There are numerous legends for celebrating Dhulandi, the most popular belief is that people celebrate the victory of good over evil on the day. Another popular belief is that the celebrations herald the arrival of spring season by taking inspiration from the myriads of colors in natures bounty.
It is also believed that the season in which Dhulandi is celebrated sees numerous weather changes and this result in skin diseases and other viral attacks. So the playing of Dhulandi using Natural colors extracted from medicinal herbs was a method used by ancient Indians to fight the common diseases occurring during the season. They used to make Dhulandi Holi colors from Neem, Kum Kum, Haldi, Bilva and other medicinal herbs.