India soaks in colours for Holi festival

India celebrates the Holi festival this week, one of the most popular Hindu holidays in honour of the god Krishna and his consort Radha.

In the temple town of Mathura in Uttar Pradesh, southeast of New Delhi, the festival is celebrated in a unique way.

Twenty quintals of “tesu” flowers and 50 quintals of “gulal” hues are poured out over people in colourful rain.