Famous Places for Holi in India: From Kashi’s Masana Holi to Mathura Vrindavan’s Holi of flowers, these are 7 places famous for Holi.
Holi will be played after Holika Dahan, and people will put color on each other. Holi is a festival celebrated with great enthusiasm all over the country, but there are some cities where lakhs of people from all over the country and the world reach to see Holi. Know here about seven such cities, where Holi is very famous…
Kashi: Holi of Masana
Holi played at Manikarnika Ghat in Kashi (Varanasi) is world famous. Here Holi is played with the ashes of the crematorium. It is believed that Lord Shiva played Holi with the ashes of the funeral pyre here. Because of this belief, even today the devotees of Shiva play Masane ki Holi here.
Barsana: Lathmar Holi
The Holi of Barsana, about 50 km away from Mathura, the birthplace of Shri Krishna, is very special. Lathmar Holi is played for many days in Barsana. People start playing Holi here even before Falgun Purnima. Men from nearby Nandgaon come to Barsana and men from Barsana go to Nandgaon. The women of these villages beat the men with sticks and the men try to escape with shields. Lakhs of people from India and abroad come here to see this Holi.
Holi of Mathura-Vrindavan
It is believed that Shri Krishna played Holi with Radha and Gopis in Mathura-Vrindavan. For this reason, there is a lot of fanfare for Holi at these places. A large number of devotees of Shri Krishna reach Mathura-Vrindavan to play Holi. Holi is played with flowers in the temples here.
Phalain village: Panda passes through the burning Holi
Falain is a village about 50 km away from Mathura. It is also called the village of Prahlad. The special thing about the Holi of Falain village is that here a panda walks through the burning Holi. Even after Holi comes out of the high flames, even Panda’s hair does not burn. Many people from the country and the world reach here to see this miracle.
Hampi: Historical Holi
Holi of Hampi in Karnataka is also famous all over the world. This place is included in UNESCO World Heritage. This place is related to the monkey army of Tretayuga. It is believed that Sugriva along with his monkey army lived in this area. A big event is held here in Holi. Thousands of people come here to play Holi.
Holi of Udaipur and Pushkar
Udaipur and Pushkar in Rajasthan are also famous for Holi. The royal family of Udaipur celebrates Holi in a royal style. Many people reach to see this Holi festival. Foreign tourists come to Pushkar to play Holi. Here Holi is played by tearing clothes.
Indore: Non of Rangpanchami
After Holi, colors are played on Rangpanchami in Indore, Madhya Pradesh. Here every year on Rangpanchami, a cow comes out. Along with Indore, people from other cities also participate in this non-public.