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'Lathmar Holi' Celebrations in UP's Barsana, Nandgaon Villages

India | Associated Press | March 1, 2018, 7:50 pm
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 Hindu devotees take part in the religious festival of Lathmar Holi, where women beat the men with sticks, in the town of Barsana in the Uttar Pradesh region of India. (Image: Reuters)

Hindu devotees take part in the religious festival of Lathmar Holi, where women beat the men with sticks, in the town of Barsana in the Uttar Pradesh region of India. (Image: Reuters)

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 A woman from Barsana village beat a villager from Nandgoan with a wooden stick as he teases her during Lathmar holi festival celebrations, at the legendary hometown of Radha, consort of Hindu God Krishna, in Barsana. (Image: AP)

A woman from Barsana village beat a villager from Nandgoan with a wooden stick as he teases her during Lathmar holi festival celebrations, at the legendary hometown of Radha, consort of Hindu God Krishna, in Barsana. (Image: AP)

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 Men shield themselves from women playfully beating them with bamboo sticks during

Men shield themselves from women playfully beating them with bamboo sticks during "Lathmar Holi" in Nandgaon village, in the state of Uttar Pradesh. (Image: Reuters)

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 A woman from Barsana village beat a villager from Nandgoan with a wooden stick during Lathmar holi festival celebrations, at the legendary hometown of Radha, consort of Hindu God Krishna, in Barsana. (Image: AP)

A woman from Barsana village beat a villager from Nandgoan with a wooden stick during Lathmar holi festival celebrations, at the legendary hometown of Radha, consort of Hindu God Krishna, in Barsana. (Image: AP)

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 Hindu devotees take part in the religious festival of Lathmar Holi, where women beat the men with sticks, in the town of Barsana in the Uttar Pradesh region of India. (Image: Reuters)

Hindu devotees take part in the religious festival of Lathmar Holi, where women beat the men with sticks, in the town of Barsana in the Uttar Pradesh region of India. (Image: Reuters)

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 A Hindu holy man gestures inside the Ladali or Radha temple, before the procession for the Lathmar Holi festival, the legendary hometown of Radha, consort of Hindu God Krishna, in Barsana. (Image: AP)

A Hindu holy man gestures inside the Ladali or Radha temple, before the procession for the Lathmar Holi festival, the legendary hometown of Radha, consort of Hindu God Krishna, in Barsana. (Image: AP)

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 A man throws coloured water as he celebrates

A man throws coloured water as he celebrates "Lathmar Holi" at Nandgaon, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. (Image: Reuters)

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 Onlookers try to protect themselves as an Indian woman from Barsana village lift wooden sticks to beat a villager from Nandgoan during Lathmar holi festival celebrations, at the legendary hometown of Radha, consort of Hindu God Krishna, in Barsana. (Image: AP)

Onlookers try to protect themselves as an Indian woman from Barsana village lift wooden sticks to beat a villager from Nandgoan during Lathmar holi festival celebrations, at the legendary hometown of Radha, consort of Hindu God Krishna, in Barsana. (Image: AP)

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 Hindu devotees take part in the religious festival of Holi inside a temple in Nandgaon village, in the state of Uttar Pradesh. (Image: Reuters)

Hindu devotees take part in the religious festival of Holi inside a temple in Nandgaon village, in the state of Uttar Pradesh. (Image: Reuters)

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 Indian women from Barsana village beat a villager from Nandgoan with a wooden sticks during Lathmar holi festival celebrations, at the legendary hometown of Radha, consort of Hindu God Krishna, in Barsana. (Image: AP)

Indian women from Barsana village beat a villager from Nandgoan with a wooden sticks during Lathmar holi festival celebrations, at the legendary hometown of Radha, consort of Hindu God Krishna, in Barsana. (Image: AP)

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 Hindu devotees take part in the religious festival of Holi inside a temple in Nandgaon village, in the state of Uttar Pradesh. (Image: Reuters)

Hindu devotees take part in the religious festival of Holi inside a temple in Nandgaon village, in the state of Uttar Pradesh. (Image: Reuters)

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 Hindu devotees climb stairs toward the Ladali or Radha temple, before the procession for the Lathmar Holi festival, the legendary hometown of Radha, consort of Hindu God Krishna, in Barsana. (Image: AP)

Hindu devotees climb stairs toward the Ladali or Radha temple, before the procession for the Lathmar Holi festival, the legendary hometown of Radha, consort of Hindu God Krishna, in Barsana. (Image: AP)

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 A woman from Barsana village beat a villager from Nandgoan with a wooden stick during Lathmar holi festival celebrations, at the legendary hometown of Radha, consort of Hindu God Krishna, in Barsana. (Image: AP)

A woman from Barsana village beat a villager from Nandgoan with a wooden stick during Lathmar holi festival celebrations, at the legendary hometown of Radha, consort of Hindu God Krishna, in Barsana. (Image: AP)

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 A Hindu devotee watches the religious festival of Lathmar Holi, where women beat the men with sticks, in the town of Barsana in the Uttar Pradesh region of India. (Image: Reuters)

A Hindu devotee watches the religious festival of Lathmar Holi, where women beat the men with sticks, in the town of Barsana in the Uttar Pradesh region of India. (Image: Reuters)

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 Indian women from Barsana village beat villagers from Nandgoan with a wooden sticks during Lathmar holi festival celebrations, at the legendary hometown of Radha, consort of Hindu God Krishna, in Barsana. (Image: AP)

Indian women from Barsana village beat villagers from Nandgoan with a wooden sticks during Lathmar holi festival celebrations, at the legendary hometown of Radha, consort of Hindu God Krishna, in Barsana. (Image: AP)

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