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Vrindavan widows shun grief, pick up gulal

March 04, 2015 10:24 IST

Breaking the shackles of tradition, hundreds of widows played Holi with colours and flowers in the land of Lord Krishna on Tuesday. Over a thousand widows from the ashrams in Vrindavan and Varanasi are taking part in the special four-day Holi celebration in Vrindavan.

It was a remarkable sight when the widows, mostly in the 70s and 80s, stooping low with age, danced and splashed gulal and gallons of water colours on each other.

Here are some glimpses:


Photograph: Ahmad Masood/Reuters



Photograph: Ahmad Masood/Reuters



Photograph: Ahmad Masood/Reuters



Photograph: Ahmad Masood/Reuters



Photograph: Ahmad Masood/Reuters



Photograph: Ahmad Masood/Reuters



Photograph: PTI Photo



Photograph: Ahmad Masood/Reuters



Photograph: PTI Photo