Different way of Holi celebration in Vrindavana

Holi - a splash of colour and joy“Finally, a splash of colour in the lives of Vrindavan widows,”” says The Indian Express. It carries a report from the holy city in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh where an NGO, Sulabh International, brought 1,000 widows from six ashrams (monasteries) “”to celebrate Holi with colours and flowers, which widows are not allowed””.

Traditionally Hinduism frowns on widows remarrying and many have their social and economic power eroded.

“”These women have been treated badly. The celebration was a way of telling them they are one of us,”” explains Dr Bindeshwar Pathak, founder of Sulabh Sanitation and Social Reform Movement. “

Source: BBC