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Holi 2018: India Celebrates Festival of Colours; See Pictures

India | PTI | March 2, 2018, 9:30 am
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 Women smear each other's faces with 'gulal' during Holi celebrations at Ambari in Guwahati. (Image: PTI)

Women smear each other's faces with 'gulal' during Holi celebrations at Ambari in Guwahati. (Image: PTI)

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 A sadhu drenched in color relaxes during Holi celebrations at the Radha Krishna Temple in Nandgaon, Uttar Pradesh. (Image: Subhash Barolia)

A sadhu drenched in color relaxes during Holi celebrations at the Radha Krishna Temple in Nandgaon, Uttar Pradesh. (Image: Subhash Barolia)

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 A student of Rabindra Bharati University, with her face smeared in coloured powder, poses during celebrations for Holi inside the university campus in Kolkata. (Image: Reuters)

A student of Rabindra Bharati University, with her face smeared in coloured powder, poses during celebrations for Holi inside the university campus in Kolkata. (Image: Reuters)

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 People play Holi inside the Radha Krishna Temple in Nandgaon, Uttar Pradesh. (Image: Subhash Barolia)

People play Holi inside the Radha Krishna Temple in Nandgaon, Uttar Pradesh. (Image: Subhash Barolia)

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 Students of Rabindra Bharati University celebrate Holi in Kolkata. (Image: AP)

Students of Rabindra Bharati University celebrate Holi in Kolkata. (Image: AP)

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 An old man is clicked during the Holi celebrations inside the Radha Krishna Temple in Nandgaon, Uttar Pradesh. (Image: Subhash Barolia)

An old man is clicked during the Holi celebrations inside the Radha Krishna Temple in Nandgaon, Uttar Pradesh. (Image: Subhash Barolia)

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 People celebrating Kodamar Holi in Beawar. (Image: PTI)

People celebrating Kodamar Holi in Beawar. (Image: PTI)

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 People play Holi inside the Radha Krishna Temple in Nandgaon, Uttar Pradesh. (Image: Subhash Barolia)

People play Holi inside the Radha Krishna Temple in Nandgaon, Uttar Pradesh. (Image: Subhash Barolia)

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 A man light up a color smoke candle as a procession of Lord Krishna chariot proceeds through a street celebrating Holi, the Hindu festival of colors, in Kolkata. (Image: AP)

A man light up a color smoke candle as a procession of Lord Krishna chariot proceeds through a street celebrating Holi, the Hindu festival of colors, in Kolkata. (Image: AP)

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 A college student smears a friend with coloured powder during Holi celebrations in Agartala. (Image: Reuters)

A college student smears a friend with coloured powder during Holi celebrations in Agartala. (Image: Reuters)

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 Friends celebrate the festival of colours inside the Radha Krishna Temple in Nandgaon, Uttar Pradesh. (Image: Subhash Barolia)

Friends celebrate the festival of colours inside the Radha Krishna Temple in Nandgaon, Uttar Pradesh. (Image: Subhash Barolia)

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 Blind students play Holi at a school in Kolkata. (Image: PTI)

Blind students play Holi at a school in Kolkata. (Image: PTI)

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 People dressed as Hindu deities Radha and Krishna play Holi in Jammu. (Image: AP)

People dressed as Hindu deities Radha and Krishna play Holi in Jammu. (Image: AP)

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 A woman wears a mask and is smeared in 'gulal' during a Holi festival celebration in Kolkata. (Image: PTI)

A woman wears a mask and is smeared in 'gulal' during a Holi festival celebration in Kolkata. (Image: PTI)

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 Lord Shiva devotees play Holi with Chita Bhasma (ashes) at the crematorium of Manikarnika Ghat in Varanasi. (Image: PTI)

Lord Shiva devotees play Holi with Chita Bhasma (ashes) at the crematorium of Manikarnika Ghat in Varanasi. (Image: PTI)

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 People apply colours in each other's face during the Holi celebrations inside the Radha Krishna Temple in Nandgaon, Uttar Pradesh. (Image: Subhash Barolia)

People apply colours in each other's face during the Holi celebrations inside the Radha Krishna Temple in Nandgaon, Uttar Pradesh. (Image: Subhash Barolia)

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 Foreign tourists smeared in 'gulal' during a Holi festival celebrations at Durgiana Temple in Amritsar. (Image: PTI)

Foreign tourists smeared in 'gulal' during a Holi festival celebrations at Durgiana Temple in Amritsar. (Image: PTI)

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 Teachers with their faces smeared with coloured powder take a selfie during Holi celebrations, inside a school in Ahmedabad. (Image: Reuters)

Teachers with their faces smeared with coloured powder take a selfie during Holi celebrations, inside a school in Ahmedabad. (Image: Reuters)

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 A face of an Indian woman is smeared with coloured powder during the celebration of Holi, the Hindu festival of colours, in Kolkata. (Image: AP)

A face of an Indian woman is smeared with coloured powder during the celebration of Holi, the Hindu festival of colours, in Kolkata. (Image: AP)

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 People play Holi inside the Radha Krishna Temple in Nandgaon, Uttar Pradesh. (Image: Subhash Barolia)

People play Holi inside the Radha Krishna Temple in Nandgaon, Uttar Pradesh. (Image: Subhash Barolia)

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 People play Holi inside the Radha Krishna Temple in Nandgaon, Uttar Pradesh. (Image: Subhash Barolia)

People play Holi inside the Radha Krishna Temple in Nandgaon, Uttar Pradesh. (Image: Subhash Barolia)

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 People get drenched in colour water during the Holi celebrations inside the Radha Krishna Temple in Nandgaon, Uttar Pradesh. (Image: Subhash Barolia)

People get drenched in colour water during the Holi celebrations inside the Radha Krishna Temple in Nandgaon, Uttar Pradesh. (Image: Subhash Barolia)

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 People play Holi inside the Radha Krishna Temple in Nandgaon, Uttar Pradesh. (Image: Subhash Barolia)

People play Holi inside the Radha Krishna Temple in Nandgaon, Uttar Pradesh. (Image: Subhash Barolia)

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 People play Holi inside the Radha Krishna Temple in Nandgaon, Uttar Pradesh. (Image: Subhash Barolia)

People play Holi inside the Radha Krishna Temple in Nandgaon, Uttar Pradesh. (Image: Subhash Barolia)

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 Allahabad University students smear coloured powder on each other as they celebrate Holi, the festival of colours, in Allahabad. (Image: AP)

Allahabad University students smear coloured powder on each other as they celebrate Holi, the festival of colours, in Allahabad. (Image: AP)

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 Girls strike a pose for cameras as they play with coloured powder during Holi festival celebrations in Jammu. (Image: AP)

Girls strike a pose for cameras as they play with coloured powder during Holi festival celebrations in Jammu. (Image: AP)

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 Blind students play Holi at a school in Kolkata. (Image: PTI)

Blind students play Holi at a school in Kolkata. (Image: PTI)

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 Foreign tourists smeared with 'gulal' as they take a selfie in Jodhpur. (Image: PTI)

Foreign tourists smeared with 'gulal' as they take a selfie in Jodhpur. (Image: PTI)

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 People smeared with coloured powder dance during Holi celebrations in Jammu. (Image: AP)

People smeared with coloured powder dance during Holi celebrations in Jammu. (Image: AP)

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 Girls play with coloured powder during Holi festival celebrations in Jammu. (Image: AP)

Girls play with coloured powder during Holi festival celebrations in Jammu. (Image: AP)

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 A couple run for cover as boys spray coloured water on them during the religious festival of Holi inside a temple in Nandgaon village, in the state of Uttar Pradesh. (Image: Reuters)

A couple run for cover as boys spray coloured water on them during the religious festival of Holi inside a temple in Nandgaon village, in the state of Uttar Pradesh. (Image: Reuters)

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 Women smear 'gulal' at each other during Holi celebrations at Ambari in Guwahati. (Image: PTI)

Women smear 'gulal' at each other during Holi celebrations at Ambari in Guwahati. (Image: PTI)

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 A man lights up a colour smoke candle as a procession of Lord Krishna chariot proceeds through a street celebrating Holi, the Hindu festival of colours, in Kolkata. (Image: AP)

A man lights up a colour smoke candle as a procession of Lord Krishna chariot proceeds through a street celebrating Holi, the Hindu festival of colours, in Kolkata. (Image: AP)

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 A man is all smiles during the Holi celebrations inside the Radha Krishna Temple in Nandgaon, Uttar Pradesh. (Image: Subhash Barolia)

A man is all smiles during the Holi celebrations inside the Radha Krishna Temple in Nandgaon, Uttar Pradesh. (Image: Subhash Barolia)

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 Underprivileged children play Holi in Kolkata. (Image: PTI)

Underprivileged children play Holi in Kolkata. (Image: PTI)

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 People celebrate the Holi festival in Mumbai. (Image: PTI)

People celebrate the Holi festival in Mumbai. (Image: PTI)

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 Girls smear coloured powder on each other as they celebrate Holi in Jammu. (Image: AP)

Girls smear coloured powder on each other as they celebrate Holi in Jammu. (Image: AP)

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 People play with coloured powder during Holi festival celebrations in Jammu. (Image: AP)

People play with coloured powder during Holi festival celebrations in Jammu. (Image: AP)

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 Students smear each other's faces with 'gulal' during 'Basanta Utsav' celebration at Dharmanagar, in Tripura. (Image: PTI)

Students smear each other's faces with 'gulal' during 'Basanta Utsav' celebration at Dharmanagar, in Tripura. (Image: PTI)

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 People dance on a street and celebrate Holi, the Hindu festival of colours in Kolkata. (Image: AP)

People dance on a street and celebrate Holi, the Hindu festival of colours in Kolkata. (Image: AP)

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 A student of Rabindra Bharati University reacts as fellow students throw coloured powder in her face during the Holi celebrations inside the university campus in Kolkata. (Image: Reuters)

A student of Rabindra Bharati University reacts as fellow students throw coloured powder in her face during the Holi celebrations inside the university campus in Kolkata. (Image: Reuters)

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 Students of Rabindra Bharati University, with their faces smeared in coloured powder, take a selfie during celebrations for Holi inside the university campus in Kolkata. (Image: Reuters)

Students of Rabindra Bharati University, with their faces smeared in coloured powder, take a selfie during celebrations for Holi inside the university campus in Kolkata. (Image: Reuters)

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 People play with coloured powder during Holi festival celebrations in Jammu. (Image: AP)

People play with coloured powder during Holi festival celebrations in Jammu. (Image: AP)

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 Women apply 'gulal' on each other in Kolkata. (Image: PTI)

Women apply 'gulal' on each other in Kolkata. (Image: PTI)

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 Foreigners enjoy on the occasion of 'Holi festival' celebration in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

Foreigners enjoy on the occasion of 'Holi festival' celebration in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

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 A woman throws coloured powder on others as they join a chariot procession of Lord Krishna celebrating Holi, the Hindu festival of colours, in Kolkata. (Image: AP)

A woman throws coloured powder on others as they join a chariot procession of Lord Krishna celebrating Holi, the Hindu festival of colours, in Kolkata. (Image: AP)

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 Girls smear coloured powder on each other as they celebrate Holi in Jammu. (Image: AP)

Girls smear coloured powder on each other as they celebrate Holi in Jammu. (Image: AP)

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 Students in traditional attires take a selfie as they play holi in Kolkata. (Image: PTI)

Students in traditional attires take a selfie as they play holi in Kolkata. (Image: PTI)

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 Children spray water during Holi festival celebrations in Jammu. (Image: AP)

Children spray water during Holi festival celebrations in Jammu. (Image: AP)

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 A student of Rabindra Bharati University, with his face smeared with coloured powder, reacts as his fellow student throws coloured powder on his face during Holi celebrations inside the university campus in Kolkata. (Image: Reuters)

A student of Rabindra Bharati University, with his face smeared with coloured powder, reacts as his fellow student throws coloured powder on his face during Holi celebrations inside the university campus in Kolkata. (Image: Reuters)

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 People enjoying with colours during Holi celebrations at Sowcarpet area in Chennai. (Image: PTI)

People enjoying with colours during Holi celebrations at Sowcarpet area in Chennai. (Image: PTI)

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 Foreign tourists take part in Holi celebrations in Agra. (Image: PTI)

Foreign tourists take part in Holi celebrations in Agra. (Image: PTI)

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 Children celebrate Holi festival in Vrindavan. (Image: PTI)

Children celebrate Holi festival in Vrindavan. (Image: PTI)

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 Students celebrate Holi festival in Amritsar. (Image: PTI)

Students celebrate Holi festival in Amritsar. (Image: PTI)

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 Foreigners and locals enjoy on the occasion of 'Holi festival' celebration in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

Foreigners and locals enjoy on the occasion of 'Holi festival' celebration in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

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 Girls playing Holi at their college in Allahabad. (Image: PTI)

Girls playing Holi at their college in Allahabad. (Image: PTI)

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 Students play Holi at their college in Guwahati. (Image: PTI)

Students play Holi at their college in Guwahati. (Image: PTI)

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 A man smeared in coloured powder poses during Holi celebrations in Kolkata. (Image: Reuters)

A man smeared in coloured powder poses during Holi celebrations in Kolkata. (Image: Reuters)

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 Students play holi in Kolkata. (Image: PTI)

Students play holi in Kolkata. (Image: PTI)

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 Youths celebrating Holi festival in Lucknow. (Image: PTI)

Youths celebrating Holi festival in Lucknow. (Image: PTI)

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 A young girl during Holi celebrations in Gurugram. (Image: PTI)

A young girl during Holi celebrations in Gurugram. (Image: PTI)

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 A Hindu devotee, smeared in coloured powder, takes a rest on a road during a procession for Holi celebrations in Kolkata. (Image: Reuters)

A Hindu devotee, smeared in coloured powder, takes a rest on a road during a procession for Holi celebrations in Kolkata. (Image: Reuters)