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Lathmar Holi in Barsana and NandGaon
The first style of Holi is quite violent and rather one of its kind how a festivals starts with such act and women beating men with lathis (wooden sticks).
Story behind celebration of Lathmar Holi started when Lord Krishna visited Barsana to meet Radha for Holi and teased her and her friends a lot. The ladies got a little offended and decided to teach Krishna a lesson and chased him away by beating him with sticks. So now men from Krishna’s village Nandgaon visit Barsana on this day and get beaten up and chased by the women here.
This year’s Lathmar Holi to be celebrated in Barsana and Nandgaon is from 5th to 8th March.