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Kolkata soaks into Holi celebrations amid fears of coronavirus

Amid fears of rising cases of coronavirus, Kolkata on Sunday (March 28, 2021) celebrates the festival of colour-'Holi'. West Bengal celebrates Holi as 'Dol Jatra'. Here people observe this day by placing the idols of Krishna and Radha on a Palki (Palinquin) and they carry them around and play with Abir (Gulal). Several foreigners were seen smearing gulal (colours) along with the locals on Sudder Street.Images by Avishek Mitra/IBNS

Kolkata celebrates Holi, the festival of colours

IBNS captures scenes of spirited Holi celebrations from India's eastern city Kolkata. Holi is a spring festival celebrated with vibrancy as people smear each other with colours. It is celebrated in the month of Phalgun on full moon day in keeping with the Hindu calendar. Bengal also has a tradition of organising Holi celebrations inspired by the songs and dance of Bengali cultural icon Rabindranath Tagore. Though celebrations are muted this year owing to the scare of Corona virus, Basanta Utshab marked the festivity on venues like the campus of Rabindra Bharati University, etc. Images by Avishek Mitra/IBNS

Kolkata gets ready to celebrate Holi

A girl was spotted looking for abir (coloured powder) at a market in south Kolkata on Saturday as Kolkata is gearing up to celebrate festival Holi. (Image by Avishek Mitra/IBNS)

Kolkata gets colourful in festival Holi

Kolkata, the city in eastern part of India, turned colourful on the occasion of festival Holi on Thursday (Mar 21, 2019). Holi, a spring festival, is mainly celebrated in India, Pakistan and Nepal. It is also known as the festival of colours. (Images by Avishek Mitra/IBNS)  

India celebrates the festival of colour

India celebrates the festival of colour

Celebrating the rhythms of Holi at the Indian Museum

Before the grand celebration of colours on Sunday and Monday, Kolkata's Indian Museum organised a special dance recital by Dona Ganguly and members of her dance troupe Diksha Manjari. Images by Subhodeep Sardar