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City plays boisterous, colourful Holi

STREETS AND colonies of Indore were drenched in a riot of colours on the occasion of Holi yesterday. Celebrations began after ?Holika Dahan? on the night of March 15. The holy fire was burnt and worshipped in every colony and residential area in the City.

india Updated: Mar 17, 2006 13:08 IST

STREETS AND colonies of Indore were drenched in a riot of colours on the occasion of Holi yesterday. Celebrations began after ‘Holika Dahan’ on the night of March 15. The holy fire was burnt and worshipped in every colony and residential area in the City.

While elder people played Holi with herbal and dry colours youth engaged themselves in playing Holi in coloured water. Some people partied at homes while some had fun roaming around the City and visiting friends. Groups of boys with faces and body coloured in red, blue, black, silver, green and pink colours hit the roads singing Holi songs and colouring each other.

Examination time did not prevent the festival from being celebrated in hostels in Bhanwarkua and Anand Bazaar area. Some students tried to stay away from Holi by hiding in their homes, but did not get any respite from their friends who were brimming with festive mood.

Many religious, social organisations and rehwasi sanghs carried out Holi processions with band, flowers, colours and music. This Holi various people preferred dry colours because of the scarcity of water. Processions in Malharganj and Bada Ganpati area contained elephants, horses

and camels walking with the crowd of coloured faces and joyful people. The children in the rallies were dressed as Radha-Krishna. Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) took out a rally from Siyaganj to Rajwada and urged people to save water and play Holi with dry colours. As always ‘Gulaal’, was the favourite among elders who put a ‘tilak’ on each other’s forehead.

There was low excitement toward the festival in some posh colonies of the City. Apart from some incidents of violence and arguments Indoreans had a happy Holi otherwise.

First Published: Mar 17, 2006 13:08 IST