Holi in Barsana


Holi, one of the most joyous festivals of India brings a smile to a lot of faces. The festival of colour is also celebrated as a win of goodness over the evil. It is the time to let go of all the inhibitions, enjoy the experience of youthful flirtations and celebrate life with colours.

Holi in Vrindavan, Mathura and Barsana is visited by a number of people from all over the world. After all, it is an epic celebration. Although there is a fixed date for Holi, the celebration starts from Basant Panchami and continue beyond the day of Holi (Phalgun Purnima). To experience the best of Holi, we recommend you to arrive a few days before the actual Holi and stay beyond that date. And of course, it will be a field day for the photographers during Holi. There will be red, yellow, orange colours all over.

Legend of Holi

The festivities of Holi are mostly inspired by the mythological tales of Radha and Krishna. Their eternal love and joyful coquetry form the basis of all the different events celebrated during Holi in Vrindavan, Mathura and around. Krishna was the playful one. He teased Radha and the Gopikas (the girls of the village), flirted with them and also danced with them at Vrindavan. Everyone loved Krishna. Holi was the time when Radha and Krishna celebrated the season with colours and great festivities. Brindavan and Mathura are related to Radha and Krishna. Radha was born in Barsana and Krishna in Mathura. Vrindavan was the land created by Krishna for his love Radha Rani. The entire region was known as Brajbhoomi.

Braj Bhumi is spread across about 300 km on both sides of River Yamuna having Mathura and Brindavan at the centre. In the current day, Braj Bhumi is spread across Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan. Braj Bhumi is the land of Krishna, the place of Krishna Leela. Holi in Vrindavan and Mathura simply continues and celebrates these legends and stories.

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