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Jalebi eating competition marks holi celebration in Kolkata

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Holi was celebrated with great enthusiasm throughout West Bengal with special programmes to mark Basanta Utsav at Shantiniketan and Guru Purnima in Mayapur.

Jalebi eating competition

Apart from children playing with sprayers (pichkaris) frolicking on neighbourhood streets, Jalebi eating competition was also conducted where the participants (both tourists and locals) gorge on Jalebis.

Gaura Purnima celebrated

Gaura Purnima celebrated

Gour Purnima in Mayapur witnessed a gathering of more than a lakh devotees and pilgrims from across the world, dressed in traditional dhoti-kurta and ghagra-choli, singing, dancing and chanting ecstatically to celebrate the 531st birth Anniversary of Lord Sri Chaitanya MahaPrabhu.

Shantiniketan Basanta Utsav

Shantiniketan Basanta Utsav

In Shantiniketan, thousands, including students of Visva-Bharati University, attended the Basanta Utsav held at 'Amrakunja' at Ashram Complex where songs of the national poet and Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore were sung along with dance dramas and his poetries.

Other shades of holi

Other shades of holi

Defying age-old restraints, over a 1,000 widows living in Braj area on Thursday splashed colours and threw flower petals on one another at the Radha Gopinath temple in Vrindavan.

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