Holi is a Hindu spring festival celebrated in India and Nepal, also known as the "festival of colours" or the "festival of love". For Kolis (fishing community) it is a time to parade their best. All the coastal villages in Mumbai celebrate it in their unique fashion. This image is from 'Vesave' or 'Versova' a fishing community village in Andheri, a Mumbai suburb. Holi was celebrated on 12th and 13th March 2017. The 1st day is celebrated as Holika dahan signifying the victory of good over evil. Holika was a demoness in Hindu Vedic scriptures, who was burnt to death with the help of God Vishnu.The story of Holika dahan signifies the triumph of good over evil. I shall post a pic a day over the next few days to show how it is celebrated by the Kolis.
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