Uttar Pradesh: Thousands take part in Lathamar Holi celebrations in Barsana, Nandgaon villages

The traditional 'Lathamar Holi' started with pomp at Barsana village, as couples celebrated the colourful festival with utmost zeal amid a tight security put in place by district authorities.

FP Staff March 08, 2017 14:30:06 IST
Uttar Pradesh: Thousands take part in Lathamar Holi celebrations in Barsana, Nandgaon villages
Uttar Pradesh Thousands take part in Lathamar Holi celebrations in Barsana Nandgaon villages

People celebrate Holi at the main temple of Nandgaon near Mathura on Tuesday. PTI

Uttar Pradesh Thousands take part in Lathamar Holi celebrations in Barsana Nandgaon villages

The traditional 'Lathamar Holi' started with pomp at Barsana village, as couples celebrated the colourful festival with utmost zeal amid a tight security put in place by district authorities. PTI

Uttar Pradesh Thousands take part in Lathamar Holi celebrations in Barsana Nandgaon villages

The annual event, said to be observed for last 5000 years in Barsana and Nandgaon villages is welcomed with enthusiasm and historical pride. Celebrated in the villages a few days before Holi, 'Lathamar' means 'playing with sticks'. PTI

Uttar Pradesh Thousands take part in Lathamar Holi celebrations in Barsana Nandgaon villages

The celebration of Holi here is marked by a fine blending of music and dance by local youngsters who enthral the visitors from across the globe. Reuters

Uttar Pradesh Thousands take part in Lathamar Holi celebrations in Barsana Nandgaon villages

This year, the gala event saw several thousand domestic and foreign tourists enjoying the thrill that this unique festival provides. Reuters

Uttar Pradesh Thousands take part in Lathamar Holi celebrations in Barsana Nandgaon villages

Hindu devotees take part in the religious festival of Holi in Nandgaon village. Reuters

Uttar Pradesh Thousands take part in Lathamar Holi celebrations in Barsana Nandgaon villages

People throw coloured powder during Holi celebrations in the town of Barsana in the state of Uttar Pradesh. Reuters

 

Updated Date:

also read

Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls: Amid outflux of leaders, BSP's saving grace may be sound alliances, seat allocation
Politics

Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls: Amid outflux of leaders, BSP's saving grace may be sound alliances, seat allocation

An alliance with Asaduddin Owaisi-led AIMIM would help the party cultivate voters from the Muslim community, comprising around one-fifth of the state’s population

Farmers' issues to take centre stage in UP polls, not 'love jihad' and 'cow terror', says Jayant Chaudhary
Politics

Farmers' issues to take centre stage in UP polls, not 'love jihad' and 'cow terror', says Jayant Chaudhary

The newly-appointed RLD chief vowed that his party will not allow a communally polarised campaign to 'ruin' the Hindi heartland state in the run-up to the Assembly polls in 2022

'Corona mata' temple built at village in Uttar Pradesh's Pratapgarh, demolished days later
India

'Corona mata' temple built at village in Uttar Pradesh's Pratapgarh, demolished days later

Villagers said the temple was constructed five days ago by one Lokesh Kumar Srivastava with the help of donations from local residents