Banaras' famous Lathmaar Holi celebrations began on Sunday, with several men and women participating in the event. The event, known for celebrating holi with sticks, is a two-day affair. This year, Mathura also celebrated Ladoo holi at the Radharani temple in Barsana. Ladoos were thrown at participants who later offered the same at the temple.
Holi celebrations began across the country with many participating in events held in Kolkata, Gurgaon and Patna. Here are some images of the festivities being held ahead of Holi:
Laddu Holi celebrated in Barasana, Mathura
A devotee of Barsana takes part in rituals during Laddu Holi at Radha Rani Temple in Barsana, Mathura on Sunday. Photo courtesy-PTI
Devotees soak in festive fervour
Devotees seen participating in Laddu Holi in Barsana. Photo courtesy- Screengrab from ANI video.
Colour me happy, colour me red
Students play with colours ahead of Holi at Kolkata Maidan on Sunday. Photo courtesy- PTI
Radha, Krishna come alive on stage
Artists dressed as Lord Krishna and Radha perform during Holi Milan in Patna on Sunday. Photo courtesy- PTI
Children celebrate Holi
Specially-abled children participate in Holi Utsav in Kolkata on Sunday. Photo Courtesy- PTI
Students celebrate Holi on campus
SGT University students celebrating Holi on their campus in Gurugram on Saturday. Photo courtesy- PTI.