Holi 2018: Google Doodle celebrates India's Festival of Colour

Holi Hai ! Google dedicates doodle to festival of colours

The artwork was crafted by Amrita Marino.

"Today, we join Hindu communities in Canada and around the world to celebrate Holi, also known as the Festival of Colours".

Holi, the festival of colours, was celebrated with mirth and gaiety across West Bengal on Friday as people participated in great numbers and swayed to popular beats.

There are several Hindu legends connected to Holi, including the victory of Lord Vishnu over demon king Hiranyakashipu and his sister Holika. Celebrate with vibrant colors. "And since Pharrell will be in the city on the day of Holi (March 2), what could be better than bringing Ranveer, him and Holi together?"

Priyanka Chopra, who is now busy shooting for her series Quantico, took to Instagram and wrote, "Acting is a matter of giving away secrets- Ellen Barkin #adayatwork@abcquantico happy Holi to everyone celebrating". The scene depicts the classic Holi traditions of family and friends coming together to laugh, dance, and feast.

"Children can douse elders with water, women splash men with colour, and the rules of caste and creed are briefly forgotten, with everyone taking part", says the news website. It starts on the evening of Purnima (full moon) and lasts throughout the night and the next day.

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Youths form a human pyramid to reach to a clay pot during a Holi celebration in Tamghas, Gulmi, on Thursday.

But his son, Prahlad, followed the god Vishnu, the preserver and protector of the universe.

It was a seemingly foolproof plan; Holika would take Prahlad onto her lap and straight into a bonfire.

It is said that the mythological Holika - who was immune to fire - died on this day.

Bollywood stars like Amitabh Bachchan, Anupam Kher and Juhi Chawla sent out Holi wishes to their fans, urging them to enjoy a safe and happy festival of colours.

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