Enjoy Rang Panchami in Indore

Reserve Indore's Rang Panchami Seats Now

Have fun with colours, music, dance and festive vibes this 30th of March during the Rang Panchami festival, one of Indore’s biggest events of the year. Book your prime viewing spot on the terraces & balconies of local houses along the procession route and witness vibrant colours fill the streets. Book your balcony seat and witness people dance, sing and make merry as colours fill the air with love and joy..

Rang Panchami is celebrated five days after Holi, during the second fortnight of the Hindu month Phalgun, featuring lively activities like playing with colours, festive music, and dance. Rang Panchami is mainly celebrated in Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Maharashtra.

In Indore, its festivities hit an exceptional level of excitement. Here, people honor deities like Lord Krishna and Radha, by offering prayers and adorning idols with garlands. It is also a time for feasting and joyous gatherings, where friends and family enjoy traditional foods. The centre of attraction in Indore during Rang Panchami is the procession called ‘Gair’. 

Colours, culture, and fun, Rang Panchami festival has it all. So, what are you waiting for? Book your balcony seat and be a part of the Rang Panchami festival this year & enjoy Indore’s lively atmosphere filled with music, laughter, and a feeling of togetherness.

Experience the Best of Rang Panchami From Locals' Homes

Discover the essence of tradition with Rang Panchami, a vibrant cultural experience offered by locals from the comfort of their homes. Immerse yourself in the colours, flavors, and rhythms of Indian heritage.

What is the Rang Panchami Festival?

Ranga Panchami is a Hindu festival celebrated on the fifth day after Holi. The term "Rang" means colour, while "Panchami" refers to the fifth day in the Hindu lunar calendar. During this festival, people sprinkle coloured powder “gulal” and splash coloured water on each other, similar to Holi. 

This year the Ranga Panchami festival will be celebrated on Saturday, 30 March 2024.

Rang Panchami 2024 Timings

  • Panchami Tithi Begins: 08:20 pm on 29 March 2024
  • Panchami Tithi Ends: 09:13 pm on 30 March 2024

Rang Panchami Location: The Rang Panchami procession moves through different routes, surrounding Rajwada.

Nearest Airport: Devi Ahilyabai Holkar International Airport in Indore, Madhya Pradesh. 

Nearest Railway Station: Indore Junction railway station 

Gair Procession Experience in Indore

  • The Gair procession moves through the city along different routes around Rajwada. 
  • People gather at Rajwada to get coloured by canons. 
  • A large vehicle carries flowers, Gulal, and water tankers during the procession.
  • Motor pumps throw colours and flowers high into the air, creating a vibrant and colourful atmosphere.
  • Even people standing on balconies cannot help being drenched in colours.
  • Music adds to the festive atmosphere, complementing the colourful celebrations.
  • Men, women, children and families participate in the event, which is organised with tight security to ensure a safe environment, particularly for women and children.

History of Rang Panchami

Rang Panchami is celebrated to mark the significance of love and colours. The colours symbolize the human body and the universe's five basic elements, Pancha Tattva: Agni (fire), Prithvi (earth), Jal (water), Vayu (air), and Akash (space). During Rang Panchami, the vibrant colours also symbolize victory over darkness and impurity.

This celebration, observed on the fifth day of the bright half of the Hindu month of Phalgun, is both playful and sacred. Through colourful rituals, it invokes the presence of the divine. This significant day holds deep cultural importance, symbolizing the arrival of spring and the victory of good over evil.

The history of Rang Panchami in Indore dates to the Holkar era and remains popular to this day. Thousands of people gather at the historical Rajwada and enjoy the celebrations.

Tips for Visitors

  1. Wear clothes that you don't mind getting smeared with coloured powder and water. Also, bring a change of clothes.
  2. Choose comfortable and waterproof footwear as the streets may get wet and slippery.
  3. Keep your valuables safe by carrying them in a waterproof bag.
  4. Stay hydrated throughout the day by carrying a water bottle with you.
  5. Be respectful of local customs and traditions during the festival.
  6. Plan your transportation in advance, as streets may be crowded during the festivities.
  7. Protect your eyes by wearing sunglasses to shield them from coloured powder.
  8. Don't forget to taste the delicious local cuisine available at food stalls during the festival.

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