Daily Archives: March 11, 2009

Holi festival goes off without an ‘itch

KRISHNA, KAMADEVA and Radha-Krishna as well as Kamadevi had a ball in India today. Radha is the spouse of Krishna, just as Kamadevi is Kamadeva’s lass. Kamadeva means “Lord of Lust” and so Kamadevi is the “Lordess of Lust” too.

Today is the festival of colours where people throw “powders” at each other.

Of course, in ancient times, the “colours” were the white of semen and the red of menses, as people had a jolly holiday and wed each other without prelates or clerics to preside over them.

But the sexual implications of the Holi festival are lost now, because it’s all about powders it seems. Not about love.