Holi has a unique color in each corner of India. But when it comes to the land of Radha and Krishna, it gets incredible. Let’s unfold the story of Holi in Barsana.
Holi 2020 in Barsana:
Barsana is a village that is 42 kilometers away from district Mathura, Uttar Pradesh. Here it is also known as Lathmaar Holi.
Story behind Lathmaar Holi:
Lord Krishna went to meet Radha, and he received the strikes of sticks by gopis. After that, he was forced to wear Sari and makeup. And then he danced in front of the crowd. So the celebrations in the lands of Radha and Krishna follow the above-explained theme.
See the significance of Holi with Radha and Krishna here…
Lathmaar Holi – Day 1:
Men from the land of Krishna, Nandgaon, come to Barsana, land of Radha. Here women welcome them. But not with colors. Instead, they receive strikes of sticks by the women.
So they come prepared by wearing padded clothes to bear the strikes of sticks. But one way or the other, they get hit. The story doesn’t end here. Men are forced to wear the attire of women and dance in front of the public too.
Lathmaar Holi – Day 2:
On the next day, men of Barsana go to Nandgaon. They throw dry color powder of orange-red shade on women of Nandgaon. In return, women beat them with sticks.
If you want to witness this unique flavor of playing Holi 2020, be in Barsana. And make sure that you don’t get hit.