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The Vibrance of Holi 2017

March 12, 2017: Evening Holika Puja Preparations On

Holi Puja (a Bonfire) preparations on. Our artist Akanksha introduced us to it. Handmade Cow dung cakes are broken in 4 parts. Each part is grilled in the Center to make a hole. A rope is passed through 5 (an auspicious number in Hinduism) such pieces to make 2 garlands as shown in tile 6. Thry are kept in a large mixing dish for burning later. A rangoli (a Colorful geometrical formation with dry Colors) is made around the dish as shown.
Holi, Dhulendi, March 2017

March 12, 2017: Holika Puja in the Evening

And the final lap of Holi Puja performed and wrapped! Fire is burnt with the cow dung cakes, as Havana. Holi Sweets, Water, and Gulal (Color Powder) are used to pray. After prayer, you go round the fire some 5 times. This is followed by coloring each other with the gulal and marking the set off of Holi (Dhulendi).

Water colors and dry color smearing one each other, dancing, having sweets, and hugging are the highlights of this stunning frenzy filled community festival called Holi (Dhulendi) in India. 


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