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By : Oneindia Video Team
Published : March 06, 2017, 01:17
Duration : 01:32

Mathura Barsana celebrates Laddu maar Holi : Watch video

People in Barsana, have started Holi celebrations with "Laddu maar Holi" as Holi is round the corner. This is to please the Lord Banke Bihari and Radha Rani. Laddoos are tossed at each other and flung Laddoos are pocketed with reverence as blessed offerings and hence the name 'Laddoo Holi'. Barsana, about 50 kilometres from Mathura, has the distinction of having the only temple dedicated to Lord Krishna's consort Radha. In Vrindavan and Mathura, where Lord Krishna is believed to have grown up, the festival is celebrated for 16 days until Ranga Panchmi to commemorate the divine love of Radha for Lord Krishna or 'Dhulandi', when people go around throwing coloured powder and spray water at each other. Devotees from different parts of the country visit Barsana to celebrate the festival with much fun and gaiety and spraying of colours symbolising the start of spring.'Laddoo Holi' comes a day-before the town celebrates 'Lathmaar Holi' during which women chase away men with sticks. 'Laddoo Holi' is celebrated by the devotees who believe Lord Krishna came here from his native place Nandgoan to play. Laddoos are distributed to mark the coming of Lord Krishna. It is said that on this day Lord Krishna came to Barsana and playfully teased Radha and her friends whereas he was chased away by the girls.
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