Holi

Holi is a religious spring festival celebrated by Hindus. It is primarily observed in India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, and countries with large Indic diaspora populations following Hinduism, such as Suriname, Malaysia, Guyana, South Africa, Trinidad, United Kingdom, United States, Mauritius, and Fiji. It is also known as Phagwah and Festival of Colours, or as Doḷajāta in Orissa and Dol Jatra or Basantotsav in West Bengal. The most celebrated Holi is in the Braj region, in locations connected to the Lord Krishna: Mathura, Vrindavan, Nandagaon, and Barsana, which become tourist destinations during the season of Holi. Large parts of South India, however, do not celebrate Holi with the same fervour. In Vaishnavism, Hiranyakashipu is the great king of demons, and he had been granted a boon by Brahma, which made it almost impossible for him to be killed. The boon was due to his long penance, after...
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राधे मिश्रा commented on the citizen journalism by Madhavi Jain
on Apr 20, 2014 , 01:02 pm
Madhavi Jain - ‘Vigilant cops catch hold of holi hooligans’
Over the weekend I had gone to Kamla Nagar with my family to meet my relatives. As always, since it was a Holi time there were holi hooligans roaming around the streets near Pulbangash bridge, making noise and creating ruckus on the road.Many more »
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राधे मिश्रा commented on the citizen journalism by Nina S
on Apr 20, 2014 , 01:02 pm
Nina S - Holi menace in small towns!
It so happened that my friends and I were waiting for a bus to pick us up from the Kathgodam railway station point. The bus was making it's way from Nainital and did not reach as promised by 10:40 pm. Meanwhile left with nothing to do but wait, we more »
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Ramesh Pathak
Ramesh Pathak uploaded Photos
on Apr 19, 2014 , 09:46 pm
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Raj Bhalotia commented on the citizen journalism by Neelam Nath
on Apr 18, 2014 , 01:25 pm
Neelam Nath - Vrindavan will have the Tallest Temple,Yamuna will be cleaned,hopefully Widows will be reformed
It is Holi time,Vrindavan is famous for Lathmaar holi,women get a chance to beat the men with sticks.Holy News to share with all is ISKCON is building the tallest Temple at Vrindavan,an elevator will take visitors in a lift to be used for 70 storey more »
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S Ranjan updated the Discussion
on Apr 06, 2014 , 06:42 pm
India- The largest democracy! Is it?
World call our country -India  the Largest democracy ,Why ? Just because we are 1.2 Bilion ! No that’s not the only reason.We as the citizen of this country enjoy  the Right  to speak ,Right to protest,right to Vote, Right to practice any reli more »
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Jc Joshi
Jc Joshi uploaded Photos
on Mar 23, 2014 , 10:40 pm
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Dadi,papa,mummy and akku Akku with mama and papa. Happy holi
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Rajeev Ranjan
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on Mar 23, 2014 , 01:52 pm
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