I always wanted to celebrate holi, festival of color, splashing colors on our loved ones, getting our whites dresses drenched in rainbow colors & keep it as a souvenir. When I think about holi, Mathura is the one place stuck in my mind, beautiful krishna, divine bhajans, hearing Tam-Tams, rickshaws sounding “Radhay Shyam’’. Evening snack on the small lanes selling hot cutlets, Samosa’s, Panipuri’s, lassi and “Doodh ka Paeda’’ (milk kova) all that smells divine, & those colourful Mala’s for Darshan, Naughty Bhandars (monkey) snatching everything you carry, however they only give your belongings back, when you buy them eatables, they are very clever, Weird share autos with loud bhajans, weird I mean here is you will never see a share autos of that kind, like a buzzing bees 😜 with disco lights stung on it. Overall it’s a wonderful place with a lot of memories attached to this place.
We arrived one day before Holi, that was on the eve of Holi, we stay in Maheshwari Kunj Nivas, which was ashram, we can see bhajans every morning & night, they offer food to poor after the soulful bhajan, this one time we didn’t get our stays on our usual stays, it’s Houseful & all the houses around Gopinath Mutt turned into stays because it’s usually high demand to see holi, not only people from India has this in wish list, many outsiders come to take colourful pictures and celebrate. We found another stay nearby, this the hotspot in vrindavan because it’s just 10min to “Bhake Bhihari Temple” we’re we are going to celebrate our Holi, we quickly freshened and took a rickshaw to Bhake Bhihari, guess what they already started celebrating on the Holi Evening before the D-day.
We also found the place where to take pictures from of the celebration.