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Holi, Vrindavan style!

March 03, 2015 10:06 IST

They say if you really need to get a feel of vibrant India, head to Vrindavan during Holi. In Vrindavan -- the seat of the much-revered Krishna Leela and the cradle of the sonorous, secular cult of the Bhakti movement in India -- people celebrate Holi for over a week.

The temple town, located in Mathura district of Uttar Pradesh, draws thousands of tourists who drench themselves in the spirit of devotion

Rediff.com gives you a glimpse of the festivities in Vrindavan...


 

Image: People spray coloured foam on women as they walk in a lane near the Bankey Bihari temple during Holi celebrations in Vrindavan. Photograph: Jitendra Prakash/Reuters


 

Image: Devotees celebrate holi at Bankey Bihari Temple, in Vrindavan. Photograph: PTI Photo




Image: Devotees covered in coloured powder celebrate Holi. Photograph: PTI Photo


 

Image: Devotees cheer as they throw coloured powder on bystanders near the Bankey Bihari temple during Holi celebrations in Vrindavan. Photograph: Anindito Mukherjee/Reuters


 

Image: A woman covers herself as people throw coloured powder on her inside the Bankey Bihari temple. Photograph: Anindito Mukherjee/Reuters


 

Image: Devotees play with colour during Holi celebrations at the Banke Bihari temple in Vrindavan. Photograph: Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images


 

Image: A group of girls play with coloured powder during Holi celebrations in a lane near the Bankey Bihari temple in Vrindavan. Photograph: Vivek Prakash/Reuters




Image: A boy plays with a water pistol during Holi celebrations in a lane near the Bankey Bihari temple. Photograph: Vivek Prakash/Reuters