17 April 2012

Holi (We Are Variable)

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Holi ~ in slow motion. Having lived through Holi in Nepal, this is a gorgeous, dream-like dip into the fervor and excitement of the festival. By Variable.

Holi, a Hindu festival from about the 7th Century, lasts about two days and lowers (but does not remove completely) the strictness of social norms, which includes gaps between age, gender, status, and caste. Together, the rich and poor, women and men, enjoy each other’s presence on this joyous day. No one expects polite behavior; as a result, the atmosphere is filled with excitement, fun and joy. ... Red signifies the colour of passion and Lord Krishna is the king of desires. The ritual signified that all desires should be diverted for the attainment of Krishna and for the well being of society. (Wikipedia)


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