Thousands Gather for Utah Krishnas Annual Holi Festival
Three thousand people descended on rural Spanish Fork on Saturday afternoon for belly dancing, a vegetarian buffet, bonfire and ritual witch burning capped with a colored powder fight, chanting, singing and moshing.
Utah Festival of Colors Brightens Day, Blocks Traffic
In Western myth March was going out like a Lion, in Eastern tradition it was time to spatter paint each other.
An estimated 10,000 people gathered at the Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple Saturday for the Holi Festival, or Festival of Colors. After a colorless, dull winter, Spring is celebrated, in part, by people tossing powdered colors on each other and in the air.
Go Organic this Holi
Experts say these colours can harm our skin, hair and can cause respiratory problems too.
Holi is synonymous with smiles, gaiety and colours. However, the chemicals used in coours can be a dampener on spirits.
Holi Celebrations Drench Vrindavan with Joy
Vrindavan: Myriad colours of Holi have drenched Mathura and Vrindavan in joyful festivities.
Though Holi is a single day affair elsewhere in the country, for the Brijwasis (people of Vrindavan where Lord Krishna spent his childhood days), the festival is celebrated for 16 days to commemorate the divine love of Radha for Lord Krishna or 'Dhulandi'.
Holi Moley: Utah to Celebrate Festival of Colors
Getting to throw handfuls of brightly colored powder at a 15,000-strong crowd also seems too good to be true, so what's the catch?
No catch. In celebration of the Indian Holi Festival, also known as the Festival of Colors, the Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple in Spanish Fork opens its doors to celebrants of all types -- from full-blooded Indians with an understanding of Holi, to ne'er-do-wells who simply get a kick out of chucking dyed flour at strangers.
Festival of Colors Draws Thousands to Krishna Temple
SPANISH FORK, Utah (ABC 4 News) - Thousands chanting, flowing robes, and an ornate Hare Krishna temple. You might think you were in India or another country from the Far East. Utah Valley probably wouldn’t be the first place to come to mind.
An Explosion of Color: Hare Krishna Festivals at ISKCON Utah
How do you put on one of the biggest Hare Krishna festivals in the world?
For Charu Dasa, president at ISKCON Utah, Spanish Fork, it was almost an accident. Twelve years ago, he opened the temple doors for the public to join them in celebrating Holi, the festival of colors. Commemorating Krishna’s playful throwing of powdered and liquid colors at his consort Radha and her gopi friends, it is usually celebrated with gleeful abandon in India.
The Land of Krishna Celebrates Holi
Residents of Vraj, the area in Uttar Pradesh, India, were Lord Krishna is said to have performed many of His pastimes, exhuberantly celebrated Holi this February 28th. Known as the festival of color, this day is close to the heart of every “Vrajavasi” and is one of the most prominent events in the area.
Holi: Festival of Colors Bring Utahns Out From Hibernation
Spanish Fork houses the biggest Holi celebration in the U.S. where people from California, Nevada, Texas even the U.K. and China came to celebrate.
Bonfires, prayers to usher in Holi festival
This is the last festival of the Hindu calendar before new year arrives on Gudi Padwa. A special chhappan bhog complete with cake will be offered to Lord Krishna at the Mumbai Juhu ISKCON temple given his legendary affinity for Holi.
ISKCON Utah Celebrates Holi In A Big Way
On March 27, ISKCON Utah held its annual Holi Festival. The event was very popular among ISKCON devotees, Hindus or others who just wanted to have fun throwing colored powder into their friends` faces. The event was covered by many American national and local media.
D.C. Holi Breaks Down Barriers, Brings Community Together
On a crisp, sunny morning on Saturday March 10th, over two thousand devotees, congregation and intrigued locals converged on Washington D.C.’s Potomac temple, to celebrate the spring festival originally held by Lord Krishna and his eternal consort Radha, in which revelers cover each other with colored powders.
Thousands Expected to Converge on Colors Festival in Spanish Fork
They're going to the Colors Festival at the Hare Krishna Temple in Spanish Fork. Organizers are expecting over 50,000 people. Organizers tell ABC 4 it's part of a religious ceremony to help people unwind and come closer to God.
Festival of Colors Explodes in New Vrindaban
Holi, an ancient festival which commemorates Lord Krishna’s playful throwing of colored dyes with His most beloved devotees, the gopis of Vrindavana, is at least 5,000 years old.
Utah Krishna Temple Bill Board on Major US Highway
A week ago, this sign - "Krishna Temple: Home of the Festival of Colors" - was mounted on a the busy US highway bill board just before the ISKCON Utah temple exit.
Holi festival 2012 at ISKCON Spanish Fork, Utah, USA.
India's Widows Celebrate Holi, Break Taboos To Take Part
Abandoned Indian widows have broken taboos and are taking part for the first time in the exuberant annual Hindu festival of colours, said a charity working to end the stigma surrounding the women.
Hindu Spring Festivals Increase In Popularity And Welcome Non-Hindus
It’s not every day that a stranger says you’d look good in pink and douses you in colored powder. But at last Saturday’s Holi celebration at the Hare Krishna temple in Potomac, this spontaneous act was in no short supply.
Nitai Gauranga Chanted by Tens of Thousands in Utah Festival of Colors
New Video of The Kirtaniyas and MC Yogi combining to lead thousands chanting "Nitai Gauranga" and dancing at the Festival of Colors in Spanish Fork Utah.
Produced by Kirtaniyas: Nitai “KrsnaBoy” Prem, Vijay Krsna & Sarasvati Dasi
Composed by Kirtaniyas: Nitai “KrsnaBoy” Prem, Vijay Krsna & Sarasvati Dasi
Mixed by Robin Livingston
Lyrics by Kirtaniyas & MC Yogi
Mastered by Louis Henry Sarmiento @ Sonic Vista Studios
Nitai Gauranga music video:
Directed by Pankaj Vashisth
Produced by Pankaj Vashisth & Vijay Krsna
Director of Photography: Andrew Hancock
B camera: Kade Call
Edited by Andrew Hancock
Shot at Festival of Colors, Hare Krishna Temple, Spanish Fork, Utah.
Special thanks to: Caru Das (Utah Krishnas), LA film crew: Ben Tully, Solana Green Torres & Miguel Torres @ Soulmate wedding photography.
Festival of Colors - World’s Happiest Event Comes to West Virginia
New Vrindaban, home of Srila Prabhupada’s Palace of Gold, will host its second annual Festival of Colors on Saturday, September 14, 2013 (11 am to 7 pm). The Festival of Colors is an exuberant event, full of excitement and many bright colors.
Villa Vrindavana Adds Color and Music to Italy’s Summer
Villa Vrindavana, nestled in the vivid green Tuscan hills near the historical city of Florence, is planning two festivals that will literally bring color and music to Italy’s bright summer sunshine.
Majority of Participants at Largest US Hindu Celebration are Mormon
India burst with color as Hindus observed the playful festival of Holi by dashing each other with colored powder. Americans partake of the spring festival, too.
Festivals of Colors, Spanish Fork: March 29th - 30th
On March 29-30th, ISKCON Spanish Fork, Utah, USA, is expecting tens of thousands of visitors for its annual Festival of Colors.
The Festival of Colors in Washington DC
Anuttama Dasa, the communications director at ISKCON, went on the ABC7 TV show to talk about Holi DC, happening on Saturday, April 5th.
Festival of Colors: Give Love
Holi is being celebrated not only in India but all over the world.
Festival of Colors Explodes Across North America
Festival of Colors, traditionally known in India as Holi, is a spring festival inspired by Lord Krishna’s pastimes 5,000 years ago, when He and the cowherd girls and boys of Vrindavana playfully celebrated with colored dyes. While the festival has not historically been a part of ISKCON’s large repertoire of spiritual festivals, it has gradually become more and more of a staple especially in North America
New Vrindaban’s 3rd Festival of Colors Draws Media and 5,000 People
“As you can see, the Festival of Colors in Moundsville today was a complete success!” This was the declaration made by Sarafina Brooks, a reporter from the local TV Channel, WTOV 9 who appeared on TV Sat. Sept. 13, 2014 covered from head to toe in green powdered chalk.
Devotees to Chant to 50,000 at Brazil’s Festival das Cores
Holi, or the Festival of Colors, which heralds spring and celebrates the pastimes of Lord Krishna and his eternal consort Srimati Radharani, was once an esoteric festival celebrated mainly in India. But today, thanks to festivals like the one at the Krishna temple in Utah, USA, it has become a phenomenon across the world. The latest country to host the event is Brazil, with last year’s hugely successful “Festival das Cores” in Sao Paulo.
Holi SP Sao Paulo, Brasil 2014 - NamRock
Titiksava Karunika Das & NamRock perform before the biggest crowd ever. Over 100,000 people joined them at the Festival Of Colors in Ibirapuera Park in Downtown Sao Paulo, Brasil.
Indian Widows Break Tradition and Celebrate Holi
Shunned women attend festivities in Vrindavan, one of two north Indian cities known as the 'cities of widows'.
Holi Khele Girdhari By Sanjo Baghel
Holi Festival in Villa Vrindavana, Italy
Villa Vrindavana, Florence, Italy.
Holi D.C. – Not Just Another Color Festival
With a profusion of secular “color runs” and “color festivals” everywhere these days, it’s hard to find one that stands out. But Holi D.C., beginning with its conspicuous moniker – it purposely retains the festival’s original spiritual name rather than calling itself “Festival of Colors” – is decidedly unique.
100,000 Brazilians Chanting the Maha Mantra at Namrock
Concert in Sao Paulo Brasil. Holi Festival Of Colors 2014. Music by Titiksava Karunika Das. For more info on Namrock please visit: http://www.namrock.com
10 Great Places to Celebrate the Hindu Festival of Holi
If you’ve started to notice clouds of color every spring, it’s not your imagination. The Hindu festival of Holi (pronounced “holy”), which involves throwing brightly colored powders, is spreading around the globe, says Ravi M. Gupta, a religion professor at Utah State University. “It’s well known now. I don’t need to tell my students what Holi is. It has spawned this whole industry of colorfests and charity color runs.”
Krishna Holi in New Zealand
Krishna Holi and Food Festival Attract 16,000 to Auckland Farm
The Food Festival, a brand new event capitalizing on people’s love for Hare Krishna Food, came on Saturday February 9th. A beautiful blue summer’s day in New Zealand, it saw blue and white tents, a stage and colorful flags dotted around the farm.
ISKCON of D.C. Holi Becomes Family Tradition For Many Locals
This year over 4,000 people attended the event, also dubbed Festival of Colors, on Saturday May 4th. So many turned up, in fact, that offsite parking had to be arranged with buses to shuttle them back and forth.