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Holi Festival of Colours

Nidhi Singh Chauhan



Holi Festival of Colours


Different colors of Holi

Today Holi was celebrated all over India with great zeal marking the victory of good over evil. The Holi festival of colours is not only limited to India, but has now spread to different parts of the world. How well do you know about Holi celebration in different parts of India? We bring you different types of Holi celebrated in different style.


Holi Festival of Colours

• Dhuleti : Gujaratis celebrate every festival with great somberness and festivity. Dhuleti means playing with dust or ash of dead Holika .Hence, Dhuleti or Dhuli Padvo is celebrated the next day of Holika Dahan.

• Dol Jatra: In West Bengal region, Holi is known by the name of “Dol Jatra”, “Dol Purnima” or the “Swing Festival”. It is celebrated in a grand way by placing the idols of Krishna and Radha on a picturesquely decorated palanquin which is then taken round the main streets of the city. The devotees around the swing and sing devotional songs.

• Lathamar Holi: The well famous Lathamar Holi is celebrated in the extensive ground of Radha Rani Temple in Barsana, a small town near Mathura (Uttar Pradesh).As a part of Holi celebration men sing provocative songs to tease women, who then pretend to beat them with bamboo sticks, called lathis.

• Warrior Holi : Sikhs demonstrate their physical strength and courage by celebrating Warrior Holi in Anandpur Sahib (Punjab), a holy city of Sikhs.

• Basanta Utsav: Initiated by Rabindranath Tagore, Basanta Utsav is celebrated in Purulia (a district of West Bengal) to mark the festival of colours, Holi. After getting drenched in colors, people rock to the local folk tunes and performances.


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