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  Dol / Holi - Festival of Colours  
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Holi/Dol In Mathura and Santiniketan
In Mathura the Holi celebrations are in full swing where LORD KRISHNA is offered prayers, devotional songs are sung, men and women play with 'aabir '( coloured powder) whereas Santiniketan, the abode of Tagore celebrates Dol in a unique way. Dol in Santiniketan welcomes the season 'Basanta' with music and dances and early morning 'Path' (reading of scriptures).
To welcome the Festival of Colours, young girls are seen in yellow saris and garlands of bright orange 'Palash' flowers whereas boys are seen in white with yellow turbans.

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They perform dances all around the 'ashram' to the songs of Tagore's 'Khol Dar Khol'. It is a spectacular spectacle to see the combination of blue firmament, golden sunshine with 'Palash' trees full of bright orange flowers and young students dressed in yellow and orange and bright colours of 'aabir' being flung in the air mingled with its smell. Truly Gurudev had a wonderful way of welcoming the Spring. Holi is celebrated on the day following the full moon in March every year. Celebrating the onset of Spring, Holi has immense importance in India both for its religious as well as social reasons. Myths specify that Dol Utsav or Holi has its roots in the eternal love of Radha and Krishna. It extends over a period of 16 days celebration in Mathura-Vrindavan, the abode of Lord krishna.

 
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Holi is a unique festival. Spring waves its magic wand of colours and nature is replenished with colourful flowers; men too addicted to the natural beauty rejoice in its surroundings by celebrating the Holi festival with different types of colours.

 
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Days prior to the festival of colours, markets are filled with mounds of different types of colours. They may be gulal or abeer, packeted synthetic colours and baloons filled with coloured water.
It is a colourful spectacle to see huge heaps of dazzling red, magenta, pink, green and blue every where on the road.
Years ago Holi colours were prepared at home from the flowers of the 'tesu' tree. This tree is also known as 'the flame of the forest' or 'palash'. The colours were healthy and were good for the skin.

 
 
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