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होली आती याद दिलाती वो बचपन वाली होली , वो गुब्बारों की होली....

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Whenever holi comes it take me down to memory lane, way back when I was kid. Most of the best holi I ever had in my childhood and all those holi I celebrated in my native place Nainital (Uttaranchal). It has many beautiful aspects.... Though I remember those balloons filled with colored water, hitting those balloons to each other or persons visiting in neighborhood and the colored water we splashed on each other,but It was unique because the Kumauni Holi has a very rich collections of songs..... They use classical instruments with classical Ragas. Kumauni Holi lies in being a musical affair, whether it's the Baithki Holi, the Khari Holi or the Mahila Holi. Every night for one week before holi, you can hear the villagers, sitting next to the fire and singing special holi songs in the local Kumaoni language . The ladies part of Kumauni Holi is called Mahila Holi ...they enjoy it a lot with Dholak ...... Gujhiya,Aloo and Chatani is the famous dish during Holi Sangeet .....
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