Holi @Barsana, UP

“कान्हा बरसाने में आई जइयो बुलाए गई राधा प्यारी”, “फाग खेलन आए हैं नटवर नंद किशोर” .

ब्रज में होली ख़ास मस्ती भरी होती है क्योंकि इसे कृष्ण और राधा के प्रेम से जोड़ कर देखा जाता है। यहाँ की होली में मुख्यतः नंदगाँव के पुरूष और बरसाने की महिलाएं भाग लेती हैं, क्योंकि कृष्ण नंदगाँव के थे और राधा बरसाने की थीं। नंदगाँव की टोलियाँ जब पिचकारियाँ लिए बरसाना पहुँचती हैं तो उनपर बरसाने की महिलाएँ खूब लाठियाँ बरसाती हैं।”

Holi celebration in Brij is a very special event as it is celebrated in the memory of love between Radha – Krishna. Holi is primarily celebrated among men from Nandgaav and women from Barsana as Krishna was from Nandgaav and Radha was from Barsana.

In this tradition, women from Barsana shower bamboo sticks on the men from Nandgaav when these men come to Barsana to celebrate Holi in their very own special way.

Samaj in progress
In a Holi tradition unique to Barsana and Nandgaon villages, men sing provocative songs to gain the attention of women, who then ‘beat’ them with bamboo sticks called ‘lathis’.
Barsana Holi
Barsana Holi :- Men of Barsana throw gulal at each other as they celebrate ‘Lathmar Holi’ at the village .
Nandgaon vs Barsana
Nandgaon vs Barsana ब्रज भाषा में होली को ‘होरी’ कहा जाता है और होली खेलने वालों को स्थानीय भाषा में हुरियार कहते हैं।
SAMAJ
SAMAJ sing religious songs as they celebrate ‘Lathmar Holi’ at the village of Barsana.
GULAAL
GULAAL

Explore more of these Holi pictures on Facebook :-https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.686424321409563.1073741841.244291182289548&type=3

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