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Holi festival celebrated

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Holi festival celebrated
Students of Dhaka University celebrate Holi festival (the festival of colour) at Fine Arts faculty of DU yesterday marking Dole Puja, a religious event of the Hindu community. Focus Bangla Photo

Hundreds of Hindu community members yesterday celebrated Holi, a religious festival of colours, across the country with much enthusiasm and religious fervor, reports BSS.

The festival signifies the victory of good over evil, the arrival of spring, end of winter, and for many a festive day to meet others, play and laugh, forget and forgive, and repair broken relationships, and is also celebrated as a thanksgiving for a good harvest.

The festival, also known as Dol Purnima (full moon day), began in the morning and continued till afternoon. It also lasts for two days starting on the Purnima in several parts of the country.

As a ritual in celebration of the festival, the devotees visited the shrines, temples and offer colours (abir) at the feet of Idol of the God Sri Krishna and Goddess Sri Radhika.

Abir Khela, a significant part of the festival, means throwing of abir, a kind of perfumed and pink coloured powder and different other colorful powders by revelers on each other making festival-goers coated in colour to make the extravaganza enthusiastic. In accordance with mythology, Dol Purnima, also known as Dol Jatra or Holi, is regarded as the festival of the believers of Boishnobism.

 

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