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Indian- American community celebrates Holi

The festivity was remarkable for unity in diversity as people from different backgrounds and communities came together to celebrate it.

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Braj Mandir of Shri Radha Bhakti in association with FIA-New England celebrated the Holi festival on April 15 with about 3,000 people participating in it. The event began with a ground-breaking ceremony of the Sri Radha Bhakti Mandir and Indian Community Center at Holbrook, MA.

The highlight of the celebration was the Radha-Krishna Palaki procession and the traditional Matki Phod Leela, where participants enthusiastically tried to break the pot filled with colored water. Aarathi and Holi play with colours and dance followed. Attendees also enjoyed freshly made jalebis and thandai, a news release noted.

Keshav Sharan, Braj Mandir trustee, said that the temple has been serving the community for over 20 years, providing over 25,000 free vegetarian meals annually. To continue their efforts to expand their seva (service), they are building a new mandir on 7 acres of land, the release added.

Expressing his gratitude to the participants,  FIA-New England President Abhishek Singh highlighted that the annual Grand Holi Celebration at Braj Mandir of Sri Radha Bhakti is a testament to their commitment to community service, cultural celebration, and fostering unity in diversity.