Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Holi 2017 date in India Calendar

HOLI CALENDAR

Just at the beginning of the year, people start looking for the Holi-Date in their Calendar. This is because Holi is the first major Hindu Festival of the year. If you too wish to find out when is Holi 2017 or When was Holi in 2015 here is a Holi Calendar just for you! The page offers you Holi Calendar for 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2010 too.
                                            
Please note that the Holi Calendar given below gives you the main date of Holi celebrations. This day is celebrated with the play of colors. Holika Dahan or Chhoti Holi is celebrated a day earlier. On the day of Holika Dahan, people burn logs of wood to symbolize the victory of good over evil and observe Holi Pooja.
So go ahead mark the Holi date 2017 in your personal calendar and start preparing for Holi 2017!!
Holi 2017
Monday, March 13, 2017

HOLI CALENDAR 2017
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Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Holi 2017 Messages

HOLI MESSAGES

We all know the eve of the festival is the colors of life, which makes the people think to share their extreme love towards the eve with their friends and family. Here are some Holi Messages to share with your friends and family.

  • Pyar ke rang se bharo pichkari,
    sneh ke rang do duniya sari,
    ye rang na jane koi jaat na koi boli,
    aapko mubarak ho aapno ki holi.
  • Holi is the time to develop understanding and love for each other.
    Here, is a platform for you all to renew your friendship and to express
    the heartiest love by scribbling a beautiful Holi message for loved ones.
  • May you have the most blessed Holi festival then you ever had.
    May it be full of fun, joy, and love.
    May you be as colorful as the festival itself or even more.
    Let's all have lots of fun.

  • Hi Friends,
    Wishing you & your family A very special Regards..........
    HAPPY HOLI !!!!!!
  • Happy Holi to you and your family. We wish your health, prosperity and business achievements at this prismatic color eve. May Allah bless you with all his mercies! Aamin.
  • Holi is the time to develop understanding and love for each other. Here, is a platform for you all to renew your friendship and to express the heartiest love by scribbling a beautiful Holi message for loved ones.
  • Holi Mubarak Ho 
    May God spray colors of success and prosperity over you and your family. I wish this Holi is as special as it has always been. I'm eagerly waiting to relish those lovely gujiyas prepared by Bhabhiji.

  • Holi tyohar hai Rang aur Bhaang ka
    Hum sab yaaron ka 
    Ghar mein aaye mehmano ka
    Gali mein gali walon ka 
    Mohalle mein mahoul waalo ka
    Desh mein deshwalo ka.
    Boora naa maano Holi hai Holi hai bhai Holi hai!

  • Dear All,
    I wish a very Happy Holi to my parents, my bon, uncle, auntie, my near and dear friends, and all my students. Days end, but memories will be there in everybody's mind.

  • To Friends & Family Members,
    Even though I am far away from you, out of India, I can feel the colors of Holi celebrations. I wish you all a colorful Holi. I wish Holi Festival paint your life with colors of happiness.
  • May you have the most blessed holi festival than you ever had.
    May it be full of fun,joy and love.
    May you be as colorful as the festival itself or even more.
    Lets all have lots of fun.




Holi Recipes

Holi Recipes

There are a host of traditional delicacies that are relished on Holi Festival making the occasion even more enjoyable. Here are selected Holi Recipes to help you celebrate the festival to the hilt. Try these simple Holi Recipe with love and make place in the hearts of your loved ones !! If you also have a Holi Recipe to share, do send it to us and help us enhance this largest web site on Holi Festival.
Below are some Holi Recipes which completes the festival eve, we share this to all because the joy of the Holi is to be enjoyed by every one regardless of the epics they follow.
1) Saankhein
Ingredients : 
1 cup soaked chana dal
1/3 cup soaked moong dhuli
1/3 cup soaked urad dhuli
1/3 cup soaked arhar dal
1/2 tsp asafoetida
1 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp ajwain
oil for deep-frying
salt to taste

Method 
Grind the soaked lentils to a dough-like consistency without using water. Make the dough a little grainy. 
Mix in the rest of the dry ingredients and shape the dough into slightly flat rounds. Heat oil over high flame, put in as many balls as fit in without their touching each other. Turn after about 10 seconds and lower heat. Cook to make it firm but donot turn them brown. 
Keep it aside to cool down and cut them into thick slices. 
Now, deep-fry the slices and make them crisp before serving. Serve with green chutney. 

2) GUJIA
Ingredients :
500 gms maida (flour)
1kg khoya
3tbsps kismis (raisins)
200 gms almonds (cut into thin strips)
6 tbsps cooking oil. ( keep some more aside for deep frying)
200 ml water.
500 gms sugar.

Method 
Mix six tablespoons of oil with maida. Using fingers, mix well so that the mixture takes the form of breadcrumbs and binds to a certain extent. Now add some water and knead lightly. Keep adding water as required and knead into a soft dough. Set aside and cover with a damp cloth. 
Put the khoya in a deep-frying pan and fry to a light brown colour. Add sugar into the khoya and mix well. Add almonds and kismis. Fry for a few minutes and remove from the fire. Let it cool.
Roll out the kneaded dough into a chapati, thicker and smaller than a normal chapati. Fill half the chapati with the khoya mixture, fold the chapati and seal the round, twisting the edges inwards. Take care that the filling does not ooze out. 

Deep fry these gujjias, a few at a time, till they are a deep golden brown. Fry on a slow fire. When done, take them out with a sieve type ladle, draining the oil completely. Let them drain further on a spread out newspaper, till all the grease is soaked up. 
Store in an airtight glass jar. 
3) Dahi Balle
Ingredients: (Serves 4) 
For the bhallas:
1 cup (200 g) lentils (dhuli urad dal)
600 ml water
1/2 tsp (2 g) salt
1 tsp (5 g) cumin seeds
2 tsp (10 g) ginger, chopped
5 g green chillies, chopped
250 ml oil
For the curd mixture:
2 cups (400 ml) thick curd, beaten
1 tsp (5 g) sugar
1/2 tsp (2 g) salt
3/4 tsp (4 g) cumin powder
1/2 tsp (2 g) black rock salt
1/2 tsp (2 g) white pepper powder
For the garnishing:
1 tsp (5 g) ginger, julienned
1 tsp (5 g) green chillies, julienned
5 g coriander leaves, chopped
a pinch of chilli powder
a pinch of cumin powder
4 sprigs mint leaves
2 2/3 tbs (40 ml) tamarind chutney 

Method
Clean the urad dal and soak in water for two hours. Drain and grind to a fine paste, adding a little water if required. Remove from the mixer. Add salt, cumin seeds, ginger and green chillies. Mix well. Shape into even sized balls.

Heat oil in a kadai and add the prepared balls, a few at a time, using wet hands. Deep fry till golden brown. (Make a hole in the centre of the ball with the thumb just before frying). Remove and drain on paper towels. 

To prepare the curd mixture:
Soak the prepared balls in sufficient lukewarm water till they are soft. Add sugar, salt, cumin powder, black rock salt and white pepper powder to the beaten curd. Mix well.
Remove the bhallas from water, squeeze out excess water and add to the curd mixture. Keep aside for 10 to 15 minutes. 
Serve chilled, garnished with ginger, green chillies, coriander leaves, chilli powder, cumin powder, mint leaves and tamarind chutney.

4) PURAN POLI
Ingredients : 
300gms. chana (yellow gram) dal
300 gms. jaggery (molasses) or sugar
1 tsp. cardamom powder
150 gms. plain flour
1 tbsp. ghee
warm water to knead dough
ghee to serve 

Method 
Boil dal in plenty of water till soft but not broken. Drain in a colander for 10-15 minutes. Pass through an almond grater little by little till all dal is grated. Mash jaggery till lumps break. Mix well into dal. Put mixture in a heavy saucepan and cook till a soft lump is formed Take care to stir continuously, so as not to charr. Keep aside.
Mix ghee with flour, add enough water to make a soft pliable dough. Take a morsel sized ball of dough, roll into a 4" round. Place same sized ball of filling in centre, life all round and seal. Reroll carefully to a 6" diameter round. Roast on warm griddle till golden brown.
Repeat other side.
Take on serving plate. Apply a tsp. of ghee all over top.
OR
Shallow fry on griddle like a paratha for a better flavour. But this method will consume more ghee and therefore increase the calorie level.
Serve hot with dal or amti. 
Note: The water drained from boiling dal is used to make the amti. ( a thin curry made using black masala, garam masala and some mashed dal.)


Monday, 20 February 2017

Holi 2017 Songs

Holi Songs

Holi Songs are an extremely essential part of festival of colors. Nobody has realized this fact better than our famous film industry.
Folk touch in various Holi song of Bollywood movies have made them all the more popular amongst the masses so much so that the famous Holi numbers have become as much essential part of Holi celebrations as the colours itself.
There are numerous other Holi songs which have made their mark and have become a must when it comes to Holi celebrations. These songs have wonderfully captured the spirit of Holi and helped to further the story of movie by bringing hero and heroine closer.
Bollywood has typically portrayed the mood of Holi from time to time. Hero and heroine getting drenched in colour waters accompanied by hundreds of dancers making merry in the background.
No Holi celebration can be complete without the famous Amitabh Bachchan number from the film Silsilay. Rang Barse...the song has become the Holi anthem of India.
An attempt was made to duplicate the magic of that song about two decades later with Mr Bachchan again in the movie Baghbaan, by incorporating the famous folk song- Holi khele Raghubeera..awadh mein Holi khele Raghubeera. The song was an instant success...but no song it seems can manage to reach the height of Rang barse..penned by Harivansh Rai Bachchan.
In the festival which does not recognises any restrictions, the hero, Amitabh openly flirts with his girlfriend, Rekha in front of his wife, Jaya and her husband, Sanjeev Kumar. There was so much fun in that song just as it there in the festival of Holi. Anybody immersed in the spirit of Holi with automatically start humming that number.

Rang Barse lyrics

Rang barse.. bheege.. chunar wali rang barse
Arey keene maari pichkaari, tori bheegi angiya
O rangrasia rangrasia, ho!
Rang barse, arey rang barse bheege chunar wali rang barse...
Rang barse...
Sone ki thaari mein jyona parosa
Arey! sone ki thaari mein jyona parosa
Arey, khaaye gauri ka yaar, Balam tarse, rang barse
O, Rang barse bheege chunar wali, rang barse...
Launga ilaichi ka
Arey launga ilaichi ka bhai
(Haan, Launga ilaichi ka)
Arey launga ilaichi ka beeda lagaya
Haan, launga ilaichi ka beeda lagaya
Arey chaabe gauri ka yaar, balam tarse, rang barse
O, Rang barse bheege chunar wali, Rang barse...
Arey! Bela chameli ka... sej bichhaya
Arey! Bela chameli ka sej bichhaya
Bela chameli ka sej bichhaya (Bela chameli ka sej bichhaya)
Arey! Bela chameli ka
Haan, Bela chameli ka sej bichhaya
Sove gauri ka yaar, balam tarse, rang barse
Holi hai!!!
O, Rang barse bheege chunar wali, Rang barse...
O Rang...

Balam pichkari lyrics

Balam pichkari jo tune mujhe maari
Toh bole re zamana kharabi ho gayi
Mere ang raja, jo tera rang laga
Toh seedhi-saadi chhori sharabi ho gayi
Itna maza, kyun aa raha hai
Tune hawa mein bhaang milaya
Itna maza, kyun aa raha hai
Tune hawa mein bhaang milaya
Dugna nasha, kyun ho raha hai
Aankhon se meetha tune khilaya
Ho teri malmal ki kurti gulabi ho gayi
Manchali chaal kaise nawaabi ho gayi, toh?
Balam pichkari jo tune mujhe maari
Toh seedhi saadi chhori sharaabi ho gayi
Haa Jeans pahen ke jo tune maara thumka
Toh lattoo padosan ki bhabhi ho gayi (x2)
Teri kalaai hai, haathon mein aayi hai
Maine maroda toh lagti malaai hai
Mehenga padega ye chaska malaai ka
Upvaas karne mein teri bhalaai hai
Ho bindiya teri mehtaabi ho gayi
Dil ke armaanon mein behisaabi ho gayi
Balam pichkari jo tune mujhe maari
Toh seedhi saadi chhori sharaabi ho gayi
Haa Jeans pahen ke jo tune maara thumka
Toh lattoo padosan ki bhabhi ho gayi (x2)
Kyun ’no-vacancy‘ ki, hothon pe gaali hai
Jabki tere dil ka kamra toh khaali hai
(kamra toh khaali hai...)
Mujhko pata hai re
Kya chahata hai tu
Boli bhajan teri
Neeyat Qawwali hai
Zulmi ye haazir-jawaabi ho gayi
Tu toh har taale ki aaj chaabi ho gayi, toh?
Balam pichkari jo tune mujhe maari
Toh seedhi saadi chhori sharaabi ho gayi
Haa, Jeans pahen ke jo tune maara thumka
Toh lattoo padosan ki bhabhi ho gayi (x2)
Haan, bole re zamana kharabi ho gayi

Hari keele Raghuveera lyrics

Taal se taal mile more babua, Baje dhol mridang
Man se man ka meel jo ho toh
Rang se mill jaaye rang
Hori khele raghuveera
Hori khele Raghuveera avadh mein
Hori khele Raghuveera...
Hilmil aave, Log lugaai...
Bhai mahalan mein bhira avadh mein, hori khele Raghuveera
Hori khele raghuveera avadh mein, hori khele Raghuveera...
Tanik sharam nahi aye, dekhe naahi apni umariya
Saath baras mein ishq ladaye...
Saath baras mein ishq ladaye...
Mukhde pe rang lagaye. Bada rangeela saanwariya...
Chunri pe dale abhira avadh mein, hori khele raghuveera...
Arey hori khele raghuveera avadh mein, hori khele raghuveera
Hilmil aavein log-lugaai
Bhai mahalan mein bhira avadh mein, hori khele raghuveera
Hori khele raghuveera avadh mein, hori khele raghuveera...
Aab ke phaag mose khelo naa hori
Haan... haan na khelat... na khelat
Tori shapat main umariya ki thori
Haay... haay... chacha
Dekhe hai upar se jhanke nahi andhar sajaniya...
Umr chadhi hai, dil to jawaan hai
Umr chadhi hai bhaiya dil to jawaan hai
Baahon mein bharke mujhe zara jhanka de paizaniya...
Saachi kahe hai kabira avadh mein, hori khele raghuveera...
Arey.. hori khele raghu...
Hori khele raghuveera avadh mein
Hori khele raghuveera...
Hilmil aave Log-Lugai...
Bhai mahalan mein bhira avadh mein, hori khele raghuveera
Hori khele raghuveera avadh mein, hori khele raghuveera...

Holi key Din Dil Mil jathey hai

(Chalo Saheli) - 2 (Chalo Re Saathi) - 2 
Ye Pakdo Ye (Pakadoo) - 4 Isse Na Chhodo
Arra Arra Arra Baiya Na Todo,
Oye Thaher Ja Babhi, Arey Jare Sharabi
Kya Ho Raja Gali Mein Aaja
Holi Holi Gaaon Ki Gori O Nakharewaali
Dungi Main Gali Arre Raamu Ki Saali, Holi Re Holi
(Holi Ke Din Dil Khil Jaate Hain 
Rangon Mein Rang Mil Jaate Hain)-2
Gile Shikawe Bhul Ke Doston
Dushman Bhi Gale Mil Jaate Hain
(Holi Ke Din Dil Khil Jaate Hain
Rangon Mein Rang Mil Jaate Hai)-2
Holi Hain
Gori Tere Rang Jaisaa
Thodasa Main Rang Bana Lu
Aa Tere Gulabi Gaalon
Se Thoda Sa Gulaal Chura Lu
(Jare Ja Deewane Tu Holi Ke Bahane Tu )-2
Chhed Na Mujhe Besaram
Puchh Le Zamane Se Aise Hi 
Bahane Se Liye Aur Diye Dil Jaate Hain
Holi Ke Din Dil Khil Jaate Hain 
Rango Mein Rang Mil Jaate Hain

Holi Around the World

Holi Around the World

Holi knows no bars, Holi knows no boundaries too. Across the world wherever Indians or people of Indian origin are present Holi is celebrated with gusto and bonhomie. People play with colours, light a bonfire called Holika and celebrate the victory of good over evil.
Nobody realizes the importance of celebrating festivals than the Indians settled abroad away from their country and cultural roots. At times they are more eager to celebrate festivals than their Indian counterparts. For celebrating festivals is what binds the people of Indian origin together and also to their roots.
Well, the essence of any festival is to take a break from the daily humdrum of life and make it interesting. The other major intention of celebrating festival is to bring people together and generate a feeling of brotherhood and spread harmony all around.
Just as in India, people settled abroad meet their friends and exchange sweets and greetings. Of course, the revelry is no less when it comes to colours.

Holi in Bangladesh

Bengal region has a multifaceted culture due to the influence of Buddhist, Hindus and Muslim cultures. Though the country is Muslim dominated, Hindus too celebrate their festivals with gaiety.

Indian culture has influenced Bangladesh a lot as the country is nestled in the crook of the Bay of Bengal and is surrounded by India. It shares a border in the south-east with Myanmar and fronts onto the Bay of Bengal. The country is flat and dominated by the braided strands of the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Jamuna delta. Bangladesh's Muslims and Hindus live in relative harmony.

Of course, the pomp and show of Holi as witnessed in India is missing, nevertheless, celebrations do take place. Hindu community gather in temples and exchange greetings with each other and play with colours.

Holi in Mauritius

Just as the many other major Hindu festivals, the large Indian majority, (about 63 per cent) celebrate Holi with a lot of enthusiasm in the island of Mauritius.
It is an official holiday in the country and therefore people get all the time to make merry and drench themselves in the spirit of Holi and of course, colour water.
Hindus, here duly perform the tradition of Holika Dahan or lighting of bonfire on the eve of Holi and celebrate the victory of good over evil. Next day people revel and play with colours and drench everybody with water jets called pichkaris. While in the evening they greet each other with tilak and exchange sweets.
Holi is also marked as a Spring Festival when the nature wears its best clothes and fields and flowers are in full bloom.

Holi in Nepal

Holi is celebrated with great pomp and show in Nepal. Celebrations lasts for a week in which the entire country gets drenched in the coloured water.
All over the streets people can be watched having fun, throwing colours and water-balloons, locally called 'lolas' on each other.
Celebrations are of marked importance at Terai and also where Indian community mainly Marwaris have settled. Families and friends get together and celebrate the occasion with a lot of merry making.

Holi in Pakistan

Hindus residing in Pakistan also celebrate holi, though, of course, in not as grand a fashion as seen in India.
People celebrate the victory of good over evil forces by lighting bonfires called Holika. The tradition comes from the legend of Prahlad and Hiranyakashyap. In fact, people follow the same traditions and rituals as in India due to their roots in India. People clean their houses and prepare special delicacies like gujiyas, papri and dahi badas. They meet up with friends and play with the colours, dance and generally have good time. Hindus usually gather in temples and celebrate the Holi there. Much gaiety can be seen in temples located in cities which have a comparatively greater Hindu population. Such as in Lahore and Sindh region.

Holi in South Africa

Indians wherever they may be, takes immense delight in celebrating the festival of Holi and South Africa is no exception. The vibrant Gujarati's and other Indians settled in South Africa have made it a point to keep the tradition of celebrating Holi alive in the country. They play colours, light bonfires called Holika, sing Holi songs and make merry. The evenings are spent in meeting friends and relatives and exchanging greetings and sweets.

People believe that it is becoming all the more important to keep the ancient customs alive in this conflict ridden society. The festival of Holi is vital in this aspect as it is believed that Holi helps people to get closer. It generates warmth in relationships and even enemies turns friends in the spirit of Holi.
It may be noted that South Africa is located at the southern tip of the continent of Africa. It had the largest immigrant Indian community in the world a decade prior to the colonization by the United States of America. Indians account of almost one million in the country. Most of them are concentrated in the eastern regions of Natal and Transvaal of the country. About 65% are Hindus, 15% Muslims and 20% of Christians live in this area. Due to the majority of the Hindu population, a number of Hindu festivals are celebrated here. Most of the Hindus here are from Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu and continue to follow their regional variations of Hinduism.

Holi in United Kingdom

Hindus settled in UK do not miss out the excitement of Holi celebrations and enjoy to the hilt. Zeal for the festival is particularly marked in this country as Indians constitute the second largest ethnic minority. Celebrating festivals help them to feel close to their families and cultural roots.
The celebration of Holi is noticeable at places that witness a large congregation of Indians. The British city of Leicester is particularly known for its love for celebrating Indian festivals. Excitement reaches its peak when the occasion is that of celebrating a joyous festival like Holi.
Children love to use their spray cans and colour each other. Holi parades are also carried and in the evening people visit their friends and relatives to exchange greetings and sweets. They hug each other and also apply the tilak as the meet Holi in a traditional manner.

Holi in USA

With a large population of Indians settled in the United States of America, Holi is celebrated with gaiety and lot of fanfare in this country.
Different societies formed by the Indians and religious organisations help people to celebrate this joyous festival and feel close to their cultural roots. Music programmes and Holi Meets are also organised by them to mark the occasion. These meets help the new generation to identify with their cultural root. Children learn to understand the significance of celebrating festivals and know legends asociated with them.
Here Holi parades are taken out. People can be seen having so much fun in these parades as they play with the colour in the midst. There is so much revelry here that it becomes difficult to imagine that New York is not a part of India.
Great enthusiasm for the festival can be specially witnessed in cities where large number of Indians have settled. Holi celebrations are particularly marked in the city of New York.
Bollywood actors also take time out to celebrate Holi with the people of USA doubling the excitement for the festival. Dance performance, fashion shows and music concerts further add to the festive spirit.

Regional Name of Holi

Regional Names of Holi

Popularity of Holi can be gauged from the number of names Holi has in different states. Also of great interest is the story behind each of these names.
As one moves across from one state to another, one can surely discover the myriad shades of human emotions behind the story that goes with each of these names of holi. Besides, what is to be appreciated is the underlying strong bond of unity that binds this uniquely culturally diverse country. These stories will make you feel proud of the rich cultural diversity of India.
Even the Gods that are worshiped on Holi differ in different corners of the country. The way the festival is celebrated also differs but the spirit is same - the one of love and brotherhood. Inspite of their uniqueness in different states, the festival is considered to be the one which enhances the secular fabric of India.

Let's know about the different Regional names of Holi and make ourselves qualified to enjoy the great eve of the Holi. 
  • Lathmaar Holi
  • Dulandi Holi
  • Rangpanchami
  • Basant Utsav
  • Dol Purnima
  • Hola Mohalla
  • Shimgo
  • Kaman Pandigai
  • Phagu Purnima




Holi in India

Holi In India

Holi is one of the major festival of India and is the most vibrant of all. The festival is filled with so much fun and frolic that the very mention of the word 'Holi' draws smile and enthusiasm amongst the people. Holi also celebrates the arrival of Spring, a season of joy and hope. The joys of Holi knows no bound. The festival is celebrated across the four corners of India or rather across the globe. 

Legend of Holi Festival

Holi is one of the oldest festivals of India. There are many interesting stories associated with the festival's origin as one moves across the different states from North to South and East to West. Paintings and scriptures depict the roots of the festival. Mythology plays a very important part in narrating the festival of Holi. The most popular stories of Holi origin relates to 'Holika Dahan' and Legend of Radha-Krishan.


Story of Radha Krishna

The legend of Radha and Krishna is closely linked with this tradition of colors on Holi. Young Krishna, who had a dark complexion was jealous of his beloved Radha's extremely fair skin. In a mischievous mood, he applied color on Radha's face. Following this ancient legend, lovers till date long to color their beloved as an expression of love.

Story Of Holika

Integrally entwined with Holi, is the tradition of 'Holika Dahan', which is actually lighting of bonfires. The ritual is symbolic of victory of good over evil and has its root in the legend of demon king Hiranyakashyap who wished to end his blessed son, Prahlad's life with the help of his sister, Holika who burnt in the fir and no harm occurred to Prahlad. Since then the day is celebrated in victory of good over bad.

Holi Celebrations in India

Holi is famous as Basant Utsav in rural India. It is one of the major festivals in India and is celebrated with extreme enthusiasm and joy. Gulal, abeer and pichkaris are synonymous with the festival. Elaborate plans are made to color the loved ones. Everybody wants to be the first one to color the other. In the ensuing battle of colors, everybody is drowned not just in colors of gulal but also in love and mirth. People love to drench others and themselves in colored water. Gujiyas and other sweets are offered to everyone who comes across to color.
Temples are beautifully decorated at the time of Holi. Idol of Radha is placed on swings and devotees turn the swings singing devotional Holi songs. Now-a-days small plays are organized reflecting the spirit of the festival.
What is remarkably same across the country is the spirit of Holi. Fun, frolic, boisterousness to the extent of buffoonery marks this festival of colors. What more can be expected- when the people get a social sanction to get intoxicated on the bhang, open not just their hearts' out but also their lungs. And viola, nobody is expected to take offense too, as the norm of the day is, 'Bura na mano Holi hai'.