08 April 2015

New Special Cover


Lathmar Holi of Mathura : 1 April 2015





A special cover was released at Mathura on famous Lathmar Holi of Mathura 1st April 2015.

- Sandeep Chaurasia – Gorakhpur

image Lath mar Holi : laṭhmār holi, is a local celebration of the Hindu festival of Holi. It takes place days before the actual Holi in the neighbouring towns of Barsana and Nandgaon near Mathura in the state of Uttar Pradesh, where thousands of Hindus and tourists congregate, each year. The name means "that Holi in which people hit with sticks" .

In the sprawling compound of the Radha Rani temple in Barsana, thousands gather to witness the Lath Mar holi when women beat up men with sticks  as those on the sidelines become hysterical, sing Holi Songs and shout Sri Radhey or Sri Krishna.


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