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 »

The joyful celebration of Holi, the Hindu festival of colors, is forbidden for widows in much of India, but not in Vrindavan

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By BISWAJEET BANERJEE  Associated Press March 21, 2016 – 7:22 am EDT 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 »

Vrindavan widows participate in Holi celebrations at ancient temple

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By IANS |Monday, March 21, 2016 – 16:10 Vrindavan: In a marked departure from age-old traditions, over a thousand widows played Holi at an ancient Vrindavan temple on Monday. Amid blowing of conch shells and showering of flower petals and dry colour powders, these widows participated in the Holi celebrations at the ancient Gopinath temple, dedicated to… Read more »

For a change, roses, gulal fill Vrindavan widows’ lives

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IANS | Vrindavan | 21 March, 2016   In a marked departure from age-old traditions, over a thousand widows played Holi at an ancient Vrindavan temple on Monday. Amid blowing of conch shells and showering of flower petals and dry colour powders, these widows participated in the Holi celebrations at the ancient Gopinath temple, dedicated… Read more »

Breaking taboo, Hindu widows celebrate festival of colors

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Published Monday, March 21, 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 this joyful celebration of Holi, the… Read more »

Vrindavan widows celebrate Holi at a temple

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IANS  |  Vrindavan March 21, 2016 In a marked departure from age-old traditions, over a thousand widows played Holi at an ancient Vrindavan temple on Monday. Amid blowing of conch shells and showering of flower petals and dry colour powders, these widows participated in the Holi celebrations at the ancient Gopinath temple, dedicated to Lord Krishna…. Read more »

वृंदावन मंदिर में पहली बार विधवाएं भी खेलेंगी होली

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21-Mar-2016 सुलभ इंटरनेशनल संस्था की तरफ से ली गई तस्वीर मथुरा। इस बार की होली वृंदावन में रहने वाली तमाम विधवा महिलाओं की जिंदगी में रंग भरेगी। वृंदावन मंदिर में पहली बार विधवाएं होली खेलेंगी। इतिहास में ऐसा पहली बार होगा, जब दशकों बाद पुराने रस्म-रिवाज की बेड़ियां गुलाल के रंग को छूकर टूट जाएंगी।… Read more »

Breaking traditions: Vrindavan widows celebrate Holi inside ancient Gopinath temple

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Mar 21, 2016 Vrindavan: In a marked departure from age-old traditions, over a thousand widows played Holi at an ancient Vrindavan temple on Monday. Amid blowing of conch shells and showering of flower petals and dry colour powders, these widows participated in the Holi celebrations at the ancient Gopinath temple, dedicated to Lord Krishna. They… Read more »