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This is how they play Holi in Vrindavan

March 14, 2014 09:05 IST

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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

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Image: Devotees react as priests (unseen) throw coloured water on them during Holi celebrations at the Bankey Bihari temple in Vrindavan, in Uttar Pradesh
Photographs: Anindito Mukherjee/Reuters

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A priest throws coloured powder at the devotees during Holi celebrations at Bankey Bihari temple in Vrindavan

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Photographs: Ahmad Masood/Reuters

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A woman daubed in colours takes part in Holi celebrations at Bankey Bihari temple in Vrindavan

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Photographs: Ahmad Masood/Reuters

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Coloured beam of rays are seen as Hindu priests (unseen) throw coloured powder at the devotees during Holi celebrations at Bankey Bihari temple in Vrindavan

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Photographs: Ahmad Masood/Reuters

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Devotees daubed in colours sing hymns during Holi celebrations at the Bankey Bihari temple in Vrindavan

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Photographs: Anindito Mukherjee/Reuters

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A priest (left) throws coloured powder and garlands at the devotees during Holi celebrations at Bankey Bihari temple in Vrindavan

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Devotees react as priests (unseen) throw coloured powder on them during Holi celebrations at the Bankey Bihari temple in Vrindavan

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Priests throw coloured powder at the devotees during Holi celebrations at Bankey Bihari temple in Vrindavan

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A devotee reacts as priests (unseen) spray coloured water on him during Holi celebrations at the Bankey Bihari temple in Vrindavan

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Photographs: Anindito Mukherjee/Reuters

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