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Phagu Dasami

  
Phagu Dashami is the first day of Dolyatra festival in Odisha. It is observed on Phalgun
 Shukla Dashami, the tenth day in bright half of Falgun masa(month). 
 On this day, idols or images of Radha and Lord Krishna are placed on a swing as part of Basantotsav. It also marks the beginning of 5-day Holi festival in Odisha.
  
The major highlight of Phagu Dashami festival and Dolyatra is the smearing Lord Krishna and Radha idols with gulal and abhir. 
On Phagu Purnima or Phalgun Purnima, Holi festival is celebrated. The day after Holi festival is celebrated as Vasantotsav in some places of Odisha and Bengal.

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