The festival of colours, Holi is here and there is no reason why search engine giant Google should not get into some of the colourful action.
This Holi, Google doodle celebrates the festival with getting splashed. The animated doodle starts off with beige lettering, and then one by one the letters then get hit with the colours of red, yellow, green and blue.
The Holi festival marks the onset of the Spring season, and also celebrates the victory of good over evil. Usually spread over two days, the first is called the day of Holika Dahan, when a huge bonfire is lighted signifying the burning of the demon Holika. This is from the mythological tale of Prahlad. The second is the main Holi festival.
Across India, the festival is celebrated in over 15 different ways — from Lathmaar holi in Barsana and the Warrior holi in Punjab, to the Dol jatra in West Bengal and the Yaosang in Manipur.