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The colours of Holi THE INDIAN SPRING FESTIVAL - BY SWARUP CHATTERJEE

From the lanes of Mathura and Vridavan, the colours of Holi have spread all over the country. These colours also carry the message of love, brotherhood, and truth. So whenever you splash Holi colours on somebody, you give him a promise of being truthful towards him always, maintain brotherhood with him lifelong and shower him with all the possible love throughout your life.

Nandgaon is part of Braj Bhoomi, the region where Lord Krishna is said to have spent his childhood. On the day of Holi, the men of Nandgaon go to Barsana and dowse the female folk. They try to take over the temple of Radhikaji. However the women of Barsana resist their attempt to do so.

During Holi, the men from Barsana come to Nandgaon. Nandgaon is at a distance of about 7 km from Barsana. They come in a grand procession carrying the flag of the Larily Lal Temple in Barsana. Their objective is to win over the temple of Shriji in Nandgaon, whereas the men of Nandgaon try to take the flag from them. We can then witness a mock battle between the men of Barsana and the women of Nandgaon. This is one of those rare battles fought with an objective to celebrate love. The women try to ward off the men using lathis and understandably so because their men were met with similar treatment from the women of Barsana just the previous day. The men in return drench them in colored water. They use kesudo and palash to soak them. This is indeed a very enjoyable sight. The gleefulness of the girls while splashing the multitudinous colors is nice to see. It's a pure expression of joy and the men also thoroughly enjoy playing with them.

Make merry with colours on Holi and the rest of the days with the colors of love.

Holi is the time to reach out with the colours of joy. It is also the time to love and forgive. It is the time expresses the happiness of being loved and to be loved through colours

May God gift you all the colours of life, colours of joy, colours of happiness, colours of friendship, colours of love and all other colours you want to paint in your life. Happy Holi

A widow in Mathura
Holi Hai!

Dipped in hues of love and trust has come the festival of Holi.

When emotions break loose with joy. That's Holi.

Holi is the day to express love with colours. It is a time to show affection. All the colours that are on you are of love.

Latmaar Holi, Barsana. A photographer's imagination.

Holi is the apt time to break the ice, renew relationships and link yourself with those that you wanted to with a bit of colour.

Samaaj, Holi, Nandagaon

Holi is also that special time of year when you remember those who are close to your hearts.

One of the most colourful and vibrant festivals in the world - Holi - is marked with much fun and fervor throughout the country and other parts of the world. Celebrating the triumph of good over bad, this colourful festival falls on Phalgun Purnima, which falls at the end of February or in early March, as per the Georgian calendar. Songs, water balloons and bright colours are the major highlights of this vivid and lively festival. Bright coloured powders, known as 'Gulal' are smeared on everyones faces accompanied by splashing of coloured water. These bright colours are believed to signify energy, life and joy. While everyone is indulged in intoxicating drinks and mouthwatering delicacies, why not augment the festivities by sharing some memorable and motivating quotes to add to the essence of the occasion.

Expressions that captivate one's imaginations.

A true and caring relation doesn't have to speak loud, a soft message is just enough to express the heartiest feelings. Enjoy the festival of Holi with lot of fun. If you have missed this year, do plan for it next year.

Every frame that you capture speaks for itself
Radhe Radhe!
Colours and more colours
Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life - Omar Khyyam
The Drummer!

Let the colours of Holi spread the message of peace and happiness.

And, more expressions
Colours and much more!
And, as the evening sets in the festivities comes to and end.
Created By
Swarup Chatterjee
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