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Overwhelmed with joy of Holi festival

With the throwing of colored powder, Holi has become known as India’s most vivid, joyous festival during spring season. As a festival, Holi has always been about breaking boundaries of Castes. The Legend syas that the Hindu god Lord Krishna was quite mischievous. He complained to his mother Yashoda that he didn’t like his dark blue skin and wanted to be fairer, like the love of his life Radha. Yashoda, who adored her son, suggested he paint Radha’s face any colour he wanted, to make him feel better. So that’s exactly what Krishna did. Krishna and Radha were still madly in love after he did this, so Radha clearly didn’t mind Krishna’s little practical joke. That is why colored powder throws each other during Holi Festival and People overwhelmed with joy such colorful festival in India. In this photo the Subject is overwhelmed and obsessed with joy throwing color to her and she is enjoyed this festival which she expressed her laughing face and close eyes. It is rare moment.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2020
Date Uploaded: 10.2021
Photo Location: Kolkata, India
Camera: NIKON Z 6
Copyright: © apurba Das