Colour of Blessings

A hindu priest is spreading holy powder on the crowded devotees at Banke Bihari Temple of Mathura, Uttarpradesh during the most colourful festival of India Holi. In the month of March every year lacs of people from every state of India gathered in Mathura for celebrating Holi Festival with lots of Colourful Powder & Water.

Prayer At Gangasagar

Gangasagar or Sagardwip, is a place of Hindu pilgrimage. Every year on the day of Makar Sankranti, hundreds of thousands of Hindus gather to take a holy dip at the confluence of river Ganges and Bay of Bengal and offer prayers (puja) in the Kapil Muni Temple. Sagardwip is an island in the Ganges delta, lying on the continental shelf of Bay of Bengal about 100 km south of Kolkata, India.

Lathmar Holi – The Ancient Ritual

Lathmar Holi is one of the ancient ritual and festival of Mathura, India. Around 4-5 days before the main Holi festival, Lathmar Holi is celebrated by the folks of village Barsana and Nandgaon located close to Mathura in Uttar Pradesh. To begin with, the men from Barsana tease the women of Barsana by singing annoying songs in order to catch their attention. The women act their part sportingly by using bamboo staffs to beat up the ‘intruders’. The men, however, come fully prepared for the occasion by wearing padded protective gear underneath their dress and play their part cheerfully without getting offended. Also, they protect themselves from the onslaught by using a shield.