Holi in different parts of India: Vrindavan, Mathura Barsana, Kashi, Jaipur
The festival of Colors is nearing, and Indians have a special place for Holi in their Hearts. People love to celebrate this festival with utmost joy and enthusiasm and try to make it more special and memorable every time they celebrate the festival. But do you know there are many different places in India which have their own way of playing Holi and can make your Holi an everlasting experience.
The festival of Colors is nearing, and Indians have a special place for Holi in their Hearts. People love to celebrate this festival with utmost joy and enthusiasm and try to make it more special and memorable every time they celebrate the festival. But do you know there are many different places in India that have their own way of playing Holi and can make your Holi an everlasting experience.
Vrindavan, Mathura and Barsana
Holi in Banke Bihari temple, Radhavallabh temple, and other temples of Vrindavan has its own charm and unique style where only flowers are used to play Holi. Due to the pandemic, the celebrations were limited for the past 3 years. But this year the authorities seem to be well prepared for the occasion and will have more tourist visits. Approximately an order for 4 quintals of rose and marigold flowers has been placed for the occasion.
Lathmar Holi of Barsana and Nandgaon is celebrated in the Faagun month of the Hindu calendar. The Gwal of Nandgaon visits Barsana the native village of Radha to celebrate Holi. It is believed that during the Krishna era in Dwapar Yug Lord Krishna with his mates went to play Holi with Radha and her friends and performed Rasleela, in response Radha and her friends beat them with Lath (sticks) which later became a part of a celebration with time and is more joy and fun.
Banaras also known as maha shamshan has a style of celebrating the festival which many of us would not have wondered about. The Holi in Banaras starts with the celebration at shamshan ghat and is played not with colors but with ashes of burnt dead bodies. It can be a very horrifying thing, but the people of Varanasi enjoy this form of Holi more than any other as it develops a sense of attachment to the soul and the feeling that the body is just a myth and that the soul changes from time to time.
The Pink city has a special celebration held at the Royal City Palace of Jaipur. A grand celebration is held in a royal manner in the premises of the Palace. This is one of the rare and special occasions where foreign tourists and locals get a chance to witness such a memorable celebration they wish to keep for a lifetime.
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