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The first style of Holi is quite violent and rather one of its kind how a festivals starts with such act and women beating men with lathis (wooden sticks). Story behind celebration of Lathmar Holi started when Lord Krishna visited Barsana to meet Radha for Holi and teased her and her friends a lot. The ladies got a little offended and decided to teach Krishna a lesson and chased him away by beating him with sticks. So now men from Krishna’s village Nandgaon visit Barsana on this day and get beaten up and chased by the women here.
While the festival of Holi is still some days away, the towns of Barsana and Nandgaon have already smeared themselves in the colours of Lathmar Holi.
What literally translates to a festival of sticks and colours–Lathmar Holi lives up to every bit of its name.
It will not be wrong to say that Lathmar Holi festivities in the towns of Barsana and Nandgaon, located near Mathura in Uttar Pradesh, are the highlights for the towns that are said to be associated with a Hindu legend related to Lord Krishna and Radha.

Shree Ji Barsana Mandal Trust (SJBMT)

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