The full of colors festival – HOLI…

One of the major festivals of India – Holi is one of the most ancient festivals in India. It was originally named as ‘Holika’. It is celebrated in most of the parts of the country. Holi Festival is really so unique and special and the most full of fun festival of Hindus.

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 The celebrations of the festival go on for about a week in Mathura Vrindavan. One of the unique features of the festival here is that different temples of Lord Krishna celebrate Holi on different days. It is interesting as well as amazing, to watch devotees at the Banke-Bihari Temple of Vrindavan. The environment is filled with a unique thrill, with people passionately chanting the name of Lord Krishna and Radha.

 It’s an occasion that brings us pure joy of life, music, fun, lots of Hulla Gulla and of course, tons of dazzling colors! Every year it is celebrated on the day after moon in March and glorifies good harvest and fertility of the land. It’s is also time for spring harvest. It’s the time when friends, family are all together during Holi, practice, which at other times could be offensive, are allowed. Squeezing colored water on passers’-by, dunking friends in mud pool, getting intoxicated on bhaang and reveling with companions is perfectly acceptable. On the occasion ofHoli, you can get away with almost anything by saying, “DON’T MIND, its HOLI!”  (In Hindi – Bura Na Mano, HoliHai).

After a celebration and exciting day, the evening spent in get together, when people meet relatives and friends and exchanges sweets, festival greeting, chocolates, flowers etc…

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