Holi, Festival of Colours

Hindu devotees celebrate the annual festival Holi, a joyous festival observed by throwing coloured dyes amongst the participants.

VRINDAVAN, INDIA - MARCH 26: A Hindu priest throws coloured powder at devotees during Holi celebrations, at the Banke Bihari temple on March 26, 2013 in Vrindavan, India. The tradition of playing with colours on Holi draws its roots from a legend of Radha and the Hindu God Krishna. It is believed that young Krishna was jealous of Radha's fair complexion since he himself was very dark. After questioning his mother Yashoda on the darkness of his complexion, Yashoda, teasingly asked him to colour Radha's face in which ever colour he wanted. In a mischievous mood, Krishna applied colour on Radha's face. The tradition of applying color on one's beloved is being religiously followed till date. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)
Hindus Celebrate Holi In India
VRINDAVAN, INDIA - MARCH 26: A Hindu priest throws coloured powder at devotees during Holi celebrations, at the Banke Bihari temple on March 26, 2013 in Vrindavan, India. The tradition of playing with colours on Holi draws its roots from a legend of Radha and the Hindu God Krishna. It is believed that young Krishna was jealous of Radha's fair complexion since he himself was very dark. After questioning his mother Yashoda on the darkness of his complexion, Yashoda, teasingly asked him to colour Radha's face in which ever colour he wanted. In a mischievous mood, Krishna applied colour on Radha's face. The tradition of applying color on one's beloved is being religiously followed till date. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)
VRINDAVAN, INDIA - MARCH 26: Hindu devotees throw coloured powder during Holi celebrations at the Banke Bihari temple on March 26, 2013 in Vrindavan, India. The tradition of playing with colours on Holi draws its roots from a legend of Radha and the Hindu God Krishna. It is believed that young Krishna was jealous of Radha's fair complexion since he himself was very dark. After questioning his mother Yashoda on the darkness of his complexion, Yashoda, teasingly asked him to colour Radha's face in which ever colour he wanted. In a mischievous mood, Krishna applied colour on Radha's face. The tradition of applying color on one's beloved is being religiously followed till date. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)
Hindus Celebrate Holi In India
VRINDAVAN, INDIA - MARCH 26: Hindu devotees throw coloured powder during Holi celebrations at the Banke Bihari temple on March 26, 2013 in Vrindavan, India. The tradition of playing with colours on Holi draws its roots from a legend of Radha and the Hindu God Krishna. It is believed that young Krishna was jealous of Radha's fair complexion since he himself was very dark. After questioning his mother Yashoda on the darkness of his complexion, Yashoda, teasingly asked him to colour Radha's face in which ever colour he wanted. In a mischievous mood, Krishna applied colour on Radha's face. The tradition of applying color on one's beloved is being religiously followed till date. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)
VRINDAVAN, INDIA - MARCH 26: Hindu devotees celebrate during Holi with colored powers at the Banke Bihari temple on March 26, 2013 in Vrindavan, India. The tradition of playing with colors on Holi draws its roots from a legend of Radha and the Hindu God Krishna. It is believed that young Krishna was jealous of Radha's fair complexion since he himself was very dark. After questioning his mother Yashoda on the darkness of his complexion, Yashoda, teasingly asked him to colour Radha's face in which ever colour he wanted. In a mischievous mood, Krishna applied colour on Radha's face. The tradition of applying color on one's beloved is being religiously followed till date. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)
Hindus Celebrate Holi In India
VRINDAVAN, INDIA - MARCH 26: Hindu devotees celebrate during Holi with colored powers at the Banke Bihari temple on March 26, 2013 in Vrindavan, India. The tradition of playing with colors on Holi draws its roots from a legend of Radha and the Hindu God Krishna. It is believed that young Krishna was jealous of Radha's fair complexion since he himself was very dark. After questioning his mother Yashoda on the darkness of his complexion, Yashoda, teasingly asked him to colour Radha's face in which ever colour he wanted. In a mischievous mood, Krishna applied colour on Radha's face. The tradition of applying color on one's beloved is being religiously followed till date. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

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