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  • Texas Students Celebrate Hindu Festival of Colors

    Students from the University of Texas in Austin celebrated the Festival of Colors or, Holi on the South Mall of the UT campus on March 26, 2011. The Hindu Students Association, one of the largest campus student organizations in the nation, coordinated the festival.
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  • Texas Students Celebrate Hindu Festival of Colors

    After students collected bags of colored powder from the UT Hindu Students Association they were eager to begin Holi?s trademark event: throwing colored powder at each other.
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  • Texas Students Celebrate Hindu Festival of Colors

    According to Holi coordinator Anand Jayanti, 'Holi is a celebration marked by the throwing of color on one another to symbolize the reduction of differences, the notion that after throwing [color] on each other, we all look the same.'
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  • Texas Students Celebrate Hindu Festival of Colors

    University of Texas students share colored powder at the annual Festival of Colors, also known as Holi.
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  • Texas Students Celebrate Hindu Festival of Colors

    According to Hindu Students Association, over 1,000 attendees participated in the yearly event.
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  • Texas Students Celebrate Hindu Festival of Colors

    University of Texas senior Monica Kelly celebrates her first Holi. Hindu Students Association Holi coordinator Anand Jayanti said Holi is 'an appropriate, and indeed necessary, festival to share with other students and the world.'
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  • Texas Students Celebrate Hindu Festival of Colors

    After throwing colored powder students improvised on the traditional aspects of this celebration, turning it into a large dance party that included crowd surfing.
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  • Texas Students Celebrate Hindu Festival of Colors

    University of Texas freshman Ronak Rahman is surprised by a splash of colored powder and water during the Festival of Colors.
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  • Texas Students Celebrate Hindu Festival of Colors

    University of Texas students dance to Indian music on the UT campus.
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  • Texas Students Celebrate Hindu Festival of Colors

    After the colored powder ran out students continued the festival by dancing and taking turns throwing each other up into the air.
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