Chennai: Holi, the spring festival, was celebrated in pockets of Chennai today.
The festival of colours was celebrated in Sowcarpet (photos) that is predominantly populated by north Indians. People of the area splashed coloured water on each other and smeared friends, relatives and even strangers, with coloured powder.
The spring equinox marks the end of winter in the northern part of India and the idea is carried down south by people who have migrated from there.
Photos: R Thiyagarajan