Risingbd Desk: Holi, a Hindu religious festival of colours, is being celebrated across the country with due religious fervor and much enthusiasm today (Thursday).
The festival signifies the victory of good over evil, the arrival of spring, end of winter, and for many a festive day to meet others, play and laugh, forget and forgive, and repair broken relationships, and is also celebrated as a thanksgiving for a good harvest.
The festival, also known as Dol Purnima (full moon day), began in the morning. It also usually lasts for two days starting on the Purnima in several parts of the country.
As a ritual in celebration of the festival, the devotees are visiting the shrines, temples and offering colours (abir) at the feet of Idol of the God Sri Krishna and Goddess Sri Radhika.
Abir Khela, a significant part of the festival, means throwing of abir, a kind of perfumed and pink coloured powder and different other colorful powders by revelers on each other making festival-goers coated in colour to make the extravaganza enthusiastic.
Apart from Dhakeswari National Temple, Mahanagar Sarbajanin Puja Committee organized worshiping and Kirton (devotional songs) in the morning.
risingbd/Dhaka/March 21, 2019/Mukul