Ghaziabad: Female residents of Aditya Garden City in Vasundhara celebrated Holi in the traditional manner with flowers on Monday. They played Holi with natural colours extracted from flowers known as Phoolon ki Holi.
Traditionally, Phoolon ki Holi or Holi with floral colours is an awe-inspiring festival observed a day before Holi in Mathura's Bankey Bihari Temple.
Raghunita Gupta, a resident of the society told CitySpidey that the idea was to play an environmental-friendly safer Holi.
"These days, she said, “The gulal (coloured powders) that we get in the market is known to have chemicals which creates skin problems. Hence, we decided to arrange Holi the way it used to be celebrated during ancient times.”
The flower Holi is not only therapeutic for humans but also saves water which otherwise goes waste. The celebration was followed by havan (ritual offerings to a pyre), where again the materials used were environmental-friendly.
The society has 149 occupied flats and some 50 residents celebrated Holi in an environment-friendly way. The women were seen dancing to the tune of Bollywood numbers like “Holi Hai”, “Rang Barse”, and “Let's Play Holi.