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  1. Barsana Holi 2018: Check how best Holi celebration in India takes place

Barsana Holi 2018: Check how best Holi celebration in India takes place

Holi, commonly known as the 'festivals of colours', is a Hindu festival celebrated during the spring in India. The day not only signifies the victory of good over evil but also it is a celebration to welcome spring and bid adieu to winter.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: February 27, 2018 12:30 PM
Barsana Holi 2018: Holi, commonly known as the ‘festivals of colours’, is a Hindu festival celebrated during the spring in India. (Instagram).

Holi, commonly known as the ‘festivals of colours’, is a Hindu festival celebrated during the spring in India. The day not only signifies the victory of good over evil but also it is a celebration to welcome spring and bid adieu to winter. A day before the Holi is Holika Dahan is celebrated. Interestingly, a week before the Holi, north India celebrates Laddu Mar Holi and Lath Mar Holi. Laddu Mar Holi is performed a day before Lath Mar Holi in Barsana town in Mathura, UP. In Laddu Mar Holi, people dance sing and throw laddu’s at each other, which is then consumed as Prasad. The following day is then celebrated as Lath Mar Holi. This year, the Lath Mar Holi was celebrated on February 24. It is traditionally celebrated in Barsana and Nandgoan.

The festival is celebrated by thousands of people. The popular legend is that Lord Krishna had visited Radha’s village on this day and playfully teased her and her friends. The woman of Barsana took offence to this and chased Lord Krishna away. Today, the men from Nandgaon visit Barsana where they are greeted by sticks. In return, the men try to shield themselves and if caught they are made to wear female clothing and dance in public.

Here is how Barsana Holi is celebrated:

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Also, the participants during the celebration drink ‘thandai’ which is commonly called bhang. Reportedly, womenfolk begin preparation for Lath Mar Holi almost a month in advance. Lath Mar Holi is a day of fun, love and equality. Even in Vrindavan, Holi is celebrated in style. At the Banke Bihari Temple, the gulal and phoolon ki holi is pretty common amidst chants of hari bhajans.

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