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Colorful Hindu festival on horizon

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  1. tariqkhan18

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    STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — The Staten Island Hindu Temple, also known as Shree Ram Mandir, in Sunnyside, will celebrate the Holi festival on March 10.

    Holi, also called the Spring Festival, is celebrated toward the end of winter on the last full moon day of the lunar month of Phalguna, said devotee and temple member Jyothi Setty.

    During the festival of colors, Hindus worldwide enjoy playfully decorating each other with colored powder and water.

    At the Sunnyside temple, Hindus apply colors to their faces lightly, although in some temples in India members douse each other with color, Mrs. Setty said.

    "During the Holi festival, people enjoy sprinkling colors at each other,â€￾ Ms. Setty said, explaining, “The playful throwing of the natural-colored powder and water has a medicinal significance. These colors are traditionally made from the leaves, stems and roots of the plant.â€￾

    The religious aspect begins at 4 p.m. with worshipping lord Krishna, a Hindu god, followed by the free public cultural events starting at around 5:30 p.m. Indian music and dance, ranging from classics such as Hindustani to Bollywood-style, a fusion of Eastern and Western music and movement, will be performed at the temple.

    The evening will culminate in a dinner of traditional Indian foods. For information, call Vilma Gupta at 718-720-6745.

    Shree Ram Mandir temple is located at 1318 Victory Blvd.



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