The festival of colours is here and we, as Indians, leave no stone unturned to ensure that Holi celebrated with pomp and joy. With country as diverse as ours, every region has its own distinction in the way it celebrates the festival.
Rooted in tradition yet enriched with modern flair of expression by youngsters, the festival has also become a global phenomena.
Here are a few visuals from across the country how the the festival is rejoiced in every part of the country.
Pictures from Bankey Bihari Temple in Vrindavan in Mathura
Visuals of Holi celebrations from Raipur in Chhattisgarh:
People in Ahmedabad took an inspiration from Spain and celebrating Holi with tomatoes:
On the occasion of Holi political leaders also extended best wishes, saying 'Happy Holi' to the nation.
PM Modi took to social media to say: "this festival of joy and gaiety will further strengthen the colour of our unity and goodwill".
Even B-Town stars conveyed their delight about Holi and posted heartwarming wishes to their fans on the occasion. Akshay Kumar, Karan Johar, Hrithik Roshan, and many others expressed wishes on Twitter. The stars hoped the spirit of Holi colours one's life with goodness, happiness, love, peace.
Earlier on Thursday, Google marked the festival of Holi with a colourful doodle showcasing festivities and splashing of colours. Also known as the festivals of colours, Holi marks the end of winter and beginning of spring season.