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Nation celebrates festival of colours with cheer

Nation celebrates festival of colours with cheer

India TV News Desk [ Updated: March 27, 2013 23:03 IST ]
  • An Indian teases passes by by pretending to throw colored water on them during Holi celebrations outside Banke Bihari temple in Vrindavan, India, Wednesday, March 27, 2013. Holi, the Hindu festival of colors that also marks the advent of spring, is being celebrated across the country Wednesday. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
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    An Indian teases passes by by pretending to throw colored water on them during Holi celebrations outside Banke Bihari temple in Vrindavan, India, Wednesday, March 27, 2013. Holi, the Hindu festival of colors that also marks the advent of spring, is being celebrated across the country Wednesday. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

  • An Indian devotee rests his forehead in an act of respect on the wall of the Banke Bihari temple during Holi celebrations in Vrindavan, India, Wednesday, March 27, 2013. Holi, the Hindu festival of colors that also marks the advent of spring, is being celebrated across the country Wednesday. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
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    An Indian devotee rests his forehead in an act of respect on the wall of the Banke Bihari temple during Holi celebrations in Vrindavan, India, Wednesday, March 27, 2013. Holi, the Hindu festival of colors that also marks the advent of spring, is being celebrated across the country Wednesday. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

  • Hindu devotees celebrate Holi festival inside the Banke Bihari temple in Vrindavan, India, Wednesday, March 27, 2013. Holi, the Hindu festival of colors that also marks the advent of spring, is being celebrated across the country Wednesday. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
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    Hindu devotees celebrate Holi festival inside the Banke Bihari temple in Vrindavan, India, Wednesday, March 27, 2013. Holi, the Hindu festival of colors that also marks the advent of spring, is being celebrated across the country Wednesday. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

  • A foreign tourist smears colored powder on another during Holi celebrations in Pushkar, India, Wednesday, March 27, 2013. Holi, the Hindu festival of colors that also marks the advent of spring, is being celebrated across the country Wednesday. (AP Photo/Deepak Sharma)
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    A foreign tourist smears colored powder on another during Holi celebrations in Pushkar, India, Wednesday, March 27, 2013. Holi, the Hindu festival of colors that also marks the advent of spring, is being celebrated across the country Wednesday. (AP Photo/Deepak Sharma)

  • Strips of clothing hang from an overhead wire thrown by those celebrating Holi in Pushkar, India, Wednesday, March 27, 2013. Holi, the Hindu festival of colors that also marks the advent of spring, is being celebrated across the country Wednesday. (AP Photo/Deepak Sharma)
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    Strips of clothing hang from an overhead wire thrown by those celebrating Holi in Pushkar, India, Wednesday, March 27, 2013. Holi, the Hindu festival of colors that also marks the advent of spring, is being celebrated across the country Wednesday. (AP Photo/Deepak Sharma)

  • Indian children play with colored powder during Holi festival in Kolkata, India, Wednesday, March. 27, 2013. Holi, the Hindu festival of colors that also marks the advent of spring, is being celebrated across the country Wednesday. (AP Photo /Sucheta Das)
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    Indian children play with colored powder during Holi festival in Kolkata, India, Wednesday, March. 27, 2013. Holi, the Hindu festival of colors that also marks the advent of spring, is being celebrated across the country Wednesday. (AP Photo /Sucheta Das)

  • Indian Hindu widows throw colored powder during Holi celebrations organized by the NGO Sulabh at the Meera Sahbhagini Ashram in Vrindavan, India, Wednesday, March 27, 2013. The widows, many of whom at times have lived desperate lives in the streets of the temple town, celebrated the festival for the first time at the century old ashram. After their husband's deaths the women have been banished by their families to the town where devotees believe Lord Krishna was born, for supposedly bringing bad luck. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)
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    Indian Hindu widows throw colored powder during Holi celebrations organized by the NGO Sulabh at the Meera Sahbhagini Ashram in Vrindavan, India, Wednesday, March 27, 2013. The widows, many of whom at times have lived desperate lives in the streets of the temple town, celebrated the festival for the first time at the century old ashram. After their husband's deaths the women have been banished by their families to the town where devotees believe Lord Krishna was born, for supposedly bringing bad luck. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)

  • Hindu devotees play with colored powder during Holi festival celebrations in Hyderabad, India, Tuesday, March 26, 2013. Holi, the festival of colors celebrates the arrival of spring among other things. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)
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    Hindu devotees play with colored powder during Holi festival celebrations in Hyderabad, India, Tuesday, March 26, 2013. Holi, the festival of colors celebrates the arrival of spring among other things. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)

  • Indian Border Security Force soldiers throw colored powder at dancing village youths as they celebrate Holi festival in Ranbirsingh Pura, outskirts of Jammu, India, Tuesday, March 26, 2013. Holi, the festival of colors celebrates the arrival of spring among other things. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)
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    Indian Border Security Force soldiers throw colored powder at dancing village youths as they celebrate Holi festival in Ranbirsingh Pura, outskirts of Jammu, India, Tuesday, March 26, 2013. Holi, the festival of colors celebrates the arrival of spring among other things. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)

  • Hindu devotees play with colored powder during Holi festival celebrations in Hyderabad, India, Tuesday, March 26, 2013. Holi, the festival of colors celebrates the arrival of spring among other things. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)
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    Hindu devotees play with colored powder during Holi festival celebrations in Hyderabad, India, Tuesday, March 26, 2013. Holi, the festival of colors celebrates the arrival of spring among other things. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)

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