India erupts in colors as Hindus celebrate Holi

Playful battles of colour were witnessed among adults and children as the Hindu community celebrated the festival of colours on Wednesday

Revellers spray coloured powder and water at each other and dance as well as distribute candies during the celebrations.

The Hindu citizens of Karachi had also chalked out elaborate programmes for the ensuing celebrations that literally turned Holi into a "Festival of Colors", with people throwing colored powder and sprinkling colored water on each other. However, Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal didn't celebrate Holi in the wake of Pulwama terror attack.

Like every festival and important ceremony celebration in India, Holika Dahan is the time of the festival when people come together to seek blessings from the Supreme One.

Esha Deol also took to Twitter and wished her fans a very Happy Holi. Wishing you a blessed Holi!

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Prime Minister Imran Khan also extended his wishes to the Hindu community on Wednesday. Holi is also known as the festival of colours or the festival of love. Happy Holi to all of you! "On the happy occasion of Holi, let us spread the wonderful massage of peace and happiness".

This year, the Pakistan Hindu Council (PHC) unanimously passed a resolution against Indian aggression and vowed to support the courageous Pakistan Army in defending the motherland. "This festival of happiness shows the colour of our unity and compassion", he wrote.

In the "Masaan Holi" celebrated in Varanasi (video above), revellers mix ashes retrieved from burning human corpses and the dry Holi colours called "gulaal" and smear it on one another other.

The ancient Hindu festival marks the welcoming of spring and a celebration of the triumph of good over evil.

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