24 March 2016

Festivals of India - Holi

Happy Holi !!

Holi is a spring festival of colors celebrated in India, Nepal and other parts of the world by Hindu community. .Holi is a two day festival which starts on the Purnima (Full Moon day) falling in the Bikram Sambat Hindu Calendar month of Falgun which falls somewhere between February and March in the Gregorian Calendar. The first day is known as Holika Dahan  while the second day is known as Rangwali Holi or Dhulivandan.

Lathmar Holi of Mathura

Barsana, a town near Mathura in the Braj region of Uttar Pradesh, celebrates Lath mar Holi in the sprawling compound of the Radha Rani temple. 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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