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Enthusiastic gatherings mark Holi across India

Ayodhya, Visakhapatnam, Kullu, Mar.27 : In tune with tradition, people from different walks of life have begun celebrating Holi, the festival of colour, across India. Saffron clad monks and ascetics gathered at the temple city of Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh to shower flower petals on each other as part of Holi celebrations.


Spreading a message of peace and unity, they sang divine songs in remembrance of their Lord Rama, who had taken birth in the same city, as per the Hindu mythology.

"We want to spread the message of unity across the country. We must learn from this colours which gets mixed up with each other. Similarly, we must forget our differences and be united for the progress of India's culture and its development," said Kanhaya Das Ramayani of Ayodhya.

In Visakhapatnam, women termed the occasion as an event of victory of good over the evil.

"The bad and the good get united today. If a person has rivalry with anyone, enmities between the two are removed on this day, as they apply colours to each other. Holi brings people closer to each other," said Sudha Agarwal, a resident of Visakhapatnam.
In Kullu, Himachal Pradesh, people used musical instruments and sang devotional songs and ballads of yore on the festive occasion.

"Before the burning of Holika, we play Holi here for two days ahead of its celebration in other parts of the country. We sing traditional songs in Brij and Awadh dialects (of Hindi language) based on classical ragas here," said Maheshwar Singh, a resident of Kullu.

--ANI (Posted on 27-03-2013)

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