5 Unique Ways of Celebrating the 'Festival of Colors'

5 Unique Ways of Celebrating the 'Festival of Colors'

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Bangalore: Holi, the festival of colors marks the victory of good over evil. As mythology has it, Holi is brought in by the burning and destruction of the demoness named Holika. The festival has a lot of spiritual tales associated with it. Colors, water, temple rituals, contemporary parties with plenty of colors and unlimited flow of bhang – a traditional drink, is what brings alive the spirit of this festival. Here are 5 unique styles in which Holi is celebrated across India, as listed by must see india.com.

Folk Style in Purulia, West Bengal:
Purulia in West Bengal is well known for celebrations of Holi in a very unique way. It is known as Basanta Utsav, marking the festival of colours. The town has a three day folk festival that includes playing holi with the locals, a glimpse of the traditional folk dances like Chau dance, Natua dance, Darbari Jhumur, and songs too. The festival is arranged by the locals and is in a typical folk style. Tent accommodation is available for the tourists. The festival in Purulia is usually attended by around 5000 people.

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1: happy holi to all
Posted by:aparajita - 22 Mar, 2013