandatory.

Though Lord Krishna is well-known for his rasleela with the Gopis, so it is said that on this day, also he did Rasleela and the next day played holi. 

What is the Significance of Ranga Panchmi?

Rang Panchami signifies happiness, positivity and love. On this day, people seem to rejoice in their happiness by blowing gulal in the air.

It is said that doing so destroys negative energy and welcomes positive energy into the atmosphere, and also influences in person’s life. It is also said that if a couple offers colours to Radha-Krishna, then their love strengthens and lives happily ever after. 

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Where Ranga Panchmi is celebrated in India?

Rang Panchami is partially celebrated in all parts of India, but it is more prominently followed in Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and Indore.

Talking about Indore, Rang Panchami is seen celebrated with a procession called “Ger”. This procession is carried out in the whole city where people of every religion and caste are seen participating in it.

The procession is carried out with full pomp, dancing and enthusiasm. During this time, the whole of Indore is seen as painted with different colours. 


Rang Panchami is a festival that is celebrated on the 5th day of Holi. On this day also, Holi is played but only with gulal. It is believed that Rang Panchami is the festival where all positive energy overlaps negative energy.

Several cities of India are seen playing Ranga Panchami by offering colours to Radha-Krishna. To witness this auspicious festival, you should visit Indore, Madhya Pradesh. Take part in the procession carried out on this day where each and everyone are seen painted in the colours. 

We hope you enjoyed reading this article. If you love to celebrate Holi, then you should know about Rang Panchami as well, and this is the article for you.

If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. We welcome your contributions to the conversation. For more information about festivals in March, you can check out

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