While the traditions, the rituals, the food, and the customs makes the Holi festival one of the most important festivals of India, it is the colour fights that make it unique and popular. Kids, and adults enjoy and love playing Holi. While you can have great fun playing Holi on the balcony of your house or the street below, to enjoy the true magic of the festival, you should travel to Vrindavan, Mathura and Barsana.
Since Vrindavan is the birthplace of Krishna, it holds great importance for the Hindus, and they visit it throughout the year. But the Holi experience at Vrindavan is famous not only among Indians but also among foreigners. Banke Bihari temple in Vrindavan receives an influx of Vaishnavas. It becomes host to several different types of Holi, such as Phoolon ki Holi, Widows Holi, and the amazing Rang Wali Holi, which is a riot of colours. The festivities in Vrindavan continue for not just a day or two but for an entire week!
The Gopinath Temple in Vrindavan becomes the next best spot to be at during Holi. Marigold flowers and the flying colours paint a beautiful scene making it unforgettable. Devotional songs are played non-stop in this Krishna-obsessed city. The gusto, grand celebrations, and huge processions held on the street give you a one-in-a-kind experience. Even the idol of Bihariji is brought out to play Holi with his devotees.
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If you want to experience the real glory of Holi, visit Mathura. As the root of Holi is here, devotees come to Mathura in large numbers, especially during Holi. The grandest celebrations are seen in the temples of Mathura.
Colourful processions start from Vishtam Ghat at noon and end at the Holi Gate. Dwarkadhish Temple sees a lot of visitors participating in the celebrations. The festival of colours is celebrated with much gusto, along with music, dancing, and chanting. The Sri Krishnaji Temple sees a lot of devotees coming even a week before Holi to witness its famous show and grand welcome of the festival.
When you visit, Mathura does not miss out on the celebrations near Gulal-Kund. It is a small lake near Govardhan Hill. The famous Krishna Leela is enacted here, and gulal Holi is played at the Kund.
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Holi in Barsana has its vibes. Barsana is believed to be the birthplace of Radha, whose love story with Krishna is revered by many. Legend has it that Krishna used to paint Radha with colours so that no one could differentiate between her fair complexion and his dark one. When Krishna and his friends arrived in Barsana, the ladies used to beat them playfully in defence of Radha. The famous Lathmar Holi in Barsana enacts the tale, as mentioned above, of Krishna and Radha.
The women dress up as Gopis and Radha Ranis on the day of Holi and chase men with lathi sticks. Any man who gets caught is dressed up as a woman. All of this is done in jest, and women and men enjoy this Holi equally. Besides the Lathmar Holi, Barsana is also famous for its Laddu Holi at the Shriji Temple. Even though unique, the Holi celebrations in Barsana continue for a week and end with the famous gulal Holi. The giggling women pursuing the running men make others laugh as well. If you are not participating in the festivities, it is definitely one of the top sightseeing in Barsana.
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No matter where you go, you will experience a unique and unforgettable Holi. The passion, love and excitement of people during the festival are palpable. The colours of Holi on your skin may fade, but the memories you make will remain forever. Choose your favourite destination and have a blast this Holi by staying at the best OYO Rooms.
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