Holi officially begins with installation of Chir

holiKATHMANDU: Holi, the festival of colours, officially started yesterday with the installation of a bamboo pole decorated with colourful clothes, on the premises of Hanumandhoka Durbar Square in Kathmandu.

The installation of Chir symbolises the tree on which Lord Krishna is said to have hung milkmaids’ clothes while they were bathing in the Jamuna River in northern India.
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