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Mathura Vrindavan Holi 2023 - All you need to know | Important Dates

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Holi is a vibrant and joyous festival celebrated all across India, and it holds a special significance in the holy town of Mathura and Vrindavan. Located in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, Mathura is the birthplace of Lord Krishna and is considered one of the holiest places in Hinduism. The festival of Holi is celebrated with great fervour in Mathura and Vrindavan, with devotees flocking to the town from all over the country and different parts of the world to participate and immerse themselves in the celebrations. This annual festival is a celebration of the victory of good over evil and the arrival of spring, and it is marked by the throwing of coloured powders and the singing and dancing of traditional folk songs.

Significance of Mathura-Vrindavan Holi

There are countless folklores and fables knitted along the lines of holi in Vrindavan & Mathura, though there are some stories which transcend through a wider section of tourists and locals alike. It is said that when Krishna was young, he cribbed to his mother about Radha (his friend) being fair while Krishna himself was dark-complexioned. His mother (Yashoda) suggested him to colour Radha with colours in a playful manner. Over the years, Krishna from his village Nandgaon used to go to Barsana (Radha’s village) to colour Radha and other Gopis. They also used to playfully beat him with sticks. And hence the tradition evolved.