|Holi and Kodak moments with family|
I had one question on my mind on the eve of Holi celebration. So I looked up for a city with history of crazy Holi celebrations. Everything pointed me to one city.
. It is among the 7 holiest cities in Mathura . It is most important to the Hindus because it is the birthplace of Lord Krishna. Sprawled along the bank of Yamuna river, this city is a Hindu heritage site with scores of temples and important religious sites. This old city still retains its old world’s charm. Old buildings with interesting windows, monkeys, cows and old shops all intrigued me enough for an exciting trip. Though I was not new to such setting, this one was special. India
It is no different when it comes to Holi celebration. The city dwellers are crazy about Holi. You just have to see the photos to believe. I got on the bus to Mathura at Sarai Kale Khan Bus stand and after 4 hours I was there. People here are so camera friendly so you don't have to ask anyone to pose for you. They'll just do it on their own.
|A religious ritual of throwing ghee into the fire was conducted at Dwarkadhish Temple by the priest on the eve of Holi. After the priest had repeatedly done that people rushed in to get the ashes as they considered it sacred.|
|As I walked down the old street of Mathura I was amazed by the jovial-festive mood. Everyone you turned to seemed to have no worries. It seemed to me that the street was even lit better because of the happiness emanating from people's faces.|
|'So what if you can't see your face for a day?' was what they seemed to be conveying me as I viewed through my viewfinder.|
|A drummer boy beating to the beat of Holi. Let the spirit of Holi unleash!|
Location: Uttar Pradesh
How to Reach: Take a Bus from Sarai Kale Khan Bus Stand