Traditional Lathmarwas celebrated with fevour in Mathura’s on Tuesday amid splash of colours and festival songs.
Celebrated a few days before, means playing with sticks. In the festival, try to smear women with colour, who traditionally protect themselves with lathis or sticks. Singing traditional songs like “Faag Khelan Barsane Aye Hain Natwar Nand Kishor” (Krishna has come to to play sport), protected themselves from sticks by using improvised leather shields, a participant said on Tuesday. It will be repeated on Wednesday with men from visiting , a temple priest said. Earlier, dressed in traditional attire, from received a warm welcome in Barsana.
Prior to their participation in the celebrations, they paid obeisance at the Ladli temple there. Meanwhile, SP (Rural) Shrish Chandra said no untoward incident took place on the occasion.
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