Braj Holi – The festival of colors

This year again the small villages of Braj Region are getting ready for the big day. Holi, also called the Festival of Colours, is a popular Hindu spring festival observed in India.

Though it is celebrated all over the world but here in the small village in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, the story is a little different.

Local people perform a ritual of Braj Holi know as Samaaj where people of Nand Gaon ( Village of Lord Krishna ) and Barsaana ( Village of Lord Krishna’s beloved, Radha ) sit together and abuse each other by the way of singing songs. Others throw colored powder and water on each other while celebrating the festival of colors, Holi of Braj Region.

Villagers sitting for the event of Samaaj, while celebrating, Holi, 'the festival of colors' in Barsana Village of India. People sit together and sing and abuse each other in braj language while others throw colored powder and water on them. (Himanshu Khagta)
Villagers sitting for the event of Samaaj, while celebrating, Holi,
A local villager drenched in colors trying to save himself from the dust of colors while others are sitting and singing chants during a ritual of Braj Holi know as Samaaj where people of Nand Gaon ( Village of Lord Krishna ) and Barsaana ( village of Lord Krishna's beloved, Radha ) sit together and abuse each other by the way of singing songs. Others throw colored powder and water on each other while celebrating the festival of colors, Holi of Braj Region (Himanshu Khagta)
A local villager drenched in colors trying to save himself from the dust of colors while others are sitting and singing chants during a ritual of Braj Holi know as Samaaj where people of Nand Gaon ( Village of Lord Krishna ) and Barsaana ( village of Lord Krishna
People of Braj Region of Mathura, celebrating,Holi, 'the festival of colors' in Barsana Village of India. People sit together and sing and abuse each other in braj language while others throw colored powder and water on them. (Himanshu Khagta)
People of Braj Region of Mathura, celebrating,Holi,
People of Braj Region of Mathura, celebrating,Holi, 'the festival of colors' in Barsana Village of India. People sit together and sing and abuse each other in braj language while others throw colored powder and water on them. (Himanshu Khagta)
People of Braj Region of Mathura, celebrating,Holi,

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People covered with a layer of Purple colored powder gets sprayed with another layer of yellow while celebrating Braj Holi at Barsana village of Mathura. (Himanshu Khagta)
People covered with a layer of Purple colored powder gets sprayed with another layer of yellow while celebrating Braj Holi at Barsana village of Mathura.

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4 responses to Braj Holi – The festival of colors

  1. NARENDER KONDLAS says:

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  2. ashima says:

    amazingly unique nd impressing
    definitely it would make a great read ..:)

    wish u all d very best
    Happy blogging !!

  3. Karan Rajani says:

    Hi himanshu. It’s an excellent excellent excellent work….it so much interesting work make u think u lot and learn a lot refreshs mind n lot many thing to describe beautiful work some excellence cannot b describe in words…. Specially holi

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