12th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Culture and the Arts
Holi Festival

Villagers from Nandgaon throw colored water on the villagers from Barsana as they arrive at the Nandagram temple famous for Lord Krishna and his brother Balram, during Lathmar holy festival, in Nandgaon 120 kilometers ( 75 miles) from New Delhi, India. During Lathmar Holi the women of Nandgaon, the hometown of Krishna, beat the men from Barsana , the legendary hometown of Radha, consort of Hindu God Krishna , with wooden sticks in response to their teasing as they depart the town.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2013
Date Uploaded: 11.2014
Photo Location: Nandgaon, India
Camera: Canon EOS 500D
Copyright: © Rajat Gupta