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Happy Holi: Here’s how India is celebrating the festival of colours

With the festive fervour in full swing, Holi is being celebrated across the country, welcoming the spring.

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With the festive fervour in full swing, Holi is being celebrated across country, welcoming the spring. This vibrant festival that adds colour to life also include some lip-smacking sweets and savouries, as well as bhang- a customary drink made from cannabis. In this picture: Large number of people gather at kalupur swami Narayan temple in Ahmedabad to clebrate Holi. Express Photos by Javed Raja.

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Lalji Maharaj Shri Vrajendraprasdaji Maharaj sprays coloured water on devotees as they celebrate the Holi festival at the Kalupur Swaminarayan Temple in Ahmedabad. Express Photo by Javed Raja.

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The ancient Hindu festival marks the welcoming of spring and a celebration of the triumph of good over evil. Express Photo by Javed Raja.

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Devotees raise their hands daubed in colours as they pray on a temple premises during Holi celebrations in Ahmedabad. Express Photo by Javed Raja.

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On the day of Holi, people smear each other with colours and hurl water balloons at one another. Express Photo by Javed Raja.

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Many across the country have been playing Holi the traditional way this time, using just gulaal. To make it safer and organic, people have replaced synthetic colors with eco-friendly, natural and herbal colours. There has been a surge in the demand for organic or natural colours. Express Photo by Javed Raja

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Students celebrate holi outside DAV college in Sector 10 of Chandigarh. Express Photo by Jaipal Singh

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Given the increasing awareness about the dangers of synthetic colours, there has been a rise in the number of stores and vendors selling organic gulaals over the years. Will you be celebrating this Holi using organic colours? Express Photo by Jaipal Singh.