Are you confused about Lathmar Holi 2018? Well, do not worry because Lathmar Holi in Barsana and Nandgaon will provide some great insights to your confusion. Every year, I watch these people who live nearby getting beaten by the ladies of their house and I ask myself why dude why? Although, they are all happy and gay I have always wanted to know the reason behind this so funny beat the guy out tradition. I researched about it and found that this festival is actually celebrated because of this age-old tradition. Hence, for all those who have been searching the answer as to why is LathMar Holi celebrated, we have a brief explanation for all of you.
The celebration of LathMar Holi in Barsana will start from 4 pm onwards on the 25th of February. The timings are tentative so you are requested to reach your residing place before noon because of traffic bro!
The Lath Mar Holi dates back to the times when Shri Krishna lived in the beautiful village of Nandgaon. Being a mischievous soul, he would tease all the Gopis and his beloved Radha on the festival of Holi and would throw colors and water on them.He would actually visit Radha Rani’s village in Barsana to tame them on holi. Offended by this playful deed, Radha Rani would run behind him and his friends with a Lathi to drive them out of their village.
Seems so funny yet cute, isn’t it? Well, if you also want to take up the get up of Shri Krishna or perhaps want to see the magic that the people of these two villages create, you certainly need to visit there once. The Lathmar Holi will be celebrated in Barsana on the 24th of February and in Nandgaon on the 25th of February. Care to take a tour? Do not worry, we are here to plan out everything from the date to the do’s and don’ts for you.
Similarly, the date for the LathMar Holi in Rajasthan is also being eyed upon a lot because of the fact that it is no less in incredibility. One part of the Braj district is actually located in over here too. So, the LathMar Holi fever is alive here too. The name of the village is Bharatpur.
Now, if you are in Delhi or somewhere near to the state of Uttar Pradesh, you can perhaps deck up right now and travel by your car or take a cab to Mathura Vrindavan! Remember to book a hotel there in advance because this festival is quite a tourist attraction. If you do not want to travel during the night, there is nothing to worry at all. You can gear up for the Lath mar Holi in Nandgaon which happens to fall on the 25th of February, so yeah you get one day to brace yourself for being a witness to the crazy Lathmar Holi crowd.
FUN FACT – A song “ Tu lath mar” from the famous Akshay Kumar starrer movie Toilet actually depicts the fun and frolic of this festival.
In the end, we would like to tell you to please take care of yourself and perhaps watch all the on goings from a very safe distance. Please do not visit the place alone but in groups or at least with someone you feel safe with. While the ladies of the village might be comfortable with all the color and fight, you maybe not. So, let’s not make the Lath mar Holi any serious and be or play at a safer distance from the crowd.