Krishna was born in Mathura and grew up in Vrindavan. That is why the celebrations, parades and happiness in these villages are the greatest and go on for the entire week. In the towns of Barsana & Nandgaon the festival starts prior to Holi and is special to these places. It is called Lathmar Holi which means, the act where women beat with sticks. According to the legend, Lord Krishna visited Barsana, the home town of his beloved, Radha. As a joke he teased her and her girlfriends which caused them to feel bad. Angry and offended, the women drove him out of town by beating him with sticks. Consequently, as a tradition, on the first day of Lathmar Holi, Nandgaon's men arrive at Barsana to play Holi with the women. This carnival commences at Radha Rani temple which is located at the village summit.
This photo was taken in a high iso and therefore it has a painting effect.