Today – March 27, 2013 – is Holi – Dhuleti or Dhulandi



Today, March 27, 2013, is Holi festival when people play with colors. Yesterday was Holika Dahan. The play with colors today is known as Dhulandi or Dhuleti or Dhulivandan. Holi festival is largely associated with Lord Krishna and it is said that in his childhood and teenage, Krishna played the festival with Gopas and Gopis in Vrindavan.

For many, Holi might have narrowed down to playing with colors but in rural India it is still a harvest festival. Holi is celebrated during the spring season, when all the trees and plants are filled with flowers of various hues. There is a sweet smell everywhere. Nature’s beauty is at its best during this period. And these natural Holi colors give new hope and joy to life.

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