(In Photos) 2012 Lathmar Holi Festival in India
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(In Photos) 2012 Lathmar Holi Festival in India

New Delhi : India | Mar 05, 2012 at 1:12 AM PST
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(Check It Out! Pictures!) NEW DELHI, India- Hundreds of Indian Hindus and revelers gathered to celebrate the 2012 lathmar Holi also known as 'Festival of Colours' which held in the northerns Indian State of Uttar Pradesh on Mrch 3, 2012.

Lathmar Holi is annually celebrated where Indian Hindus throwing scented colourful powder at each other and it is wildly celebrated. According to ancient story, that Lord Krishna visited his beloved Radha's village on this day and playfully teased her and her friends, known as "gopis," by throwing colored water on them.

Images courtesy of AP & Reuters.

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People throw coloured powder as they celebrate "Lathmar Holi" at village Nandgaon in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh March 3, 2012.
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  • People throw coloured powder as they celebrate "Lathmar Holi" at village Nandgaon in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh March 3, 2012.

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  • A man daubed in coloured powder lies on the ground as he celebrates "Lathmar Holi" at village Nandgaon in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh March 3, 2012. 

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  • Men daubed in coloured powder sing a hymn at a temple during "Lathmar Holi" at village Nandgaon in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh March 3, 2012.

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  • People dance as others spray coloured water on them during the "Lathmar Holi" at village Nandgaon in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh March 3, 2012.

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  • Men drag a boy to the ground to cover him in red coloured water during "Lathmar Holi" at village Nandgaon in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh March 3, 2012.

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  • Indian Hindu women from Nandgaon village beat the shield of a man from Barsana during Lathmar Holi in Nandgaon, India, Saturday, March 3, 2012.

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