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5 Places in India you must Celebrate Holi in this life time….

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Lathmar Holi at Vrindavan: Vrindavan is the one of the important place of Hindus, it is the birth place of Lord Krishna, every parth of Vrindavan tell beautiful story of Krishna Leela. Celebration of Holi is one of the beautiful Leela of Krishna. Lathmar Holi is especially celebrated at Barsana. Lath means stick, Mar means striking, women utilise sticks to beat up men and men use shields to save themselves.

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Royal Holi at Jaipur: In Rajasthan especially in Jaipur & Udaipur Holi celebrates in royal grandeur with Elephant Festival. At Jaipur, festival celebrated at Rambagh Polo Ground flowed by Elephant Polo match. It’s a unique way to celebrate holi and makes the festival extra fun. There are lots of local folk dances, songs, fireworks showcased at the ground.

An Indian Sikh performs fire-breathing during a religious procession to mark Hola Mohalla at the Guru Dwara Sri Kesgarh Sahib temple at Sri Anandpur Sahib, some 100 kms from Jalandhar on March 6, 2015. Hola Mahalla is a Sikh festival which begins on the first day of the lunar month of Chett and is celebrated with various displays of fighting prowess and bravery, followed by kirtan, music, and poetry.   AFP PHOTO / SHAMMI MEHRASHAMMI MEHRA/AFP/Getty Images

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Hola Mohalla at Anandpur Sahib: Hola Mohalla is one of the unique festival during Holi at Anandpur Sahib, this is one of the important spiritual destinations for Shikhs. Hola Mohalla is another unique way of celebrate holi in India. Holla Mohalla was first organized by Guru Gobind Singh ji on 7th March 1701. During the festival instead of playing with colours & gulals, people demonstrate martial arts, poetry, mock battle etc.

Shanti niketan holi_festival

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Basanta Utsav at Santi Niketan: Holi is a colorful festival for all Indians. During this season nature shows its own beauty with colorful flowers of Palash, Shimul etc. Rabindranath Tagore at Shanti Niketan started Basant Utsav followed by colorful cultural programmes. Here at Shanti Niketan pupils of Biswa Bharti celebrates in a very uniquely by their magnificent live performances.

Varanasi holi

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Phagva Holi at Varanasi: People of Varanasi celebrated Holi along with family friends at even with tourists from different parts of world. Celebrate holi with the name Phagva. In the night locals do Holika Dahan by burning woods and dung cakes. They make a tilak from holika Dahan ashes on their forehead. Just before the Holika Dahan celebration people massage their body with ripe mustard ubtan by doing so body becomes purified and free from all diseases. Next day of the Holika Dahan, Holi has been is celebrated with loverly Colors, Gulals, Pichkaaris, Bhang, Lassi, Thandai, Pakora, Gujias etc. People also folk songs and dance in the evening at the tune of dholak and harmonium.

Mahesh Barik

Mahesh Barik

I am a born traveler..... travelling is my passion. I unconditionally love to have my bag packed and carry in my back, walk on streets, hilly slopes. It gives me happiness, Joy and sense of fulfillment . I always suggest friends do not to waste precious time world is waiting for your... Pack your Bag.... Tighten your laces and Live your life Now.... and Ever... The woods are lovely, dark and deep, But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep, And miles to go before I sleep.

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