Lucknow is a place known for its rich cultural heritage. In Lucknow, festivals are celebrated with much enthusiasm and fanfare and every individual, irrespective of their caste and religion celebrates each and every festival including Eid, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Diwali & Holi. These festivals and fairs in Lucknow provide a window to see the cultural kaleidoscope of not just Lucknow but also India. This high time after the elections Lucknow is full ready to have a blast on this colorful festival “Holi”
City is prepared to have this time “Phoolon ki Holi”. This Phoolon ki Holi idea came from the Braj the land of Lord Krishna. Several temples this year will celebrate Holi with Flowers like Chrysanthemum, sunflower, rose, lily etc. The fragrance of all these flowers will add another level of excitement and curiosity among the citizens of Lucknow.
Likewise people love to play Holi with synthetic colors, water balloons, colorful Pichkaris and water. Today, for the first time, International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) celebrated ‘Phoolon ki Holi’ at its Lucknow centre. People are getting chance to play Holi while chanting the Holi manta “Hare Ram Hare Ram Ram Ram Hare Hare, Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare” with their lord Krishna. All followers who are associated with ISKCON were extremely excited about this event. Also at the Khatu Shyam Ji Temple near Hyderabad colony, is making arrangements and the floral Holi that is to be organized on 13 March early morning at 9 a.m. As per the Holi experts nearly 20 quintals of flowers have been ordered. Though the flowers will be mix with herbal colors and with that around 3000 people are expected to participate in this divine celebration.
Mankameshwar Temple trust is also o9rganizing “Pholoon Ki Holi” for the first time. This high time devotes play the colors and flowers during the Mahaarti organized today at Gomti Ghat. Wholesaler florists in this city have high demand because of usage of flowers for celebrating holi in temples this time and in many apartments. They are getting huge orders for various types of flowers that is marigold, sunflower, rose, lily in bulk which is adding extra excitement to this colorful festival Holi.