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Holi

Published January 27th, 2014

The Hindu festival of Holi which is also called as the Festival of Colors celebrated with much enthusiasm in the month of Phalgun, which usually corresponds to the month of March. It marks the arrival of spring and the bright colors represent energy, life, and joy. In Mathura, the birthplace of Lord Krishna and in Vrindavan this day is celebrated with special puja and the traditional custom of worshiping Lord Krishna, here the festival lasts for sixteen days. All over the Braj region and its nearby places like Hathras, Aligarh, Agra the Holi is celebrated in more or less same way as in Mathura, Vrindavan and Barsana. Holi is spread over 16 days in Nandgaon, Barsana, Goverdhan, Vrindavan as well as Mathura - the cities with which Lord Krishna shared a deep affiliation. Apart from the usual fun with colored powder and water, Holi is marked by vibrant processions which are accompanied by folk songs, dances and a general sense of abandoned vitality. These photographs share the mood of Holi ...

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