Holi is one of the most popular festival of joy, happiness, love and colours in India. People from across the nation thronged the Banke Bihari Temple in Vrindavan to offer prayers on the occasion of Holi.
Devotees stood in queues with colours and sweets to get a glimpse of the deity while priests at the temple were playfully throwing colours on everyone gathered in the Temple.
The Holi celebration in Vrindavan is world-famous and attracts devotees from across the globe. The name of this temple is derived from Shri Krishna’s standing posture.
In this temple, the deity stands in the Tribhanga position, and hence he is referred to as Banke (bent) Bihari (enjoyer). The Holi festivities in Banke Bihari Temple begin almost 40 days before the festival’s actual day. The festival begins from the arrival of Basant Panchami. ‘Gulal’ is tossed into the air by the priests on devotees.