Happy Holi - 2014
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Top Places to Celebrate Holi in India
Why is Holi celebrated in India?
The word comes from Holi' is taken from the word 'hola”. It is a way to offer prayer before the Almighty as Thanksgiving for good harvest. Legends have it that the day signifies the victory of good over evil just like Prahalad was saved from Holika. People on this day forgive and forget repair their torn relationships and play with colors, dance and enjoy it to the fullest on thus colorful day.
Barsana Latha Mar Holi
Barsana is the hub of Holi in India, where this colorful festival is known as Lathmaar Holi, a regional Holi celebrated in Uttar Pradesh. The word Lath stands for “a stick” and maar means to “beat up”. As part of the tradition the women of Barsana-the birthplace of Radha beat up men from Nandgaon-the birthplace of Krishna, when they come to play Holi. The celebration usually takes place a day before Holi.
Mathura and Vrindavan : - Traditional Holi
Delhi : - Modern Holi
If you wish to enjoy it to the fullest and groove to some of the best dance tunes and get mad, then Delhi has a lot more in store for you. The famous Holi Cow Festival that takes place a short distance out of Delhi is one of the best Madness venues to let lose your soul, get drenched with bhang lassi, play with various colors, enjoy the best of food, and music, all under one roof.
Shantiniketan, West Bengal: Cultural Holi
Shantiniketan celebrates Holi as Vasanta Utsav or Spring Festival. The festival was introduced by Rabindranath Tagore, the famous Bengali poet and Nobel Laureate. This annual festival is celebrated with great zeal at the Vishva Bharati University where students dress up and dance to the tunes of Tagore's songs as part of the cultural program.
Purulia - West Bengal : - Folk Holi
Jaipur - Holi and Elephants Festival
The Holi celebration in Jaipur is kicked off by an elephant festival. As part of the celebration, elephant parades, elephants beauty contests, folk dances and tug-of-war between elephants takes place on this colorful day. The festival invites both local and foreigner visitors.
Bollywood Celebrities Holi
The colorful festival of Holi is highly celebrated in India with great pomp and show. The famous festivals are also depicted into famous Bollywood flicks that show it significance in India.