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Holi 2023: Women and men engage in ritual, colourful battle
06/03/2023 02:46 PM | Click to read full article
Hundreds of women in two north Indian towns have celebrated Holi, the Hindu festival of colours, by playfully hitting men with wooden sticks in response to their “teasing” as part of a ritual. The women were from Nandgaon, the legendary hometown of Krishna, and the men were from Radha’s hometown of Barsana – twin towns about 115km (70 miles) south of the capital New Delhi. Some men were caught by women and made to dress like them.