Holi celebrated in Barsana

Published March 17, 2016
Indian villagers are covered in coloured powders during the Holi festival. ─ AFP
Indian villagers are covered in coloured powders during the Holi festival. ─ AFP
Hindu devotees take part in Holi in Barsana. ─ Reuters
Hindu devotees take part in Holi in Barsana. ─ Reuters
Hindu devotees take part in Holi in Barsana. ─ Reuters
Hindu devotees take part in Holi in Barsana. ─ Reuters
Indian villagers are covered in coloured powder during the Holi festival at the Radha Rani temple in Barsana. ─ AFP
Indian villagers are covered in coloured powder during the Holi festival at the Radha Rani temple in Barsana. ─ AFP
Hindu devotees take part in Holi in Barsana. ─ AFP
Hindu devotees take part in Holi in Barsana. ─ AFP
Indian villagers are covered with coloured powder during the Holi festival at the Radha Rani temple in Barsana. ─ AFP
Indian villagers are covered with coloured powder during the Holi festival at the Radha Rani temple in Barsana. ─ AFP
A man waits for customers to buy colourful powder for the Holi festival at the Radha Rani temple in Barsana. ─ AFP
A man waits for customers to buy colourful powder for the Holi festival at the Radha Rani temple in Barsana. ─ AFP
Indian villagers are covered with coloured powders during the Holi festival at the Radha Rani temple in Barsana. ─ AFP
Indian villagers are covered with coloured powders during the Holi festival at the Radha Rani temple in Barsana. ─ AFP
Bags of colourful powder ready to be used for the Holi festival at the Radha Rani temple in Barsana. ─ AFP
Bags of colourful powder ready to be used for the Holi festival at the Radha Rani temple in Barsana. ─ AFP
Indian villagers try to catch the sweets thrown at them during the opening of Holi festival at the Radha Rani temple in Barsana. ─ AFP
Indian villagers try to catch the sweets thrown at them during the opening of Holi festival at the Radha Rani temple in Barsana. ─ AFP
Indian villagers are covered in coloured powders during the Holi festival at the Radha Rani temple in Barsana. ─ AFP
Indian villagers are covered in coloured powders during the Holi festival at the Radha Rani temple in Barsana. ─ AFP
Hindu devotees reach out for sweets. ─ Reuters
Hindu devotees reach out for sweets. ─ Reuters
A veiled Indian woman walks on the street in Barsana. ─ AFP
A veiled Indian woman walks on the street in Barsana. ─ AFP
Coloured powder is thrown over Indian villagers during the Holi festival at the Radha Rani temple in Barsana. ─ AFP
Coloured powder is thrown over Indian villagers during the Holi festival at the Radha Rani temple in Barsana. ─ AFP
Hindu devotees take part in Holi. ─ Reuters
Hindu devotees take part in Holi. ─ Reuters

BARSANA: Some 130km from New Delhi, villagers celebrated Holi, also known as the festival of colours, on March 16, 2016.

During the Holi festival, the women of Barsana, the legendary hometown of Radha, consort of Hindu God Krishna, attack the men from Nandgaon, the hometown of Hindu God Krishna, with wooden sticks in response to their efforts to put colour on them.

Villagers throw colour at each other, dance, and distribute sweets.

An Indian villager is smeared with colour powder during the Holi festival at the Radha Rani temple in Barsana. ─ AFP
An Indian villager is smeared with colour powder during the Holi festival at the Radha Rani temple in Barsana. ─ AFP
Hindu devotees take part in Holi in Barsana. ─ Reuters
Hindu devotees take part in Holi in Barsana. ─ Reuters
Colourful powder is thrown at Indian villagers during the Holi festival at the Radha Rani temple in Barsana. ─ AFP
Colourful powder is thrown at Indian villagers during the Holi festival at the Radha Rani temple in Barsana. ─ AFP

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