Phool Dei

Phool Dei is celebrated on the first day of the month of Chaitra in mid March. On this day, young girls conduct most of the ceremonies. In some places this festival is celebrated throughout the month with the advent of spring. This festival is celebrated both in Kumaon and Garhwal regions of Uttarakhand.

About Phool Dei Festival

Phool Dei festival marks the onset of Spring season.

During Phool Dei, festival young girls go to all the houses in the neighbourhood or the village with plates full of rice, jaggery, coconut, green leaves and flowers. They offer their good wishes for the prosperity of the household and are given blessings and presents (sweets, gur, money etc) in return.

In a few places even today they sprinkle flowers and rice on the doorsteps and sing: phool dei, chamma deideno dwar, bhur bhakaryo dei sei namashkar, puje dwar

Sei (a pudding made with floor, curd and jaggery) is prepared specially for this occasion. Folk singers sing the Riturain, Chaiti and other songs welcoming spring and are given presents, money and foodgrains.

Posted by: eUttaranchal/ Bhupendra Kunwar
Phool Dei Photo