Holi festival celebration in India

Holi festival celebration in India

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Holi is celebrated in India these days, during which, according to tradition, people shower each other with colored powder and douse each other with tinted water. This year, Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan urged his fans to avoid dousing as parts of the western Indian state of Maharashtra are suffering from severe drought and locals complain that they do not have enough drinking water.

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Holi festival celebration in India

Holi festival celebration in India

1. Hindus are sprinkled with colored powder during prayer at the Radha temple before the start of the Lathmar Holi festival in the hometown of Radha, wife of the Hindu god Krishna, in Barsana, 115 km from New Delhi, India, on March 21, 2013.

Holi festival celebration in India

2. Indian women from the village of Barsana beat with wooden sticks men from Nandgaon during the celebration of the Lathmar Holi festival.

Holi festival celebration in India

3. A man from Nandgaon teases women from Barsana.

Holi festival celebration in India

4. A young resident of Nandgaon, smeared with water and paints, arrives in Barsana.

Holi festival celebration in India

5. Hindu men from Nandgaon are sprinkled with colored powder at the Radha temple.

Holi festival celebration in India

6. Hindu men covered in colored powder sit on the floor in the Radha temple.

Holi festival celebration in India

7. Hindu transsexuals, smeared with colored powder, dance in the temple of Radha.

Holi festival celebration in India

8. Hindus pour colored water on the men from the village of Nandgaon.

Holi festival celebration in India

9. Indian students smear each other with colored powder during the celebration of Holi on the campus of Rabindra Bharati University in Kolkata. The university is based in the residence of the first Indian Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore.

Holi festival celebration in India

10. Powdered believers sing at the Nandagram temple in Nandgaon.

Holi festival celebration in India

11. Residents of the village of Nandgaon pour colored water on women from Barsana arriving at the Nandagram temple.

Holi festival celebration in India

12. Hindus pour colored water on foreign tourists in Nandgaon.

Holi festival celebration in India

13. Indian believers from Barsana and Nandgaon sing at the Nandagram temple.

Holi festival celebration in India

14. Dousing with colored water at the Nandagram temple.

Holi festival celebration in India

15. Men from Nandgaon throw colored powder at women from Barsana arriving at the Nandagram Temple.

Holi festival celebration in India

16. Painted Indian devotees sing at the Nandagram temple.

Holi festival celebration in India

17. Indian devotees at the Nandagram temple.

Holi festival celebration in India

18. Indian devotee dancing in the Nandagram temple.

Holi festival celebration in India

19. A young Hindu priest throws colored powder at the devotees at Bank Bihari temple in Vrindavan.

Holi festival celebration in India

20. Hindus throw colored powder at each other at Bank Bihari temple in Vrindavan.

Holi festival celebration in India

21. A boy sits on the shoulders of a Hindu in the Bank Bihari temple.

Holi festival celebration in India

22. Hindus in the temple Bank Bihari.

Holi festival celebration in India

23. A Hindu priest pours colored water over devotees at the Banke Bihari temple.

Holi festival celebration in India

24. Indians sprinkle each other with colored powder during the celebration of Holi in Hyderabad.

Holi festival celebration in India

25. Doused with colored water, people drive past the Banke Bihari temple in Vrindavan.

Holi festival celebration in India

26. Colored water is sprayed on Indian devotees at the Swaminarayan Temple in Ahmedabad.

Holi festival celebration in India

27. Holi celebration at the Swaminarayan Temple in Ahmedabad.

Holi festival celebration in India

28. Hindus throw colored powder at each other at Bank Bihari temple.

Holi festival celebration in India

29. Celebration of the Holi festival at Banke Bihari temple.

Holi festival celebration in India

30. A man pours a bucket of colored water over a Hindu woman in Vrindavan.

Holi festival celebration in India

31. Indian children celebrate the Holi festival in Vrindavan.

Holi festival celebration in India

32. Hindus throw colored powder at each other at Bank Bihari temple.

Holi festival celebration in India

33. A disabled child rejoices while his teacher smears him with colored powder, in Mumbai.

Holi festival celebration in India

34. Indian women smear each other with paints during the celebration of Holi in Allahabad.

Holi festival celebration in India

35. Hindus celebrate the Holi festival at the Bihari Bank Temple.

Holi festival celebration in India

36. Indian splashes people with a water pistol in New Delhi.

Holi festival celebration in India

37. Indian youth celebrates Holi in Jammu.

Holi festival celebration in India

38. Indians dance under artificial rain in Hyderabad.

Holi festival celebration in India

39. Indians sprinkle each other with colored powder near the Banke Bihari temple in Vrindavan.

Holi festival celebration in India

40. Holi celebration in Allahabad.

Holi festival celebration in India

41. Indian girls smear each other with colored powder in Mumbai.

Holi festival celebration in India

42. Indians celebrate the Holi festival in Allahabad.

Holi festival celebration in India

43. Indian watering people with colored water near the temple of Banke Bihari.

Holi festival celebration in India

44. A jet of colored water hits a girl's face in Calcutta.

Holi festival celebration in India

45. Indian widows look at the performance of a dancer at an event on the occasion of the Holi festival, organized by the non-governmental organization Sulabh, at the Mira Sahbhagini Ashram in Vrindavan. Widows, many of whom once frantically roamed the streets of the city, are celebrating Holi for the first time at a century-old ashram. These women were expelled from their families after the death of their husbands.

Holi festival celebration in India

46. A dancer, almost unconscious, lies on the ground after spinning in a dance during a Holi celebration at the Mira Sahbhagini Ashram in Vrindavan.

Holi festival celebration in India

47. Indian widows sprinkle each other with colored powder during the celebration of Holi in the ashram in Vrindavan.

Holi festival celebration in India

48. Holi celebration at the ashram of Mira Sahbhagini in Vrindavan.

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