Holi, one of the religious festivals of the Hindu community, is being celebrated across the country today (Thursday) in appropriate manner. This festival of colors is also known as Sri Krishna`s Dol Jatra. This auspicious day, also known as Dol Purnima (full moon day), is celebrated on the arrival of spring and the end of winter, marking the victory of good over the evil.
According to mythology, Holi is regarded as the festival of the believers of Boishnobism. The festival has been introduced marking an auspicious day when Sri Krishna, Sri Radhika and their friends were playing with pollen at Brindaban in the ancient days. With the evolution of time, pollen has now turned into a variety of colors called `abir`.
The Hindu community has organized various religious ceremonies across the country today. As a ritual in celebration of the festival, the devotees visit the shrines, temples and offer colors at the feet of Idol of the God Sri Krishna and Goddess Sri Radhika.
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