The people of Mumbai have taken to the city’s streets in order to celebrate the colourful festival of Holi.

People in Mumbai have been experiencing one of the most colourful days of the year by celebrating the festival of Holi.

The Hindu festival is hosted each year and sees people heading out on to the streets with huge tubs of colourful powder in order to throw it over each other in a joyous celebration of the arrival of spring.

It also represents the triumph of good over evil, with Hindu devotee Prahlada surviving an attempt to kill him by praying to Lord Vishnu.

People head out to their local temples to take part in the religious event, which also allows them to spend a day of fun with their friends and family.

Worshippers will also wear flower garlands and dance at the temples, with sweets and traditional foods thrown out into the crowds of assembled devotees.

The festival of colours has been celebrated for hundreds of years, with the earliest textual reference to the event dating from the 7th century.

Written by Erin Marshall

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