Celebrated in the month of Phalgun (February-March), Holi is celebrated to signify the triumph of good over evil. Throwing colours and spraying water on each other. However, Holi is special in Mathura as it was also a favourite with Lord Krishna. Holi celebrations continue for a week in Mathura. Barsana is also renowned for the way Holi is played here. It is called Lathmaar Holi. men from Nandgaon come to play Holi with girls of Barsana and hope of raising their flag over Shri Radhikaji’s temple. Barsana women go all out to stop them even using staffs to thwart them. A day later, it is the turn of Barsana men. They invade Nandgaon and drench Nandgaon womenfolk in colours only to be beaten back by the women.
Timings for Holi Festival in Mathura
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