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India: Holi ashes! Mashaan Holi celebrations drench Varanasi in colour 01:29

India: Holi ashes! Mashaan Holi celebrations drench Varanasi in colour

India, Varanasi
February 27, 2018 at 20:32 GMT -00:00 · Published

Revellers threw human ashes mixed with lively colours over each other as part of a cremation ceremony during traditional Holi festivities in Varanasi, in the northern Indian province of Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday.

Attendees of the Holi celebrations sang and danced at Dashashwamedha Ghat temple on the Ganges River, flinging ashes up in the air to pay their respects to the dead and their families.

The city is well known for its celebrations of life and death and is known as the holiest of the seven sacred cities in Hinduism, as well as one of the world's oldest continuously inhabited cities.

Los juerguistas lanzaron cenizas en una ceremonia de cremación durante las fiestas tradicionales de Holi en Varanasi, en la provincia de Uttar Pradesh, en el norte de India.

Los asistentes a las celebraciones de Holi cantaron y bailaron en el templo Dashashwamedha Ghat lanzando cenizas al aire, expresando así su respeto a los muertos y sus familias. El festival se celebra en muchos lugares, pero en Uttar Pradesh es donde se festeja más fervientemente.

La ciudad es conocida por ser la más sagrada de las siete ciudades sagradas del hinduismo.

India: Holi ashes! Mashaan Holi celebrations drench Varanasi in colour 01:29
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Revellers threw human ashes mixed with lively colours over each other as part of a cremation ceremony during traditional Holi festivities in Varanasi, in the northern Indian province of Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday.

Attendees of the Holi celebrations sang and danced at Dashashwamedha Ghat temple on the Ganges River, flinging ashes up in the air to pay their respects to the dead and their families.

The city is well known for its celebrations of life and death and is known as the holiest of the seven sacred cities in Hinduism, as well as one of the world's oldest continuously inhabited cities.

Los juerguistas lanzaron cenizas en una ceremonia de cremación durante las fiestas tradicionales de Holi en Varanasi, en la provincia de Uttar Pradesh, en el norte de India.

Los asistentes a las celebraciones de Holi cantaron y bailaron en el templo Dashashwamedha Ghat lanzando cenizas al aire, expresando así su respeto a los muertos y sus familias. El festival se celebra en muchos lugares, pero en Uttar Pradesh es donde se festeja más fervientemente.

La ciudad es conocida por ser la más sagrada de las siete ciudades sagradas del hinduismo.

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