PHOTOS: Vrindavan widows celebrate Holi; break 4-centuries-old taboo

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March 23, 2016 10:27 IST   IMAGE: A widow daubed in colours takes part in the Holi celebrations organised by non-governmental organisation Sulabh International at an ashram at Vrindavan. Photograph: Anindito Mukherjee/ Reuters Another tradition was broken as young Sanskrit scholars from a local Gurukul and Varanasi and pundits from the temple joined the celebrations, signifying… Read more »

होली ने भरा विधवाओं के जीवन में रंग

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उमेश चतुर्वेदी वृंदावन का गोपीनाथ मंदिर इक्कीस मार्च को नई परंपरा का गवाह बना…सदियों से जिंदगी के रंगों से दूर रही विधवाओं की जिंदगी तब रंगीन हो उठी…जब करीब पंद्रह कुंतल गुलाब की पंखुरियों और बारह कुंतल गुलाल मंदिर के सुविस्तारित प्रांगण में उड़ने-बिखरने लगे।  सिर्फ सफेद साड़ी में लिपटी रहने वाली हजारों विधवाओं ने… Read more »

Breaking taboo, Vrindavan widows celebrate festival of colours

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Holi celebrations were organised by Sulabh Foundation, which has been striving to bring back these widows to the mainstream Yoshika Sangal | March 22, 2016     Hasna mera kaam, hasana mera kaam, hass ke dikha do, hass ke dikha do, hass ke dikha do ji! (Laughing and making others laugh is my motto, laugh… Read more »

Breaking taboo, widows celebrate Holi – Khaleej Times

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AP/Vrindavan Filed on March 22, 2016 | Last updated on March 22, 2016 at 07.31 am In most of India, widows like Samaddar have no place in this joyful celebration of Holi, the Hindu festival of colours. Aruna Samaddar threw fistfuls of coloured powder into the air. Blue and red and green, the cheerful colours… Read more »

Breaking taboo, Hindu widows celebrate festival of colors – The Seattle Times

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Nation & World Originally published March 21, 2016 at 4:24 am Updated March 21, 2016 at 8:19 am By  Biswajeet Banerjee The Associated Press VRINDAVAN, India (AP) — Aruna Samaddar threw fistfuls of colored powder into the air. Blue and red and green, the cheerful colors settled on her white sari and all over other women… Read more »

Breaking taboo, Hindu widows celebrate festival of colors – The Washington Post

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Asia and Pacific By Biswajeet Banerjee | AP March 21 at 7:26 AM VRINDAVAN, India — Aruna Samaddar threw fistfuls of colored powder into the air. Blue and red and green, the cheerful colors settled on her white sari and all over other women nearby. In most of India, widows like Samaddar have no place in this… Read more »

Breaking taboo, Hindu widows celebrate festival of colors

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By ASSOCIATED PRESS PUBLISHED: 11:44 GMT, 21 March 2016 | UPDATED: 11:45 GMT, 21 March 2016 VRINDAVAN, India (AP) — Aruna Samaddar threw fistfuls of colored powder into the air. Blue and red and green, the cheerful colors settled on her white sari and all over other women nearby. In most of India, widows like Samaddar have no place in… Read more »

Breaking taboo, Hindu widows celebrate festival of colors

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Biswajeet Banerjee, Associated Press, Vrindavan, India | World | Mon, March 21 2016, 6:27 PM Aruna Samaddar threw fistfuls of colored powder into the air. Blue and red and green, the cheerful colors settled on her white sari and all over other women nearby. In most of India, widows like Samaddar have no place in… Read more »