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Holi here is no less famous than Mathura-Vrindavan, people play with the ashes of Masan and not with colors – India TV Hindi

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Where are you planning to go this Holi? If you have not planned anything yet then you should try and visit Banaras. Actually, celebrating Holi in Banaras has its own pleasure. You should definitely watch Holi here once in your life. Because in other places Holi is played with colors and Abeer but here Holi is played with Masan. Here everyone from common people to Aghori sadhus play Masanwali Hoti. Apart from this, many special things happen here. Come, let us know where we can go to see Holi here.

Holi of ashes is played here in Banaras

Masan Holi is played in Banaras on the day of Rangbhari Ekadashi. Tourists from India and abroad reach the cremation ground to see this. This Holi is especially played at Harishchandra Ghat, the cremation ground of Kashi. Let us tell you that this tradition of Holi here is more than 300 years old. Apart from this, you can also go to Manikarnika Ghat to see this Bhasma Holi.

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Jamnagar of Gujarat resides in the heart of Ambani family, you should also plan to visit.

What is special in the crematorium Holi?

-For this, first of all you have to reach Kashi on Rang Bhari Ekadashi i.e. 20th March.

-Mahashamshan in Banaras: Before Holi, Aarti of Baba Mahashamshan Nath and Mata Mashan Kali is performed at Harishchandra Ghat in the afternoon and then pyre ashes and gulal are offered to them.
-After this, Bhasma Holi starts and it is believed that in the afternoon, Baba Vishwanath comes to Manikarnika Ghat to take bath and play Holi.
-During this time you will find that people play Masan Holi along with Sadhus and Aghoris like Shiv Ganas.
-After this you will see these colors here till 25th March i.e. the day of Holi.

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Do these things before going to Banaras

There is a lot of crowd in Banaras on Holi. In such a situation, first of all you book a ticket to go here and then book a room to stay. Otherwise, these days when you go to Banaras, you will not be able to find any accommodation here. So, keeping these things in mind, plan to go to Banaras this time and keep these things in mind while going there.

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