HOLI- FESTIVAL OF COLOURS

Flower Holi at Nandgaon, Uttar Pradesh, India. 2019.
Holi is a festival of colours. It is one of the main festivals celebrated across India. Though it's the date of origin is precisely not available but it has been aeons ago. The celebration of Holi is mentioned in the texts belonging from 300BC and even earlier. Holi is an ancient Hindu religious festival which has become popular among non-Hindus as well in many parts of South Asia, as well as people of other communities outside Asia.
Holi is also celebrated as thanksgiving to celebrate harvest of the year according to Hinduism.

Celebration of Holi at Vrindavan Mathura, Uttar pradesh, India.
2022

A man throws Gulal over the crowd during Holi celebrations at Nandgaon, Uttar Pradesh, India. 2019.

All those who have celebrated or witnessed holi in Vrindavan & Mathura, they must be having an idea how beautifuly it is celebrated in such a vibrant and joyful way.

And if in case if you haven't you should visit it once, it is something that you are going to cherish all your life. The popular attraction here is the 'Lathmaar Holi' where the women hit men with the sticks (as a tradition) and celebrate holi and phoolo ki holi where people celebrate with flowers in banke bihari temple.

Holi will be celebrated on 18th March 2022 this year, main traditional Holi for photographers in Vrindavan and celebration will start from 9th March 2022:

1. Barsana Phool & Laddu Maar Holi in Sri Ji Temple: 10th March, 2022, Thursday

2. Barsana Lathmar Holi : 11th March, 2022, Friday

3. Nandgaon Lathmaar Holi: 12th March, 2022, Saturday

4. Holi in Banke Bihari ji Temple: 14th March, 2022,

Thursday

5. Holi in Dwarkadheesh: 18th March, 2022, Friday

6. Gokul Holi Chadimaar Holi: 17th March, 2022, Thursday 

People reciting songs at Nandgaon Temple during the celebration of Holi in Uttar Pradesh, 2019.
A man claps to the beat of songs being sung by the crowd and priests during holi celebration at Nandgaon Temple, Uttar Pradesh, 2019.
Photographed a foot of transgender as they enter the temple during the Holi Celebration In Nandgaon to dance to the songs. Uttar Pradesh, 2019.
A wide-angle shot of the crowd & priest singing together during Holi celebration at Nandgaon Temple. Uttar Pradesh, 2019.
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