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Holi 2023: Women celebrate Lathmar Holi in UP's Nandgaon | In pics

Published on Mar 06, 2023 08:41 AM IST

Lathmar Holi is a celebration in which women playfully beat men with lathis (wooden sticks) in the towns of Barsana and Nandgaon in Uttar Pradesh. The twin towns of Nandgaon and Barsana are about 115 kilometres from New Delhi.

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Women of Barsana beating men of Nandgaon with sticks during Lathmar Holi celebration.(ANI) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Mar 06, 2023 08:41 AM IST

Women of Barsana beating men of Nandgaon with sticks during Lathmar Holi celebration.(ANI)

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Hundreds of women in Nandgaon celebrated Holi by playfully hitting men with wooden sticks in response to their teasing as part of a ritual.(PTI) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Mar 06, 2023 08:41 AM IST

Hundreds of women in Nandgaon celebrated Holi by playfully hitting men with wooden sticks in response to their teasing as part of a ritual.(PTI)

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The "Lathmar Holi” (Stick Holi) festival attracts visitors from around the world in large numbers to experience the celebrations, which are a symbol of India’s cultural heritage. (AP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Mar 06, 2023 08:41 AM IST

The "Lathmar Holi” (Stick Holi) festival attracts visitors from around the world in large numbers to experience the celebrations, which are a symbol of India’s cultural heritage. (AP)

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Men wear turbans and hold shields above their heads to protect themselves from women who are hitting them in the mock battle.(AP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Men wear turbans and hold shields above their heads to protect themselves from women who are hitting them in the mock battle.(AP)

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In most parts of the country, the holiday will be celebrated on Wednesday, turning the streets and lanes into playgrounds with people of all faiths joining the festivities. They also include water balloons and squirt guns.(AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Mar 06, 2023 08:41 AM IST

In most parts of the country, the holiday will be celebrated on Wednesday, turning the streets and lanes into playgrounds with people of all faiths joining the festivities. They also include water balloons and squirt guns.(AFP)

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Devotees smeared in coloured powder.(REUTERS) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Devotees smeared in coloured powder.(REUTERS)

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Men from Barsana village smeared with colours play Holi.(AP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Mar 06, 2023 08:41 AM IST

Men from Barsana village smeared with colours play Holi.(AP)

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