VISHNNU MANDIR & BHARATI DANCE ACADEMY CELEBRATES HOLI/PHAGWAH “FESTIVAL OF COLORS”

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On Sunday, March 8, 2015, Members of the Vishnu Mandir Hindu Temple, the Bharati Dance Academy and Hindus from all around New York City will celebrate Holi/Phagwah, the coming of spring, in the Bronx. Holi or ‘Phagwah’ is the most colorful festival celebrated by followers of Hinduism. It is celebrated as the harvest festival and the welcoming of the spring season in India and around the world.

 

“The festival of Holi can be regarded as a celebration of unity and brotherhood. It is an opportunity to forget all differences and indulge in friendship and fun while respecting Hinduism,” says Pandit Vishnu Sukul, Officiating Priest of the Vishnu Mandir.

 

It has traditionally been celebrated in high spirit without any distinction of cast, creed, color, race, status or sex. The celebration is observed with the sprinkling of colored powder (‘gulal’) or colored water on each other in representation of breaking all barriers of discrimination so that everyone looks the same. One legend associated with Holi/Phagwah is that of Prahlada and Hiranyaksha which reminds us all of the victories of ‘Good over Evil’.

 

“On a whole, Holi reminds us of the fact that love and truth are two divine forces in the universe and as Human beings, we all need to respect each other, mentioned Pandit Vyaas Sukul, Assistant Priest of the Vishnu Mandir.

 

WHAT:           Vishnu Mandir & Bharati Dance Academy Celebrates Holi the Festival
                        of Colors

                                

 

WHEN:          Sunday, March 8, 2015

                        11 a.m – 11:30 a.m.            

                                                                   

WHERE:       Vishnu Mandir

1216 Noble Avenue

Bronx, NY

 

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And here’s me from last years Holi Event at Vishnu Mandir which also fell on the same day as the Throggs Neck St. Patricks Day Parade so I asked them to shamrock me up: 
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