Holi assumes an entirely new colour in Haryana and gets its new
name, 'Dulandi Holi'.
There is no end to fun and frolic here too. People apply colours on each
other and greet each other. Any hard feeling of animosity is forgotten on
the day and a general feeling harmony and happiness prevail.
Bhabhi, the brothers wife, gets an upper hand on the day of Holi in
Haryana. Devars need to watchout. The bhabhi's here, get a social sanction
on Holi to beat their devars and make them pay the price of all the pranks
they played on them for the entire year. Bhabhi's roll up their saris in the
form of a rope in a mock rage, and give a good run to their devars- all in
the spirit of Holi, i.e. fun. In the evening, devars are supposed to bring
sweets for their dear bhabhi.
Break the pot
As in several other states the tradition of breaking the pot is celebrated
with gusto in Haryana. A human pyramid is formed to break the pot of
buttermilk hung high up in the street much like Lord Krishna did as a child.
It is a pleasure to watch the ritual as womenfolk pour buckets of colour
water at men trying to break the pot.