20/03/2019 5:59 PM IST

PHOTOS: India Celebrates Holi With A Riot Of Colours

Take a look at these colourful Holi photos.

Most parts of India will celebrate Holi on Thursday. But celebrations have already begun in some parts of the country. 

The festival marks the beginning of spring and is celebrated with a riot of colours and music.

Take a look at how people celebrated in Agartala, Mumbai, Allahabad and Nepal.

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Women play with colours in Agartala. 
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A woman smeared in colours during Holi celebrations in Agartala. 
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Children celebrate Holi in Mumbai. 
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Holi celebrations, like every year, began early in Vrindavan.
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Vrindavan sees almost week-long celebrations because it is where Lord Krishna is supposed to have been raised. Holi is also the celebration of the immortal love of the divine couple, Radha and Krishna.
Women play holi in Allahabad.
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A shopkeeper sells colours and water guns in a shop in Kolkata. 
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People stock up for Holi in Nepal's Kathmandu. 
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A ceremonial bamboo log known as "chir" is erected in Kathmandu's Basantapur Durbar Square to mark the beginning of Holi. The coloured strips of cloth on the stick are considered goodluck charms. 
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People celebrate Holi in Kathmandu.