[PHOTOS] Holika-Dahan in Udaipur
As the sun end his journey and set to rise in another world, a flame of faith and rightness was ignited in India, the nation is celebrating Holi today.
Decorated with stripes of colors, wood known as semal was erected
As the sun ended his journey and was set to rise in another world, a flame of faith and rightness was ignited in India, the nation is celebrating Holi today.
Decorated with stripes of colors, Semal tree was erected and torched to commemorate the triumph of truth over lie, good over evil and faith over disbelief. Holika-Dahan took place, the overjoyed devotees revolved around the burning pyre to demonstrate the preeminence of devotion.
Sounds of firecrackers was clearly audible from everywhere. This was a night before Dhulendi – a day dedicated to colors where people will put colors on each other to wish a colorful life.
One of the most popular places to witness the Holika Dahan ritual is Jagdish Chowk near Jagdish Temple. This year there were special preparations for Holi.
Here are few exclusive photos of Holika Dahan at Jagdish Chowk.
Another historical place which is named after holi festival is Badi-Holi, located inside the old city area, has biggest and tallest holika-dahan since the time of Maharana Fateh Singh. To continue the legacy, people of badi-holi continue their traditions passed on by generations.
Udaipur’s bazaar was jammed with shoppers, mostly people from nearby villages who reached here early in the morning for their festive shopping program. Gulal, Pichkari, sweets, firecrackers and new clothes…there are so many things in the list.
Hundreds and thousands of people from villages near Udaipur were caught busy shopping for Holi. Check out the series of exclusive photo collection by Sayeed Ahmed.