Odisha Celebrates Holi With Fervour

Bhubaneswar: Holi, the festival of colour, is being celebrated across Odisha today with traditional fanfare and gaiety. People cutting across religious lines were seen smearing colours on each other and exchanging greetings.

Odisha Governor Prof. Ganeshi Lal and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik wished the people of the state on the occasion.

Holi marks the end of winter and the arrival of spring. People throw gulal in the air and celebrate the joy and mirth of the spring festival. The festival also signifies the triumph triumph of Lord Vishnu over Holika. Other legends associated with the festival is that of Lord Krishna applying colour on Radha and playing with the gopis.

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