Holi-Kathmandu Durbar Square celebrates this festival of colors in the grandest way

Holi-Kathmandu Durbar Square celebrates this festival of colors in the grandest way

Posted Mar 18th, 2014 under Culture & Festivals, Photo Essay,

Holi Festival in Kathmandu

Mass gathered at Kathmandu Durbar Square to celebrate Holi

One of the major Hindu festivals, Holi is celebrated with passion and jollity on the full moon day in the month of Falgun which normally falls during the month of March of Gregorian calendar.

Entire country drowns into the festive mood when its holi. Water filled balloons  and the colors occupy the entire atmosphere while people celebrate Holi. Colorful faces drenched with water, wonder everywhere during Holi. Holi welcomes spring season and hence it is also called a spring festival. Even nature seems to rejoice when its time to play Holi. Fields full with crops indicates a good harvesting season and the flowers color the surroundings filling aromatic fragrance in the air.

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Festival celebrated to enjoy the victory of good over evil has several myths. However, the most popular myth is itself a very interesting story. Hiranya Kashyap, a demon king wanted his son Prahlad to be killed as Prahald was one of the biggest devotees of Lord Bishnu. Hiranya Kashyap who considered Bishnu as his biggest enemy was so furious at his son. After several attempts to change his son’s perception he failed and hence he decided to get his own son killed. So he ordered his sister Holika to step in to the burning fire with Prahald in her laps. Holika was privileged with a boon to survive inside the fire. As ordered, Holika entered the fire with Prahald. But, to surprise Holika the most fearsome manifestation of Narasimha emerged from nowhere. Narasimha’s body was of Human and its head was of animal. Holika burnt to ashes and Narasimha tore Hiranyakashyap chest to death and saved Prahald. From then onwards Holi has been observed to celebrate the victory of Lord Bishnu over evil Holika and Hiranya Kashyap as per the Hindu myth.

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To capture the moment of Holi, you have to be the part of it

Kathmandu Durbar Square is the major site of Holi celebration in Nepal. Mass, music, colors and fun, what else would anyone look for when everyone there is celebrating this festival of colors and water in the friendliest mood possible. Here we have a photo gallery on Holi celebrated at Kathmandu Durbar Square and in the streets of Kathmandu.

Holi festival - Nepalese flags and colorful faces

Enthusiastic marketer selling Nepalese flags

Festival of colors - I need to raise up to see whats happening.

I need to raise up to see whats happening.

Holi - Everyone here has come to enjoy

Everyone here has come to enjoy

Got some colors- Time for a short break

Got some colors- Time for a short break

Holi- festival that makes new friends

Holi- festival that makes new friends

We have got the looks dude! Colorful faces at Holi festival in Kathmandu

We have got the looks dude!

Crazy mass thronging in Holi at Basantapur

Crazy mass thronging in

Everyone is beautifully colored so why not us? Tourists love the colorful festival of holi

Everyone is beautifully colored so why not us?

Japanese students enjoying Holi

Japanese students enjoying Holi

Hit the music and move your colorful body

Hit the music and move your colorful body

Originally we wore white shirts - all colored at Holi

Originally we wore white shirts

Backstage is also full of fun - musical program at holi in kathmandu durbar square

Backstage is also full of fun

Singing with the celeb at Holi festival

Singing with the celeb

Let me capture a moment of Holi!

Let me capture a moment of Holi!

Colors fill the air during holi festival in Nepal

Colors fill the air

Colors, music, water and dance- WOW Holi

Colors, music, water and dance- WOW Holi

Ocean of people- a rare view during holi

Ocean of people- a rare view

Nepali or foreigner- Everyone celebrates Holi

Nepali or foreigner- Everyone celebrates Holi

A view at Kathmandu Durbar Square during Holi

A view at Kathmandu Durbar Square

Hindu lady offering prayers at KTM Durbar Square

Hindu lady offering prayers at KTM Durbar Square

Colorful ride can be more fun

Colorful ride can be more fun

pretty faces of Holi

Few pretty faces of Holi

Both signs do make friends - travelers enjoying holi festival in Nepal

Both signs do make friends

Triangular Nepalese flags rises in the mass at Basatanpur during Holi festival

Triangular Nepalese flags rises in the mass

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