Ranga Panchami is celebrated on Phalguna Krushnapaksha Panchami, which marks the fifth day of the second fortnight of Phalguna month. On this festival day, people play with colour just like Holi.
This day is largely celebrated in the Malwa region, with people widely participating, particularly in the city of Indore, Madhya Pradesh. People celebrate the festival by throwing colours and pouring coloured water on others.
It is one of the most anticipated festivals for a reason and it is sure to be fun-filled with affairs across the Malwa region.
Significance of Rang Panchami
Ranga Panchami is celebrated five days after Dulendi or Holi, but it is not the usual Holi colours that paint the atmosphere around, rather it is the colour of music that has larger significance. Indore has its own style of celebrating Rang Panchami.
In Indore, the local municipal corporation sprinkles colour-mixed water on the main streets of old Indore. Earlier, they used fire brigade vehicles for this purpose.
Rang Panchami signifies the victory of Raja Tama, which is initiated on the day of Holika Dahan. As per the folklore, the fire lit on Holi decomposes the Raja Tama particles in the atmosphere and helps activate the deities in the form of colours.
Its objective is to activate the five elements of radiant manifest colours, as well as to touch and sense the deities who are drawn to the corresponding colours.