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.
ଆନନ୍ଦ ଓ ଉଲ୍ଲାସର ପର୍ବ ପବିତ୍ର ହୋଲି ଅବସରରେ ମାନ୍ୟବର ରାଜ୍ୟପାଳ ଓଡ଼ିଶାର ଭାଇଭଉଣୀମାନଙ୍କୁ ଆନ୍ତରିକ ଶୁଭେଛା ଓ ଅଭିନନ୍ଦନ ଜଣାଉଛନ୍ତି। ଏହି ପର୍ବ ରାଜ୍ୟ ତଥା ବାହାରେ ରହୁଥିବା ସମସ୍ତ ଓଡ଼ିଆଙ୍କ ଜୀବନରେ ସୁଖ,ଶାନ୍ତି ଓ ଆନନ୍ଦ ଭରିଦେଉ ବୋଲି କାମନା କରିଛନ୍ତି। #Holi2020 #Holi pic.twitter.com/HHuzjUM3Ib
— Governor Odisha (@GovernorOdisha) March 10, 2020
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) March 10, 2020
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.