The festival of Holi is celebrated with a great deal of joy and enthusiasm in Uttar Pradesh. It heralds the advent of spring and adds a lot of color to the lives of the people. Different places of Pradesh have unique ways of celebrating the festival. The people of Nandgaon and Barsana celebrate Holi in a distinctive fashion and attract a large number of visitors.
Nandgaon and Barsana are part of Barjbhoomi. One should experience the mesmerizing holi of these places in his life life time. The riot of colors and madness of people is the special attraction of this places.
While you enter the Vrindavan Wherever you go you can hear one word everywhere i.e “radhe radhe” and while you enter to barsana and nandgaon you will hear “barsanawali ki jay”. On contrary these are the places where most of the women are victims of their obscene languages, physical assault etc. This is my 2nd time to Barsana and Nandgaon. After 1st time this time I am ready to face this kind of harassment but this time it’s got worse. There is no role of local police even if anyone protests against them he/she will be victimised. It’s really a shame that we most women are feeling insecured to go there to enjoy/photographing the event. This is our heritage so it’s the right time to raise the voice against this violence/assault against woman so that in near future we can go their safely. Please share if you feel the same.