India’s unique Holi amidst burning pyres

Lucknow: Holi is a festival of happiness and colors and only days are left for it to arrive. In such a situation, if you are also thinking of going on a trip and that too on this festival, then people go to places like Mathura, Vrindavan, Pushkar where people play Holi with colors, gulal and flowers. But today we will tell you about a place where people play Holi with the ashes of pyre and this is a tradition here and that place is Varanasi.

Why did this tradition start?

It is said that on the day of Rangbhari Ekadashi, Bhole Shankar had performed Gauna of Mother Parvati and brought her to Kashi. Then he had played Holi with Gulal along with everyone, but he could not play Holi with Gulal with ghosts, ghosts and vampires. After this he played Masan Holi with them, since then Chita Bhasma Holi is celebrated.

How do you celebrate this Holi?

Masan Holi is especially celebrated at Manikarnika Ghat in Varanasi, which is the famous cremation ground here. Crowds of people start gathering here since morning. Sadhus and Shiva devotees play Holi with pyre ashes after worshiping Shiva and performing havan.


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