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15, Mar 2017 @ 11:57 PM
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Start Date: Thu, 01 Mar 2018                     End Date: Fri, 02 Mar 2018
Venue: Barsana near Mathura, Uttar Pradesh
Related to: Uttar Pradesh Travel Guide

The most colorful festival of Lath Mar Holi is very famous in Barsana near Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, when is Lath Mar Holi is takes place just few days before actual Holi in every year. It is one of most favorite traditional festival of Uttar Pradesh for ladies, who are find hitting sticks (laths) at each men as the common tradition during this fest.

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During Lath mar Holi Festival Devotees prays to god for wellness inside Krishna temple. It is one of the famous Hindu festival of UP. Hindu people belive that Lord Krishna visited his beloved Radha's village during these days and playfully teased her and her friends. Taking as offense at this, the women of Barsana, Uttar Pradesh chased him away. Since that time, men from Krishna's village, visit Barsana to play Color full Holi in the town which has the distinction of having the only temple dedicated to Radha in India.

Thousands of people gather to witness the Lath Mar holi when women beat up men with lath(Stics) as those on the sidelines become hysterical, sing Holi Songs and shout Sri Krishna and Sri Radhey. The 'Lathmar Holi festival' begins with a big ceremony at the Radha Rani temple. After the ceremony gops then march out of the temple on the Rangeeli Gali where they stop to play holi with the gopis, who stand in groups along both side of street. In the second day gops from Barsana play holi with gopis at Nandgaon.

During this colorful festival participants sip thandai(special cold drink), which is laced with a special paste called as Bhang(made of Cannabis). After drinking Thandai people react in different ways, some people laugh, some crave for sweets, some people cry. Participate in Holi festival is a great experience for some one specially for foreigners visit in India. It is one of the great way to increase the bonding with each other.

Related Links: Cultural Festivals India, festival in Barsana, Holi Festival in Uttar Pradesh, Krishna Janmashtami Festival, Krishna Jayanti, Mathura, Rangwali Holi celebration, Uttar Pradesh Famous Festival
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