Holi Festival of Colors

Holi Festival 2010

Holi, also called the Festival of Colors, is a spring festival celebrated by Hindus, Buddhists, Sikhs and others. It is primarily observed in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka,

The main day, Holi, also known as Dhuli Vandana in Sanskrit,also Dhulheti, Dhulandi or Dhulendi, is celebrated by people throwing coloured powder and coloured water at each other. Bonfires are lit the day before, also known as Holika Dahan (burning of Holika) or Chhoti Holi (little Holi). The bonfires are lit in memory of the miraculous escape that young Prahlad accomplished when Demoness Holika, sister of Hiranyakashipu, carried him into the fire. Holika was burnt but Prahlad, a staunch devotee of god Vishnu, escaped without any injuries due to his unshakable devotion.

Personal Note :
It’s a crazy excuse to throw lotsa colored dye powder at strangers. Everyone gets into the action, attacking each other with colored dyes that never come off.

I was ‘blessed’ by everyone I took a photo of, by the end of the day, I turned Technicolor, so did my camera which got stained with the colors

Several showers, hard scrubbing and deep soaking of my body and my clothes, it took a few days before I finally scrub off the colors from my dyed skin.

The Greens are the worst!, my ears got slammed with all the greens. they look like the umpalumpas.

Holi Festival 2010

Holi Festival 2010

Holi Festival 2010

Holi Festival 2010

Holi Festival 2010

For Sideshow More photos from Holi

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