The widows of Vrindavan are women who after their husband’s demise come to the abode of Lord Krishna, holy Vrindavan, to live the rest of their lives.
There are stories that also say that many of these women are actually unwanted after the husband’s demise and hence have no choice but to spend their lives here but there is also a sizeable number that also comes with their own accord as they believe that Lord Krishna would now take care of all their needs.
Sulabh International Social Service Organisation has been doing the Holi for Widows of Vrindavan for a long time.
This year its “Rang Barse” program was held at Vrindavan’s Gopinath Temple on 9 March 2017.
“Lal Baba” plays Holi with the Widows of Vrindavan:
The Holi celebration is an attempt on the group’s part to add a dash of colour to the otherwise insipid lives of the Widows of Vrindavan who earlier used to live the life of a recluse, after having been deserted by their families.
Dipped in colours, the widows played Holi with colourful flowers and gulal instead of water colours.
Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak, the renowned Social Reformer and Founder of Sulabh Sanitation Movement, was with the widow mothers in this celebrations
“Lal Baba” is how the widow mothers address Dr Pathak who has made it a mission to bring colors to the lives of these Hindu women.
Dr Pathak alongwith the music team of Sulabh sang the devotional Holi songs and Krishna bhajans, whose melodious tunes infused the hearts of devotees with devotional fervor and divine love.
Watch Widows of Vrindavan play Holi:
Check the pictures of widow mothers drenched in Holi colors:
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