Celebrate Rang Panchami & Holi in Goa

Holi is the festival of joy and it is celebrated with pomp and fervor throughout the country. Enthusiasm and zest of the celebrators reaches a peak level during the celebrations of Holi festival in Goa. Honored as the festival of colors rang panchami is observed on the fifth day of the month called Panchami. These festivals show a root deeply embellished in the historical and cultural backgrounds of Hindu religion. Holi is nothing but the symbolic celebration of victory of Good over evil. Holi is also known by the names Dhulivandan, Dhulandi and Dhulheti. The historical origin of the festival takes us to the legend of Bhakta Pralhad who escaped the grip of demoness Holika who took him into fire, Holika was burned in the fire but Pralhad escaped. In southern India it is referred to as Kama Dahanam.
Holi Festival in Goa
Goa the melting pot of many cultures displaying the dominance of Hinduism and Christianity celebrates this festival of vigor with real Goan spirit. It offers lots of dedication towards celebrating many colorful festivals of the region. The Goan culture is more liberal and teaches its inhabitants the great path of following a secular way of life. Goans are observed to be on the forefront regarding the Holi and Rang panchami celebrations. This spring festival is typically referred to as Shimgo by the locals. It is celebrated in the most religious and traditional way. Spreading of Gulal by the masses makes the atmosphere more enchanting which is supported by the roar of the drum beats taking the celebrations on high spirits. Cultural events in Goa during Holi festival are witnessed in the form of troupe performances and cultural dramas based on the mythological legends. Panaji organizes a huge parade and observes descent Holi celebrations in this city. Ancient temples in Goa are beautified with illuminations and special events are arranged during the festival. The most dazzling rang panchami in Goa is observed at Margao, Mapusa, Panaji and Vasco, whereas Damodar temple at Zambaulim celebrates it by the names Fatorpa and Zambaulim gulal.
Rang Panchami in Goa
Goa normally gets flooded with tourists during festivals but visitors have lot of choice in selecting the location and type for their stay. We would like to invite you to Colva beach the authentic beach destination of Goa, for an invigorating stay in vicinity of the beach at our Hotel Graciano cottages. The hotel is beautifully decorated during festive time and we provide every facility to enjoy a stupendous stay while exploring the beauty of the festival.

Get the Glance of Incredible Celebrations of Goa Carnival 2013 at Colva Beach

It’s time again to get geared up for the most awaited blissful event in Goa the Goa Carnival 2013. This year Carnival in Goa will be celebrated from 9th of February till 12th of February. Carnival the most entertaining and energetic festival of Goa will rock Goa for three more days. The heat of this festival will also be transformed into the splendid beaches of Goa. Colva Beach the splendid fine sandy beach of Goa will be dazzling with the carnival celebrations to its full capacity.
traditional dance at Beach Bonanza festival
Colva is the longest strip of picturesque white sandy beach in South Goa lined beautifully with palm trees, adorning the coast from Cabo de Rama in the south till Bogmalo in the North. Previously this was the most favorite place of top class people of Goa. It was visited for a placid stay at the backdrop of the tranquil surroundings. The beach apart from its suitability to enjoy splendid beach activities has many other attractions, which bring hordes of visitors to this incredible beach in Goa.They include the historical churches like Igreja de Nossa Senhora de Piedade, which was established long back in 1630 and keeps much importance among the catholic community of Goa.
beach bonanza

The Church is more popular for its religious event Fama of Menino Jesuse celebrated annually in the month of October. A large fair is organized at Colva during this festival. Colva is also popular for its adventure activities like parasailing, Jet skiing and above all the underwater excursion. The exclusive length of the beach makes it a heaven for parasailing and riding the speedboats. Hotels near Colva beach in Goa are set for a massive Carnival celebration.
beach bonanza festival

Colva is blessed with all the natural beauties like powdered white sand, huge space for partying and the greenery at the backdrop of the ocean. Keeping the popularity of the beach in mind many budget hotels in Goa near Colva beach have sprung up rapidly. We at Hotel Graciano cottages near Colva beach in Goa, are totally prepared to welcome the cheering crowds of the visitors during the Carnival celebrations starting from 9th February onwards. Visit Goa to witness the charm of the fascinating Carnival celebrations. We will make your stay in Goa during this season a splendid experience to share with your friends and colleagues.