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Holi celebrated across State

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, March 6 � Holi, the festival of colours, was celebrated with fanfare and enthusiasm on Thursday and Friday in the State along with the rest of the country.

People, cutting across the community, faith and age groups, took part in the festivities, smearing colours and greeting each other.

Along with the festivities, the occasion was celebrated with religious fervour, with people visiting temples and other places of worship and seeking blessings from their elders.

Holi has been celebrated as Doul Utsav in the Sattra institutions and Vaishnava temples throughout the State with various programmes since yesterday. However, in the Sattra institutions of Barpeta, primarily the Barpeta Sattra, the festival is celebrated with a five-day programme, which will end on Sunday next.

Indiscriminate colour smearing, however, caused trouble to many on the streets, including students appearing in the HSLC examination today. At many places, people sprayed colours on vehicles plying on the streets.

In Guwahati, the streets were filled with Holi revellers, who came out for fun and frolic in groups. Several community celebrations were held in different parts of the city, where people took part in large numbers. At Fancy Bazar, a grand community celebration was held today, in which hundreds of holi revellers took part. Kirtans and religious programmes were organised at various places.

Considered as a festival of goodwill and camaraderie, people celebrated the occasion by visiting near and dear ones and sharing the joy of the fest.

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