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Kite flying on Basant or Vasant Panchami in Amritsar

Kite flying on Basant or Vasant Panchami in Amritsar
01/21
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'Yellow' is the color of the festival. Wearing yellow on the day of Basant is considered auspicious. Flying kites is a tradition, Basant welcomes spring season.
Kite flying on Basant or Vasant Panchami in Amritsar
02/21
Caption
'Yellow' is the color of the festival. Wearing yellow on the day of Basant is considered auspicious. Flying kites is a tradition, Basant welcomes spring season.
Kite flying on Basant or Vasant Panchami in Amritsar
03/21
Caption
'Yellow' is the color of the festival. Wearing yellow on the day of Basant is considered auspicious. Flying kites is a tradition, Basant welcomes spring season.
Kite flying on Basant or Vasant Panchami in Amritsar
04/21
Caption
'Yellow' is the color of the festival. Wearing yellow on the day of Basant is considered auspicious. Flying kites is a tradition, Basant welcomes spring season.
Kite flying on Basant or Vasant Panchami in Amritsar
05/21
Caption
'Yellow' is the color of the festival. Wearing yellow on the day of Basant is considered auspicious. Flying kites is a tradition, Basant welcomes spring season.
Kite flying on Basant or Vasant Panchami in Amritsar
06/21
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'Yellow' is the color of the festival. Wearing yellow on the day of Basant is considered auspicious. Flying kites is a tradition, Basant welcomes spring season.
Kite flying on Basant or Vasant Panchami in Amritsar
07/21
Caption
'Yellow' is the color of the festival. Wearing yellow on the day of Basant is considered auspicious. Flying kites is a tradition, Basant welcomes spring season.
Kite flying on Basant or Vasant Panchami in Amritsar
08/21
Caption
'Yellow' is the color of the festival. Wearing yellow on the day of Basant is considered auspicious. Flying kites is a tradition, Basant welcomes spring season.
Kite flying on Basant or Vasant Panchami in Amritsar
09/21
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'Yellow' is the color of the festival. Wearing yellow on the day of Basant is considered auspicious. Flying kites is a tradition, Basant welcomes spring season.
Kite flying on Basant or Vasant Panchami in Amritsar
10/21
Caption
'Yellow' is the color of the festival. Wearing yellow on the day of Basant is considered auspicious. Flying kites is a tradition, Basant welcomes spring season.
Kite flying on Basant or Vasant Panchami in Amritsar
11/21
Caption
'Yellow' is the color of the festival. Wearing yellow on the day of Basant is considered auspicious. Flying kites is a tradition, Basant welcomes spring season.
Kite flying on Basant or Vasant Panchami in Amritsar
12/21
Caption
'Yellow' is the color of the festival. Wearing yellow on the day of Basant is considered auspicious. Flying kites is a tradition, Basant welcomes spring season.
Kite flying on Basant or Vasant Panchami in Amritsar
13/21
Caption
'Yellow' is the color of the festival. Wearing yellow on the day of Basant is considered auspicious. Flying kites is a tradition, Basant welcomes spring season.
Kite flying on Basant or Vasant Panchami in Amritsar
14/21
Caption
'Yellow' is the color of the festival. Wearing yellow on the day of Basant is considered auspicious. Flying kites is a tradition, Basant welcomes spring season.
Kite flying on Basant or Vasant Panchami in Amritsar
15/21
Caption
'Yellow' is the color of the festival. Wearing yellow on the day of Basant is considered auspicious. Flying kites is a tradition, Basant welcomes spring season.
Kite flying on Basant or Vasant Panchami in Amritsar
16/21
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'Yellow' is the color of the festival. Wearing yellow on the day of Basant is considered auspicious. Flying kites is a tradition, Basant welcomes spring season.
Kite flying on Basant or Vasant Panchami in Amritsar
17/21
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'Yellow' is the color of the festival. Wearing yellow on the day of Basant is considered auspicious. Flying kites is a tradition, Basant welcomes spring season.
Kite flying on Basant or Vasant Panchami in Amritsar
18/21
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'Yellow' is the color of the festival. Wearing yellow on the day of Basant is considered auspicious. Flying kites is a tradition, Basant welcomes spring season.
Kite flying on Basant or Vasant Panchami in Amritsar
19/21
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'Yellow' is the color of the festival. Wearing yellow on the day of Basant is considered auspicious. Flying kites is a tradition, Basant welcomes spring season.
Kite flying on Basant or Vasant Panchami in Amritsar
20/21
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'Yellow' is the color of the festival. Wearing yellow on the day of Basant is considered auspicious. Flying kites is a tradition, Basant welcomes spring season.
Kite flying on Basant or Vasant Panchami in Amritsar
21/21
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'Yellow' is the color of the festival. Wearing yellow on the day of Basant is considered auspicious. Flying kites is a tradition, Basant welcomes spring season.
  • Kite flying on Basant or Vasant Panchami in Amritsar
  • Kite flying on Basant or Vasant Panchami in Amritsar
  • Kite flying on Basant or Vasant Panchami in Amritsar
  • Kite flying on Basant or Vasant Panchami in Amritsar
  • Kite flying on Basant or Vasant Panchami in Amritsar
  • Kite flying on Basant or Vasant Panchami in Amritsar
  • Kite flying on Basant or Vasant Panchami in Amritsar
  • Kite flying on Basant or Vasant Panchami in Amritsar
  • Kite flying on Basant or Vasant Panchami in Amritsar
  • Kite flying on Basant or Vasant Panchami in Amritsar
  • Kite flying on Basant or Vasant Panchami in Amritsar
  • Kite flying on Basant or Vasant Panchami in Amritsar
  • Kite flying on Basant or Vasant Panchami in Amritsar
  • Kite flying on Basant or Vasant Panchami in Amritsar
  • Kite flying on Basant or Vasant Panchami in Amritsar
  • Kite flying on Basant or Vasant Panchami in Amritsar
  • Kite flying on Basant or Vasant Panchami in Amritsar
  • Kite flying on Basant or Vasant Panchami in Amritsar
  • Kite flying on Basant or Vasant Panchami in Amritsar
  • Kite flying on Basant or Vasant Panchami in Amritsar
  • Kite flying on Basant or Vasant Panchami in Amritsar

Not only youth but elderly also join the kite flying on the day of Basant. Amritsar is famous for kite flying on Lohri and Basant.

Basant Panchami, the Festival of Spring, is celebrated mainly in Haryana and Punjab, during February-March. It is celebrated at the end of winter to welcome spring. 'Basant Ritu' means the spring season in Hindi. During this season in Haryana the mustard fields are in full bloom, giving the impression of yellow carpets laid out on acres of land. People welcome this change of season by wearing yellow clothes, flying kites and having fun. A puja (prayer) is held in the house, teeka applied on the deity as well as everyone's forehead.

Kite flying is the major and most colorful event of this festival. The sky is covered with different colorful fighter kites. The kites (patang in Hindi) are of medium size normally from 1 feet to 4 feet across and made of paper on a frame of bamboo strips. Preparation for this festival start many days earlier and people spend a lot of money on the kites. New clothes are purchased for this festival and many delicious dishes prepared for this particular occasion. In Haryana, sweet yellow rice, flavored with saffron, is prepared for Basant Panchami.

'Yellow' is the color of the festival and so it dominates everywhere i.e. in the kites, in the clothes, especially in the clothes of ladies, as ladies make a lot of preparation for this particular occasion. There are kites in the sky not only in daytime but also in night. People use searchlights in the night to fly the kites. All the family members gather at one single place, many times on the rooftops, and celebrate this festival.

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