After two years of lull, India celebrates Holi with much fervour

Updated: Mar 18, 2022, 10:59 PM(IST)

People across India celebrate Holi—the festival of colours—on Friday after two years of muted celebrations due to Covid.

As cases began to dip, thousands of people gathered in the streets to mark the Hindu festival with much fervour. This year, Holi celebrations took place without major COVID-19 restrictions in India.

 

Festival of colours

Revellers celebrate the Hindu spring festival of Holi at the Swaminarayan Kalupur Temple in Ahmedabad on March 18, 2022.

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Festive fervour

A reveller smeared in coloured powder celebrates the Hindu spring festival of Holi in Mumbai on March 18, 2022.

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Dancing to the tunes of God

An artist dressed as Lord Krishna dances with revellers as they celebrate the Hindu spring festival of Holi at a Temple in Amritsar on March 18, 2022.

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Celebrations begin

Revellers smeared in coloured powder celebrate the Hindu spring festival of Holi in Guwahati on March 18, 2022.

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Engrossed in celebrations

Revellers smeared in coloured powder celebrate the Hindu spring festival of Holi outside a temple in Howrah district, near Kolkata on March 18, 2022.

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Paying respects to deity

Priests perform rituals while offering special prayers on the occasion of Gaura Purnima and Holi festival at ISKCON temple in Bengaluru on Friday, March 18.

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Drenched in colours

People play with colours, in celebration of the festival of Holi in South Dinajpur, West Bengal, Friday, March 18, 2022.

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Arrival of spring

Revellers celebrate the Hindu spring festival of Holi in Allahabad on March 18, 2022.

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Colour riot

People play with colours and water on the occasion of the Holi festival, in Uttar Pradesh's Prayagraj on Friday.

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In festive mood

People spray coloured water on each other, in celebration of the festival of Holi in Chennai, Friday, March 18, 2022.

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