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Holi Festival

Holi festival

Holi also, known as Festival of Colors, Holi is the most anticipated festivals on the Hindu calendar. ‘Holi’ falls on the full moon, in the month of Phalgun, which spans the end of February and the beginning of March.

This most awaiting festival begins with lighting up of bonfire, and people enjoy the celebration by rubbing Abir and Gulaal on each other’s faces. People commonly use the sentence “Bura na mano Holi hai” during this festival. There are lots of stories associated with this festival. All those stories are very pleasant to ears. Those folks are very auspicious, and therefore, you will feel the peace. Pakwaan made at home, visiting of friends and family members with sweets, and Gulaal makes this festive a happier moment. It’s always pleasing to see the Holika Dahan. Some Hindus believe that burning 5 Badi in Holika Dahan may take you away from Buri Najar. Also, it completes your wishes, as per belief. Visiting some places during Holi may give you the real excitement of tourism, and you will really feel great and amazed to be there at such places on this eve.

Places to visit during Holi 

Mathura

The holy birthplace of Lord Krishna is famous for the way it celebrates the Holi festival. Lath mar Holi is highly famous here, and people enjoy celebrating this. Started with the Leela of Radha and Krishna, this festival includes pouring of colors on each other, and the devotional music ceremony. The whole city looks colorful during the eve, and it’s always worth watching it. During lath mar Holi ladies touche the laathi to their hubbies. It is believed that, in this way, they scare the evil powers attacking their hubbies, and it’s is believed that all the evil powers get removed this way.

Shantiniketan

Celebrated as the Basant festival or the Spring Festival, it always gives the inner satisfaction in heart to enjoy the Holi festival in Shantiniketan. Holi festival is not the lath mar here, and the people celebrate the festival with peace. But, it also looks really very attractive. You must not miss the celebration of this festival by students of Vishva Bharti. Those students wearing a yellow dress, performing folks dances, and throwing colors on each other looks really very cute.

Goa

Holi is famous as the Shigmostav in Goa. Here, people start the festival with prayers to the village god and goddess. After the five days of the festive parade, the whole city gets drown into various colors, and it gives this place a fairy look.  Cultural dramas and various rituals add additional beauty during the eve. The festival is mainly celebrated in Panjim, Vasco, and Margao. Therefore, you must enjoy this place during the holy eve.

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