March 18, 2018

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Holi Hai ! Google dedicates doodle to festival of colours

As Sridevi leaves for her heavenly abode Holi in Bollywood will have no colour

The search engine lit up their homepage with the signature Google colors, transforming the logo into red, yellow, green and blue dancing dhol players who are seen merrily splattering paint around them.

"Burra na mano Holi hai (Don't mind, it's Holi)" - that's an excuse used far too frequently to pass off hooliganism for Holi celebrations. (Credit: Asit Kumar/AFP) A widow arranges petals and "gulaal" before Holi celebrations in Vrindavan.

The DFW Hindu Temple, 1605 N. Britain Road in Irving, will host its annual Grand Holi and Anand Bazaar from noon to 4 p.m. March 4. Holi started out as a spring festival celebrating a good harvest.

It lasts for a night and a day, taking place on the last full moon of the Hindu lunar month Phalguna. Hindus celebrate in Bangladesh and Pakistan, plus other countries with large diaspora populations like Suriname, South Africa, and Malaysia.

Holi is one of the oldest Hindu festivals.

People from across all walks of life irrespective of age, sex and creed celebrated the festival with lot of enthusiasm.

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Holi has deep roots in Hindu beliefs and folklore.

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Holika sat with Prahlad on the pyre. But it so happened that the fire burnt Holika whereas Pralhad remained unharmed and came out of the fire still chanting the name of god. It has become a ritual to gorge on them.

It is celebrated and most recognized by everyone spraying colored powder solutions at each other and not getting upset about it. "The colors mark both Prahlada's flickering bonfire and the bright colors associated with spring", National Geographic Society reported. On the occasion of the festival of colours, a string of leaders including President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Vice President of India M. Venkaiah Naidu among others extended Holi greetings to people of the nation.

Millions of young and old across the country on Friday celebrated Holi, smearing vibrant colours on each other and exchanging candies to spread joy and welcome the beginning of spring in India.

Whether you choose one favourite colour or many, here's wishing everyone a happy Holi! People especially visit Vrindavan to play Holi as Banke Bihari Ji dressed up in white clothes to play the colors with his devotees.

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