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WATCH: Festival of Colors in northern India

Festival-goers threw powder at each other and also used sticks and shields to mark the Hindu festival of colors.

BARSANA, India (WTHR) - The Northern Indian town of Barsana was awash with color on Saturday as people gathered to celebrate Holi.

Festival-goers threw powder at each other and also used sticks and shields to mark the Hindu festival of colors.

According to Hindu mythology, men from the Hindu god Krishna’s village of Nandgaon were beaten by the women of Barsana, home of the blue-skin deity's beloved Radha.

It is said that Krishna’s relatives used to tease Radha and her friends and were beaten by them in return.

Holi is celebrated at the end of winter, on the last day of the full moon during the Hindi lunar month of Phalguna.