A picture is worth a thousand words. A video is worth a million.
“Lathmar” translates to “hitting with sticks”, and “holi” is the name of a popular Indian festival. Lathmar holi is that form of holi festival celebration in which people beat each other with sticks.
Lathmar holi 2018 is celebrated in Barsana and Nandgaon, near Mathura. There is a story behind this celebration. It goes like this:
Once upon a time, Lord Krishna (eighth avatar of Lord Vishnu), visited Barsana and teased Radha. Radha’s friends were not too pleased by this and chased him away with sticks.
To commemorate this day in life of Lord Krishna, men go from Nandgaon to Barsana where women beat them with sticks. This day is thus celebrated as Lathmar holi.
Lathmar Holi 2018 cannot be just explained in words. You have to see it to believe it.
Lathmar Holi 2018 Best Videos
If I had to explain what Lathmar Holi 2018 is, to friends who have never heard of it, then these videos would make them absolute experts on this matter. For those who know and are planning to visit Barsana or Nandgaon on 24th or 25th Feb 2018 (as these are the dates for Lathmar Holi 2018), then you can watch these videos first to know what to expect.
This aptly titled Violent Indian festival of Lathmar holi
These sticks are huge!!
This beautiful song and dance on Lathmar Holi 2018 is a treat.
They don’t call it festival of colors for nothing. Check out this Nand gaon holi
In other states, people get creative. See how holi was celebrated in Haryana with wet cloth and sticks
Amid all that stick beating, Lathmar Holi 2018 still brings out beautiful emotions and love
If you want to visit Barsana Lathmar Holi 2018 then you should be ready to face THIS MASSIVE CROWD!
But at the end of the day… it’s not violence, its’ a celebration of love.
And thank you Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar for giving us this beautiful Lathmar Holi 2018 song.