Staff Reporter GUWAHATI, March 22 - Holi, the festival of colours, was celebrated with traditional gaiety and enthusiasm across the State along with the rest of the country on Thursday. The celebrations continued today as well.
Holi revellers at Fancy Bazar in Guwahati. – AT Photo
Regarded as a harbinger of Spring, the festivities also signify the victory of good over evil.
The city had its fair share of the celebrations, with people smearing one another with vibrant colours, exchanging greetings and savouring sweets on the occasion. Many revellers hit the streets with gusto, singing and dancing.
Children were among those who celebrated the occasion to the core. Groups of children running around with sprinklers and water balloons heightened the sense of celebrations. Many people visited temples and shrines on the occasion.
The Hare Krishna Movement, Guwahati, organised the Gaura Purnima and Doul Utsav celebrations at the Airport Authority India residential colony sports club to mark the occasion.
The celebrations drew people from AAI and Metrological department, besides many devotees from various walks of life who sought the blessings of Sri Sri Nitai Gaura Sundar. Hundreds of students from IIT Guwahati, NIT Agartala and NIT Silchar also joined the festivities.
The event marked the appearance of Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, the most munificent incarnation of Lord Krishna.
The organisers made special arrangements to distribute free ‘prasadam’ among all the visitors.