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Jhulan


Jhulan a Vaishvava festival, similar to Doljatra or Holi. It is also called the Jhulan festival of radha and krishna. The festival continues for five days, from the eleventh of the first bright fortnight of the Bangla month of Shravan to the day of the full moon.

In this festival, images of Radha, Krishna and other Vaishnava deities are placed on a swing. Hindu women celebrate the festival with great enthusiasm. At present the celebration is also spreading among non-Vaishnavites. [Sambaru Chandra Mohanta]