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03/27/2013

PHOTO: Colourful Holi celebrations in India

Holi

Hindu devotees play with colour during Holi celebrations at the Banke Bihari temple on Wednesday in Vrindavan, India. Holi draws its roots from a legend of Radha and the Hindu God Krishna. It is believed that young Krishna was jealous of Radha's fair complexion since he himself was very dark. After questioning his mother Yashoda on the darkness of his complexion, Yashoda, teasingly asked him to colour Radha's face in whichever colour he wanted. In a mischievous mood, Krishna applied colour to Radha's face. The tradition of applying color to one's beloved is being religiously followed to this day. (Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)


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