The otherwise quaint town – The Leica Camera Blog

Holi, a festival of love and colors, where people forget all their worries and just immerse themselves in colors and celebrate the carnival of love. This festival is celebrated in almost every state of India but I chose to drown myself in this festival at the town of Vrindavan, the town of Barsana & Nandgaon, the place where Holi originated and is celebrated in a very unique way which is called “Lathmaar” Holi. Popular belief is that Lord Krishna visited his beloved Radha’s town on this day and playfully teased her and her friends taking offense at this, the women of Barsana chased him away. Since then, men from Krishna’s village, Nandgaon visit Barsana to play Holi in the town which is believed to be the only place in India to have Radha’s temple. These villages are so quaint and calm the rest of the year but these three days in a year generate exuberance and electrifying atmosphere…….

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