Get Ready to Splash Colors : Holi Celebrations Across India

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Holi, the festival of colours, is just around the corner, promising joy and vibrant celebrations across India. This festival, marking the triumph of good over evil, is a cherished tradition celebrated with zeal and enthusiasm. Falling on Monday, March 25, 2024, Holi is a time for revelry and spreading love.

According to the Hindu calendar, Holi is celebrated on the day of the full moon in the month of Falgun. It’s not just about colors; it’s a celebration of life and love, deeply rooted in Indian culture.

Here are some must-visit temples across India where you can experience the true essence of Holi : 

  1. Banke Bihari Temple, Vrindavan: Located in the holy town of Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh, this temple is famous for its elaborate Holi celebrations. During “Phoolon ki Holi” (Holi with flowers), prayers and devotional songs fill the air as flowers are thrown onto the deities and devotees.
  2. ISKCON Temple, Mayapur: In Mayapur, West Bengal, devotees gather at the ISKCON Temple to sing and dance in honour of Lord Krishna, who popularized Holi with his playful antics in Vrindavan.
  3. Shri Dwarkadhish Temple, Mathura:  Mathura, the birthplace of Lord Krishna, is renowned for its colourful Holi celebrations. At the Shri Dwarkadhish Temple, devotees participate in vibrant rituals and smear each other with colours in a cheerful atmosphere.
  4. Lathmar Holi at Radha Rani Temple, Barsana: In Barsana, near Mathura, the Radha Rani Temple hosts the unique Lathmar Holi, where women playfully beat men with sticks. Thousands gather to witness this lively event filled with colours and laughter.
  5. Udupi Sri Krishna Matha, Karnataka: Holi at Sri Krishna Matha in Udupi is observed with spiritual enlightenment, featuring hymns, bhajans, and prayers in honour of Lord Krishna.
  6. Nandgaon Temple, Uttar Pradesh: Traditional Holi celebrations take place at Nandgaon, associated with Lord Krishna’s childhood. Devotees flock here to partake in folk songs, and dances, and seek blessings.

As Holi approaches, these temples offer a glimpse into the rich cultural tapestry of India, where colours unite people in joy and harmony. Get ready to immerse yourself in the spirit of Holi at these vibrant destinations. 

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