Holi festival fills all the people with new energy and enthusiasm all over India. You must have often heard about Holi being played with flowers and colours.
But do you know that there are some places in India where Holi festival is celebrated even without colors and flowers.
Let us know about the strange ways of celebrating Holi.
In the Malwa district of Madhya Pradesh, the festival of Holi is celebrated with coals instead of colors and flowers. On this day people kill each other by throwing coals.
The traditions of tribals are quite unique. On the day of Holi, people of the Bhil tribal community of Madhya Pradesh paint each other with colors and sing and dance in search of their life partners.
If a person dies on a festival, then that festival is not celebrated. People of the Chowatiya Joshi caste of Pushkaran Brahmins of Rajasthan mourn Holi because someone had died here on this day.
The very unique tradition of walking on the ashes after Holika Dahan is being followed till today in Banswara, Rajasthan. Here Holi of colors is played only after doing this.
Holi is played by throwing stones at each other in Banswara, Rajasthan. This Holi can prove to be very dangerous. This tradition of playing Holi is also very strange.
In Shahjahanpur, located in UP, the tradition that has been going on since the time of the British is followed even today. On this day, there is a tradition of putting Lat Saheb's effigy on a buffalo and hitting it with shoes.
You will be surprised to know that Holi is played with the ashes of pyre at Manikarnika Ghat in Varanasi. It is also called Holi with the ashes of Masan.