Dol festival in pandemic

  • Dhakeshwari National Temple in Dhaka scaled back Dol Purnima festivities on Sunday, Mar 28, 2021 as a spike in coronavirus infection rates tamed the Holi festival. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Dhakeshwari National Temple in Dhaka scaled back Dol Purnima festivities on Sunday, Mar 28, 2021 as a spike in coronavirus infection rates tamed the Holi festival. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Dhakeshwari National Temple in Dhaka scaled back Dol Purnima festivities on Sunday, Mar 28, 2021 as a spike in coronavirus infection rates tamed the Holi festival. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Dhakeshwari National Temple in Dhaka scaled back Dol Purnima festivities on Sunday, Mar 28, 2021 as a spike in coronavirus infection rates tamed the Holi festival. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • 'Abir' or coloured powders for Dol Purnima festival at Dhakeshwari National Temple in Dhaka on Sunday, Mar 28, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    'Abir' or coloured powders for Dol Purnima festival at Dhakeshwari National Temple in Dhaka on Sunday, Mar 28, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Young women daubed each other with colour during Dol festival muted by a resurgence of COVID-19 at Dhakeshwari National Temple in Dhaka on Sunday, Mar 28, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Young women daubed each other with colour during Dol festival muted by a resurgence of COVID-19 at Dhakeshwari National Temple in Dhaka on Sunday, Mar 28, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Devotees celebrated Dol Purnima on a limited scale at Dhakeshwari National Temple in Dhaka on Sunday, Mar 28, 2021as a rising number of coronavirus infection tamed the Holi festival. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Devotees celebrated Dol Purnima on a limited scale at Dhakeshwari National Temple in Dhaka on Sunday, Mar 28, 2021as a rising number of coronavirus infection tamed the Holi festival. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Devotees celebrated Dol Purnima on a limited scale at Dhakeshwari National Temple in Dhaka on Sunday, Mar 28, 2021as a rising number of coronavirus infection tamed the Holi festival. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Devotees celebrated Dol Purnima on a limited scale at Dhakeshwari National Temple in Dhaka on Sunday, Mar 28, 2021as a rising number of coronavirus infection tamed the Holi festival. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Devotees celebrated Dol Purnima on a limited scale at Dhakeshwari National Temple in Dhaka on Sunday, Mar 28, 2021as a rising number of coronavirus infection tamed the Holi festival. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Devotees celebrated Dol Purnima on a limited scale at Dhakeshwari National Temple in Dhaka on Sunday, Mar 28, 2021as a rising number of coronavirus infection tamed the Holi festival. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Young women daubed each other with colour during Dol festival muted by a resurgence of COVID-19 at Dhakeshwari National Temple in Dhaka on Sunday, Mar 28, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Young women daubed each other with colour during Dol festival muted by a resurgence of COVID-19 at Dhakeshwari National Temple in Dhaka on Sunday, Mar 28, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Hindu devotees light candles as part of rituals of Dol Purnima at Dhakeshwari National Temple in Dhaka on Sunday, Mar 28, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Hindu devotees light candles as part of rituals of Dol Purnima at Dhakeshwari National Temple in Dhaka on Sunday, Mar 28, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • A young woman smeared with colour poses for a photo during Dol Purnima festival, organised on a limited scale amid the coronavirus pandemic, at Dhakeshwari National Temple in Dhaka on Sunday, Mar 28, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    A young woman smeared with colour poses for a photo during Dol Purnima festival, organised on a limited scale amid the coronavirus pandemic, at Dhakeshwari National Temple in Dhaka on Sunday, Mar 28, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Dhakeshwari National Temple in Dhaka scaled back Dol Purnima festivities on Sunday, Mar 28, 2021 as a spike in coronavirus infection rates tamed the Holi festival. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Dhakeshwari National Temple in Dhaka scaled back Dol Purnima festivities on Sunday, Mar 28, 2021 as a spike in coronavirus infection rates tamed the Holi festival. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Devotees celebrated Dol Purnima on a limited scale at Dhakeshwari National Temple in Dhaka on Sunday, Mar 28, 2021as a rising number of coronavirus infection tamed the Holi festival. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Devotees celebrated Dol Purnima on a limited scale at Dhakeshwari National Temple in Dhaka on Sunday, Mar 28, 2021as a rising number of coronavirus infection tamed the Holi festival. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Hindu devotees light candles as part of rituals of Dol Purnima at Dhakeshwari National Temple in Dhaka on Sunday, Mar 28, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Hindu devotees light candles as part of rituals of Dol Purnima at Dhakeshwari National Temple in Dhaka on Sunday, Mar 28, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • A young woman smeared with colour poses for a photo during Dol Purnima festival, organised on a limited scale amid the coronavirus pandemic, at Dhakeshwari National Temple in Dhaka on Sunday, Mar 28, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    A young woman smeared with colour poses for a photo during Dol Purnima festival, organised on a limited scale amid the coronavirus pandemic, at Dhakeshwari National Temple in Dhaka on Sunday, Mar 28, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove