Celebration of Brij Festival
Before the celebrations start, devotees congregate at the temple of Shri Radha Krishnaji in the morning, after taking bath in the holy waters of Banganga River</b>. It is believed that the holy water has the power to purify souls. The devotees then visit the temples of Hanuman, Ganga Bihari, Lord Shiva and matha of Goswamiji.
Raslila Dance is a well known feature of the Brij Festival. This dance is a means of conveying the eternal love story of Radha Krishan. The villagers perform the love ballad called the Raslila. For this purpose, they dress themselves in multicolored attires. The dance is often a part of the cultural music and stories. The Pabu Bhopas or Nayaks have female accompanists. Together they recite the phad, also known as a painted ballad. The folk songs have mesmerizing rhythm. The folk opera performed by professionals and amateurs is known to have been popularized by the Brij festival. Holi continues with the Brij Festival. Bharatpur comes alive and is painted in bright colours. Everyone plays with colours and paint each other. The beauty of dashes of colours in to the air is something to look at, during the celebration of the festival. It is important to note that there is no discrimination with regards to age, gender, economic status of the individuals to participate in the Brij Festival.
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