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Utah Hindu fest passes the Mormon test with flying colors

Holi » Spanish Fork event draws tens of thousands of Latter-day Saints and others to Krishna Temple.

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"We consider that when you chant the name of God, God is personally present," he says. "Even a person who comes for the first time with a less-than-serious attitude is likely to feel something they just don’t feel in other areas."

As for the Mormon invasion of a Hindu festival, Das doesn’t see the LDS hordes as party crashers. They’re welcome as are all others. The celebration breaks down barriers between strangers and unites color throwers in a common experience.

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Holi Festival of Colors

What » Holi Festival of Colors

When » Saturday, March 29, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday, March 30, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where » Sr Sri Radha Krishna Temple, 311 W. 8500 South, Spanish Fork

How much » $3

More information » http://www.festivalofcolorsusa.com/when-where/spanish-fork/

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If you want to get biblical about it, Das says, the festival promotes the two most important Christian concepts: loving God and your fellow men.

What, he wonders, could be more religious than that?


Twitter: @religiongal

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