Lathmar Holi in Barsana

Lathmar Holi is a extravaganza in its own uniques style offering you the full frolicking Holi.


Welcome to the world of resolute readings at let’s play Holi with our new blog on the most vivacious and engaging kind of Holi, Lathmar Holi in Barsana.


Holi is a colorful and playful festival, second in grandeur only to Diwali. Subsequently, Holi is the festival of spring, people immerse in Gulal and colourful decorations with glee and fun.

Meanwhile, we are going to witness the most colourful and playful festival of India on March 25, 2024. This year Holi is going to be rocking and mesmerising with my blog.

Infact, thousands of tourists and devotees comes to Nandgaon and Barsana every year to enjoy this recreation of love of Radha and Krishna.

What is Lathmar Holi?

Lath is a thick, long stick of Bamboo and other wooden material, used to hit the opponent to play Holi. Henceforth, the term ‘Lathmar’ means to beat with a Lath. Lathmar Holi is a unique style of Holi played in Barsana and Nandgaon. Do you know why Brij is associated with Lathmar Holi?

Indeed, the connection between Brij and Lathmar Holi is deeply rooted in the divine and blissful love story of Radha and Krishna. It adds a sacred and enchanting dimension to the celebration.

The symbolic playful fight between Radha and Krishna, involving colors, gulal and sticks, is given the name Lathmar Holi. As mentioned in my earlier blog, young Lord Krishna desired Radha to share his skin color, playfully smearing Gulal on the face of his beloved Radha and other Gopis. Consequently, Radha chased him with a Lath to take revenge. Nevertheless, the Lathmar Holi has become the identity of this divine place.

Dates of Lathmar Holi in Nandgaon and Barsana

So, grab your backpacks and plan a journey to the fun-filled Holi at Barsana on March 18, 2024.

Furthermore, the men of Nandgaon, symbolically representing the arrival of Lord Krishna, come to Barsana to play Holi with the womenfolk of Barsana. In return, women of Barsana hit Men with Lath. They shower sticks on Men, in return, men defend themselves with decorated shields.

Don’t panic! It’s a playful way of playing Holi in a fun way. No violence included.

Likewise, we are going to witness the burst of Gulal and the hustle and bustle of Lathmar Holi at Nandgaon on March 19, 2024. Moreover, the next day, men from Barsana go to Nandgaon to partake in the Holi celebrations with the women of Nandgaon.

However, Lathmar Holi is the festival that symbolises mutual love and respect among men and women of the two towns.


Hence, be prepared to enjoy the blissful and playful lathmar at Brij Shetra with utmost fun and brotherhood. Get ready and immerse in the colors of love, purity, and blessings. No judgments, no discrimination, no caste, no creed, only fun and love on the streets and temples of Barsana. Do come to Barsana on March 18 and 19, before afternoon, to enjoy the frolic and fun of the game.

Have a blessed day ahead. Keep growing with us.

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