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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
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

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Imran AB Mar 17, 2016 01:00pm

Very colorful ............

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Gaurav Mar 17, 2016 01:24pm

pray for Peace and prosperity for subcontinent

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Abhay Mar 17, 2016 01:26pm

This is beauty of diverse Indian culture good one DAWN.Thanks for sharing it. I do not see such type of coverage in any Indian newspaper.

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Yogi Ramji Mar 17, 2016 02:23pm

Most vibrant colors! Dawn! You are the epitome of what large-heart journalism should be! Great show again!

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Kp Mar 17, 2016 04:06pm

Excellent!

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naji Mar 17, 2016 04:25pm

Wonderful, and beautiful!!, Good luck Holi celebrators. Thanks Dawn for show casing these colorful pictures.

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saaki Mar 17, 2016 05:32pm

dawn is better than indian media's

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Irad Mar 17, 2016 06:15pm

Dawn's photo section is on the top visual treat, in entire world. Keep it up.

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khanm Mar 17, 2016 06:41pm

May God gift you all the Colours of life, Colours of joy, Colours of happiness, Colours of friendship, Colours of love, and all other Colours you want to paint in your life. These colors are aware, languages of Love, Happy Holi to you from us.

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hamada Mar 17, 2016 07:18pm

i can only see ad colors in Indian media. good job Dawn. outstanding photography

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Agha Ata Mar 17, 2016 07:22pm

God did not create the Universe in black and white. But many people live their lives in black and white and do not celebrate colors. Holy should be a universal festival.

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ROHIT PANDEY Mar 17, 2016 07:27pm

That was a great photographer at work! Thanks for the feature!:)

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Sanchay Mar 17, 2016 08:45pm

Thanks Dawn for such wonderful pictures. It"s as if one is physically present is the streets of Barsana. Jai Shree Radhe !!

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Arjun Mar 17, 2016 10:12pm

nice ...........article ......colorful ...

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Deepu Mar 17, 2016 10:19pm

Holi - the festivals of color. India is incredibly so colorful !

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Just here Mar 18, 2016 01:30am

Dawn does it again. ..great photos!!

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Hangul Mar 18, 2016 07:05am

@Agha Ata. Well said. May your tribe increase

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AR Mar 18, 2016 08:30am

Nice Pics ....

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naveen Mar 18, 2016 02:57pm

Dawn, our respect to you.

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Satt Mar 18, 2016 03:53pm

Some has green,some has red and some has no-color but India has all the colors.Aaj Rang Hain.

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