Monday, March 28, 2011

Hare Krishna

Derek and I have been trying to go to this for a couple years now and something just always got in the way. But not this time!


It's called the Holi- Festival of Colors, and they do it every year at the Lotus Temple in Spanish Fork. The Temple is amazing, makes me want to visit India so bad. We had lots of yummy indian food and mango drinks. You can enter the temple, after taking off your shoes, and listen to the band sing the Hare Krishna Mantra. The best part is the burning of the witch and the throwing of the colors. We didn't have chalk to throw this time cause they ran out but it was still awesome.

On our way in people were just throwing chalk in our faces. Derek got it first and of course I had to make fun of him, which is what I'm doing here. About two seconds later I heard someone say "Get that girl!" and I got mine.

We met up with a friend of mine from work, Paris, and her family. This is her little girl throwing chalk on Derek's face...

And this is her adding green to our collection of colors.

Burning of the witch,which is a long standing tradition in India started by the story of Holika and Prahlad. It is celebrated to mark the burning of the evil Holika and to honor Radha and Krishna.


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Everyone throws their chalk at the same time and it creates this beautiful cloud of colors.
Next year we will get our own chalk, and Derek will look much worse than this.





2 comments:

  1. I'm just good at dodging chalk. This comment will work!!!

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  2. Yes, that does explain the big splatter of pink across your face in the first pic where i am squeaky clean.

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