Holika Dahan at Phalen Village in Uttar Pradesh

Holika Dahan at Phalen Village, Mathura, Uttar Pradesh

Phalen village is approx. 50 km from Vrindavan famous for Babulal priest walking through Holika Dahan. We hire an auto to and fro journey from Vrindavan for Rs. 1,100 in the middle of night at 12:30.

At 1:30 am we reached Kosi Kalan via National Highway 2 and stop for tea and snacks. Phalen village is 8 km approx. from Kosi Kalan. 2:30 am we reached.

Road condition between Vrindavan and Kosi Kalan was excellent but next few km was not that good. Traffic was on road. Cars, motorbike going towards Phalen village. After reaching village first we saw Nautanki (folk theatre) as there was still time (between 4:00 am – 4:30 am decided by priest) for Holika Dahan to start. And then we saw glimpse of Babulal holy priest walking through Holika Dahan.

More than thousands people – locals as well as tourist including foreigners were present.

I was told Babulal priest will come out of nearby temple and after having bath at Prahlad Kund walks through Holika Dahan. I was also told since Basant Panchami he is observing Falahari (fast) for this day when he will walk through Holika Dahan.

Amazing experience it was for us. I suggest if you are visiting try to visit early to occupy your seats.