The festival of joy Holi is celebrated throughout India with full intensity. Colors and liquids are sprayed over everyone in sight. Doesn’t matter if you’re known or unknown, friend or rival, no one is spared when it comes to playing Holi.
Mathura, the birth place of Lord Krishna is known for celebrating Holi in grand style. Its celebrated over 3 days unlike other places where its of 1 day only. It also includes ‘lathmaar’ Holi of Barsana where ladies ferociously hit males with bamboos.
Many of us have just heard of this but this time time, we’re bringing you some pics that’ll beautifully reflect the energy and enthusiasm with which the Holi is celebrated in Mathura, Vrindavan, Barsana and nearby areas.
Holika Dahan is on eve of the Holi. It marks the end of ‘Holika’, sister of Hirankashyapu who tricked to kill his brother’s son because of his deep faith in Lord Krishna. As a remembrance, fire is lit and everyone circles around it.
At most places Holi starts with aarti of Lord Krishna
Holi celebration with colors and liquids
Lathmaar Holi of Barsana
Foreigners come and play Holi