वृन्दावन की विधवाएं धूमधाम से मनाएंगी होली महोत्सव

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वृन्दावन के आश्रय सदनों में वृन्दावनवास कर ही विधवाएं तीन मार्च से रंगों का त्यौहार मनाएंगी। सदनों में एकाकी जीवन जीने वाली इन महिलाओं के लिए होली उत्सव की तैयारी जोरों पर की जा रही है। गुलाल, रंग दिल्ली से लाया जा रहा है। वहीं बड़ी मात्रा में पुष्पों की व्यवस्था की जा रही है।… Read more »

Widows to play Holi in Vrindavan

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AGRA/LUCKNOW: Thousands of widows living as recluse in ashrams in Agra and Varanasi will celebrate a special four-day Holi in Vrindavan beginning March 3, deviating from their prosaic day-to-day activities.  At least 1,000kg 'gulal' (coloured powder) in different colours is being arranged for the Holi programme being organised by NGO Sulabh International.  The Holi revelries… Read more »

World’s cheapest potable water for WB village

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The joy of villagers of Madhusudankati under Gaighata, who for decades have been drinking contaminated pond water affecting the present and future generations, was visible a few days back when they got access to potable water at a throwaway price. Making a path-breaking innovation, the villagers joined hands with NGOs to bring the world’s cheapest… Read more »

Varanasi widows break tradition, play Holi on the banks of Ganga

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Varanasi: It turned out to be a different and memorable on Friday for hundreds of widows in this temple town as their white attire was smeared in different hues when they, for the first time, played holi on the banks of the holy Ganga river. Breaking a centuries-old tradition that prohibited Hindu widows from any and… Read more »

अस्सी घाट पर पहली बार विधवाओं ने मनाई होली

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सभी दुख-तकलीफ भुलाकर वे जमकर नाच रही थीं, फाग गा रही थीं और गुलाल व पंखुड़ियों से खेल रही थीं। शुक्रवार को गंगा के अस्सी घाट पर दुख की कोई जगह नहीं थी। यह हालांकि होली का मौका नहीं था लेकिन फिर भी अपने घर से दूर रह रहीं विधवाओं के लिए एक यादगार दिन… Read more »

Widows from Varanasi ashrams break tradition, celebrate Holi

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More than a hundred widows living as recluse in several ashrams of Varanasi broke the centuries-old ban on them to ‘celebrate Holi’ as part of an event organised by the NGO Sulabh International at the Assi Ghat in Varanasi on Friday. The organisation had organised a similar event in Vrindavan two years ago. The women… Read more »