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Lathmaar Holi

Lathmaar Holi, a festival of colours but celebrated by beating men with the sticks. Lathmaar Holi is the traditional style of celebrating Holi in which women beat men with the sticks. Men from other village come to Nandgaon to flirt with the women and women beat them with the sticks until they apologise for their behaviour. Women of Nandgaon beating men to celebrate Lathmaar Holi in Nandgaon village, Mathura district of Uttar Pradesh in India on February 25th, 2018

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 02.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: Mathura, India
Camera: NIKON D7200
Copyright: © Javed Sultan