Holi in Nandgaon in Mathura



Holi in Nandgaon begins on the tenth day (dasami) of the shukla paksha (waxing phase of moon) of Phalgun month with the return visit of the Gopas of Barsana to play Holi with the Gopis of Nandgaon. In 2015, Lathmar Holi in Nandgaon is on February 28. On the previous day, the men of Nandgaon village had gone to Barsana to play the famous Lathmar Holi with the females there. Now the men folk come to play holi in Nandgaon.

The men folk of Barsana carry a flag from their village to the Shriji Temple in Nandgaon. The men and women of Nandgaon try to stop them.

Colors are thrown on all the people around. The occasion is marked by singing of devotional and folk songs. Women also fend off the men folk of Barsana with bamboo sticks.

Nandgaon is around 30 km from Mathura and is on the way to Barsana.

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