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In Srinagar, Border Security Force troopers celebrated the day with faces smeared with colour, dance during at a camp Humhama on the outskirts of city.

In Asia, the event kicks off with a bonfire, the night before the streets are filled with colour What is the festival celebrating?

Known as the festival of colour, the holiday celebrates the end of winter and the advent of spring.

Vishnu's reincarnation Lord Krishna liked to play pranks on village girls by drenching them in water and colours - which is where the tradition came from.

Against a vivid blue backdrop, a young child wears a vibrant rainbow coloured wig during Holi celebrations in Kolkata, West Bengal.

An Indian girl is smeared with powdered colors during the Holi festival in Bangalore, India.

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Many people were seen taking selfies with their mobile phones, capturing the colorful moments during the celebration.

It's basically a frenzy of covering anyone and everyone in the vicinity with coloured powder and water by any means possible, including water balloons and water guns. Along with it, he shared pictures of the family celebrating Holika.

"Wishing everyone a Happy Holi!" tweeted the Prime Minister.

Today's Google Doodle provides a snapshot of Holi celebrations. Juhi Chawla also took to her Twitter account to share the Holi wishes.

"Heartiest greetings to all on the auspicious occasion of Holi".

"Holi is a time to reach out with the colors of joy". "Moreover, Riteish Deshmukh, Rannvijay Singh, Abhishek Bachchan, Manoj Bajpayee, Divya Dutta, and Taapsee Pannu were also who wished a" Happy Holi" to their fans through social media and many celebrities urged their fans to avoid wasting water and asked men to behave with the manners while playing with women.