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India celebrates Lathmar Holi: The day women beat up men for teasing!

March 22, 2013, 12:40 pm
  • India celebrates Lathmar Holi: The day women beat up men for teasing!
  • People of Nangaon throw colored water on each other as they sit on the floor during prayers at the Ladali or Radha temple before the procession for the Lathmar Holi festival, the legendary hometown of Radha, consort of Krishna, in Barsana. During Lathmar Holi the women of Barsana beat the men from Nandgaon, the hometown of Krishna, with wooden sticks in response to their teasing as they depart the town.
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  • India celebrates Lathmar Holi: The day women beat up men for teasing!
  • Men from Nangaon are seen covered with colored powder as they sit on the floor offering prayers at the Ladali or Radha temple before the procession for the Lathmar Holi festival, the legendary hometown of Radha.
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  • India celebrates Lathmar Holi: The day women beat up men for teasing!
  • Men play and joke as they wrestle on the ground of the Radha temple.
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  • India celebrates Lathmar Holi: The day women beat up men for teasing!
  • Eunuchs dance as colored powder is thrown at them at Radha temple before the procession for the Lathmar Holi festival.
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  • India celebrates Lathmar Holi: The day women beat up men for teasing!
  • Villagers of Nandgaon are seen covered with colored powder as they sit on the floor of the Radha temple before the procession for the Lathmar Holi.
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  • India celebrates Lathmar Holi: The day women beat up men for teasing!
  • Devotees wait outside the Ladali or Radha temple.
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  • India celebrates Lathmar Holi: The day women beat up men for teasing!
  • Devotees pray at Ladali or Radha temple during the festival.
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  • India celebrates Lathmar Holi: The day women beat up men for teasing!
  • An elderly woman devotees reacts to colors at Ladali.
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  • India celebrates Lathmar Holi: The day women beat up men for teasing!
  • A young villager from Nandgaon soaked in water and colours arrives in the Barsana village.
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  • India celebrates Lathmar Holi: The day women beat up men for teasing!
  • Young boys from Nandgaon soaked in colours arrives in the village during the Lathmar festival.
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  • India celebrates Lathmar Holi: The day women beat up men for teasing!
  • Women from Barsana village hit villagers from Nandgaon with a wooden stick while playing Holi.
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  • India celebrates Lathmar Holi: The day women beat up men for teasing!
  • A newly-wed woman from Barsana village waits with a wooden stick at the door step of her house, for the arrival of villagers from Nandgaon during the Lathmar Holi festival.
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  • India celebrates Lathmar Holi: The day women beat up men for teasing!
  • A woman from Barsana village hits a villager from Nandgaon with a wooden stick during the festival.
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  • India celebrates Lathmar Holi: The day women beat up men for teasing!
  • Villagers from Nandgaon arrive in Barsana village during the Lathmar Holy festival.
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  • India celebrates Lathmar Holi: The day women beat up men for teasing!
  • A villager from Nandgaon teases a woman from Barsana during the Lathmar HolI festival.
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  • India celebrates Lathmar Holi: The day women beat up men for teasing!
  • Woman from Barsana hits villagers from Nandgaon with a wooden stick while playing the Lathmar Holi festival.
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  • India celebrates Lathmar Holi: The day women beat up men for teasing!
  • Barsana women hit villagers from Nandgaon with a wooden stick and play with colours during the Lathmar Holi festival.
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  • India celebrates Lathmar Holi: The day women beat up men for teasing!
  • Men and women from the Barsana village hit villagers from Nandgaon with wooden sticks during the Lathmar Holi festival.
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  • India celebrates Lathmar Holi: The day women beat up men for teasing!
  • People from Barsana play with colours during the Lathmar Holi festival.
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  • India celebrates Lathmar Holi: The day women beat up men for teasing!
  • Colored powder is thrown on men from the village of Nandgaon as they sit on the floor while praying at the Ladali or Radha temple before the procession for the Lathmar Holy festival.
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  • India celebrates Lathmar Holi: The day women beat up men for teasing!
  • India celebrates Lathmar Holi: The day women beat up men for teasing!
  • India celebrates Lathmar Holi: The day women beat up men for teasing!
  • India celebrates Lathmar Holi: The day women beat up men for teasing!
  • India celebrates Lathmar Holi: The day women beat up men for teasing!
  • India celebrates Lathmar Holi: The day women beat up men for teasing!
  • India celebrates Lathmar Holi: The day women beat up men for teasing!
  • India celebrates Lathmar Holi: The day women beat up men for teasing!
  • India celebrates Lathmar Holi: The day women beat up men for teasing!
  • India celebrates Lathmar Holi: The day women beat up men for teasing!
  • India celebrates Lathmar Holi: The day women beat up men for teasing!
  • India celebrates Lathmar Holi: The day women beat up men for teasing!
  • India celebrates Lathmar Holi: The day women beat up men for teasing!
  • India celebrates Lathmar Holi: The day women beat up men for teasing!
  • India celebrates Lathmar Holi: The day women beat up men for teasing!
  • India celebrates Lathmar Holi: The day women beat up men for teasing!
  • India celebrates Lathmar Holi: The day women beat up men for teasing!
  • India celebrates Lathmar Holi: The day women beat up men for teasing!
  • India celebrates Lathmar Holi: The day women beat up men for teasing!
  • India celebrates Lathmar Holi: The day women beat up men for teasing!