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Google celebrates Holi with colourful doodle with motifs of Holi
Internet search engine and technology giant Google celebrates the Indian festival of colours with a colourful graphic-style doodle created by Chennai-based artist Chaaya Prabhat. The two Gs of the logo have been shaped by a splash of colour and the trunk of an elephant respectively.

"From Bollywood films to music videos, the visual excitement of Holi has become a familiar sight: joyful revellers frolicking in the streets of India throwing handfuls of colorful powder on one another," writes Google on its website.

According to Google, Holi is the time for renewal, and a reversal of the social hierarchies among ages, classes, and castes, Holi's also known as the "festival of colors" or the "festival of love" because it marks a time for coming together and releasing old grudges, it adds.

The website informs, "Festivities begin on the night before the full moon during Holika Dahan or Choti Holi, with the building of sacred bonfires. Celebrants sing and dance around the fire?some even walk across hot coals while others smear the ashes on their skin as an act of purification. Symbolizing the victory of good over evil, the fires recall the story of the demon Holika, who tried to destroy her nephew Prahlad in a fire but was burned herself."

Furthermore, the website also informs that the practice of throwing colored powder was inspired by the Hindu Lord Krishna, who loved to play pranks on the beloved gopis.

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