Huranga

The Dauji Temple festivities are known for a ritual where the women playfully hit men with whips made of cloth as men throw buckets of water with orange dye. —Text by AP, Images by Agencies

A reveller lies in a pool of coloured water during Huranga at the Dauji temple near the northern Indian city of Mathura March 28, 2013.
A reveller lies in a pool of coloured water during Huranga at the Dauji temple near the northern Indian city of Mathura March 28, 2013.
Women cover their faces during "huranga", as part of tradition, at Dauji temple, near the northern Indian city of Mathura March 28, 2013.
Women cover their faces during "huranga", as part of tradition, at Dauji temple, near the northern Indian city of Mathura March 28, 2013.
Men are dragged on the ground to cover them in red coloured water during "Huranga" at Dauji temple near the northern Indian city of Mathura March 28, 2013.
Men are dragged on the ground to cover them in red coloured water during "Huranga" at Dauji temple near the northern Indian city of Mathura March 28, 2013.
Coloured powders are flung onto revellers during Huranga at the Dauji temple near the northern Indian city of Mathura March 28, 2013.
Coloured powders are flung onto revellers during Huranga at the Dauji temple near the northern Indian city of Mathura March 28, 2013.
A man flings a pail of orange coloured water towards a group of women during Huranga at the Dauji temple near the northern Indian city of Mathura March 28, 2013.
A man flings a pail of orange coloured water towards a group of women during Huranga at the Dauji temple near the northern Indian city of Mathura March 28, 2013.
Indian Hindu men work in a community kitchen as they prepare food for devotees during Holi, the Hindu festival of colors, at the Dauji Temple in Dauji, 180 kilometers south of New Delhi, India, Thursday, March 28, 2013.
Indian Hindu men work in a community kitchen as they prepare food for devotees during Holi, the Hindu festival of colors, at the Dauji Temple in Dauji, 180 kilometers south of New Delhi, India, Thursday, March 28, 2013.
Women tear a shirt off a man during "Huranga" at Dauji temple, near the northern Indian city of Mathura March 28, 2013.
Women tear a shirt off a man during "Huranga" at Dauji temple, near the northern Indian city of Mathura March 28, 2013.
Men and women take part in "Huranga" at Dauji temple, near the northern Indian city of Mathura March 28, 2013.
Men and women take part in "Huranga" at Dauji temple, near the northern Indian city of Mathura March 28, 2013.
A woman lifts her veil and smiles during Huranga at the Dauji temple near the northern Indian city of Mathura March 28, 2013.
A woman lifts her veil and smiles during Huranga at the Dauji temple near the northern Indian city of Mathura March 28, 2013.
A group of sari-clad women wearing veils take part in Huranga at the Dauji temple near the northern Indian city of Mathura March 28, 2013.
A group of sari-clad women wearing veils take part in Huranga at the Dauji temple near the northern Indian city of Mathura March 28, 2013.

Comments (5) (Closed)


heera
Mar 29, 2013 02:41pm
Lovely and intense...Great job Dawn
nitu
Mar 29, 2013 02:46pm
Hahaha...yes!..thats the holi
SAY
Mar 30, 2013 04:55am
Thanks Dawn for such wonderful pics.
Atikh Rashid
Mar 30, 2013 09:11am
boss. but the captions are not matching with the pics.
Mian Shaukat Masud
Mar 30, 2013 11:45pm
while I am away from Pakistan and no source to watch Pakistani TV, only source for me is to read Dawn , being my fav newspaper, which update me about what is happening in Pakistan. Need a little bit more on election, I suggest make special page and put all the working of each Political party as how they are moving and who has a better chance to win.