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Holi Celebrations

Sat, Mar 3, 2018

PROGRAM SCHEDULE

3:00PM     Welcome and Chanting inside Prayer Hall 

3:30-4:00PM     Discourse by Swami Nikhilanand

4:00-4:30PM     Cultural Program

4:30-4:45PM     Krishna Parikrama to the Maharas Mandal

4:45PM     Arti at Maharas Mandal

5:00-6:30PM     Holi Play

6:30-7:30PM     Holi Fire

*Food Booths open until 8PM

**PARKING FEE: $5

Holi is also called the Spring Festival as it marks the arrival of spring, the season of hope and joy. It is known as the festival of colors, and traditionally played in India every year to mark the beginning of the spring season.

Here in America, at Radha Madhav Dham, Holi is played in the same style as it is in Braj district of India – with the same colorful, playful, family-filled fun and devotion. Each spring the Austin Community looks forward to this joyous celebration of Holi, the festival of colors.

This year, Holi play will be accompanied by a live band singing Holi songs from Braj to liven up the environment with uplifting music. We will also have the traditional Holika fire burning to remind ourselves that evil always burns in the face of good – the deeper significance of Holi & Holika are included in the “Holi talk” by Swami Nikhilanand, which will be presented in English.