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

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

  2. wow bhavna I love all the colour, very inspiring blog

  3. Hi acaligurl! Glad you enjoy the posts 🙂

    Thanks Su Ling! 🙂

  4. 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 😉

  5. Thank you Dale! 🙂

    Chocolate Bunnies…YUM! Happy to know you and family too had a festive time Melissa! 🙂

  6. Thanks Sas…that is such a lovely note! And its special all the more to come from you 🙂

  7. 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!

  8. wow…. the colours!

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

  10. very colourful, tks for sharing

  11. 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. 🙂

  12. 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

  13. what a beautiful blog – I shall add a link from mine – Dale

  14. Sas

    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

  15. 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! 🙂

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