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Monday, March 24

All that color!

I am still recuperating from the mad revelry and color onslaught of Holi - the fun festival that was celebrated in India this weekend. What a weekend it was! With Holi, Easter, Eid Milad and Navroze being celebrated all over the world!

Colored powder called Gulal used to play Holi. Yes, it is smeared on people's faces, hair and everywhere else!


Glimpses of Holi celebrations in old Indian paintings...
Lord Krishna and Radha are popular icons for Holi in Indian mythology
And, Holi spirit and colors captured very well by Steve McCurry
Hope you all had a great weekend too!

15 comments:

Ashley L. said...

how incredible! i had to attend a wedding on saturday otherwise i would have found some sort of Holi party to attend! its one of my goals in life to attend such a beautiful and colorful event! thank you for sharing! :)

Sas said...

I have enjoyed your blog posts very much.

They are very inspiring and made with a loving eye for beauty :)

Thank you for sharing :))

Sas

downunderdale said...

what a beautiful blog - I shall add a link from mine - Dale

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Such gorgeous colors!

I had a great weekend, my son had an Easter Egg hunt so we did lots of sampling of chocolate bunnies! Yummy tummy aches!

Happy Week!

Melissa

Shireena said...

Hi Bhavna, Sounds like you had such a fun colorful weekend! (I'm so jealous.) I think my neighbors here in New York would have begun to wonder about me (more than they already do) if I started throwing colored powder on them in celebration. Until I live there, I'll just have to live vicariously through others. :)

M.KATE said...

very colourful, tks for sharing

acaligurl said...

the colours are vibrant & beautiful!the purple and pinks are my fav.
you have such fun posts.

laissezfaire said...

wow.... the colours!

Bhavna said...

Hi Ashley! well, its a good idea you did not attend a holi party, specially before a wedding party
:-)....quite a many times, it becomes tough to remove all traces of color!

Bhavna said...

Thanks Sas...that is such a lovely note! And its special all the more to come from you :-)

Bhavna said...

Thank you Dale! :-)


Chocolate Bunnies...YUM! Happy to know you and family too had a festive time Melissa! :-)

Bhavna said...

Ha ha! Shireena, that reminded me of the time when I was a kid, and my sister and I would start playing Holi a week back before the actual festival. Our neighbors actually had to figure out an alternate route to avoid crossing the road below our terrace and get drenched in colored water ;-)

Bhavna said...

Hi acaligurl! Glad you enjoy the posts :-)

Thanks Su Ling! :-)

muriel said...

wow bhavna I love all the colour, very inspiring blog

jess gonacha said...

This sounds like the most incredible festival! And those colors....WOW. It's like an artist's dream!!!

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