Published On: Thu, Mar 9th, 2017

Uttar Pradesh: Thousands take part in Lathamar Holi celebrations in Barsana, Nandgaon villages


People celebrate Holi at the main temple of Nandgaon near Mathura on Tuesday. PTI


The traditional ‘Lathamar Holi’ started with pomp at Barsana village, as couples celebrated the colourful festival with utmost zeal amid a tight security put in place by district authorities. PTI


The annual event, said to be observed for last 5000 years in Barsana and Nandgaon villages is welcomed with enthusiasm and historical pride. Celebrated in the villages a few days before Holi, ‘Lathamar’ means ‘playing with sticks’. PTI


The celebration of Holi here is marked by a fine blending of music and dance by local youngsters who enthral the visitors from across the globe. Reuters


This year, the gala event saw several thousand domestic and foreign tourists enjoying the thrill that this unique festival provides. Reuters


Hindu devotees take part in the religious festival of Holi in Nandgaon village. Reuters


People throw coloured powder during Holi celebrations in the town of Barsana in the state of Uttar Pradesh. Reuters

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