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Men enjoying Holi Festival

A group of young men flooded with color enjoy Holi Festival in Nandgaon. According to a tradition that has its roots in Hindu mythology, men from Barsana are soaked in coloured water by men and beaten with sticks by women as they arrive at Nandgaon, Lord Krishna’s village.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2014
Date Uploaded: 11.2014
Photo Location: Nandgaon, Uttar Pradesh, India
Camera: NIKON D800
Copyright: © María Ibáñez