Dola Purnima or Holi is a prevalent celebration in the seaside areas of Orissa. It is the full-moon day in the period of Falguna. Through the celebration the spring is invited and appreciated with gaiety and joy. This celebration has been alluded to in the puranical messages as "Basantotsaba" or the spring-celebration.
A few sacred texts affirm that the "Madanotsaba", the celebration held to pay tribute to 'Madana' or the Cupid was later changed as the "Dolatsaba" or swing-celebration of Krishna. In this way, Krishna is satisfied on this event as "Madanamohana". Depiction of the celebration as Dolatsaba discovers say in ious 'Puranas' and other Sanskrit writings. The 'Padma Purana' says, "One is appeased of all transgressions, who gets a dream of Krishna influencing in the swing."