Bhajan for Holi Festival :

Holi is a festival with great celebration, and immense devotion towards the lords. Holi is celebrated for more than one reason in different parts of India, and even the kind of the celebration differ slightly from regions to regions. But the unwavered devotion of the people remains the same. In some places Holi celebration is mainly centred around burning of bonfires, holika, and playing with colours whereas in other places it is more about singing and dancing, celebrating the love of Radha and Krishna.

Whatever be the way the people celebrate holi, bhajans form a central part of these celebrations. Bhajans are nothing but devotional songs, sung for the deities, there are many songs describing the festival in its full galore. Some songs might be dedicated to certain part or story, whereas other songs might be on special characters that make Holi such a colourful festival. Different regions have their versions of bhajans, and their legends, thus adding to the beauty of the diversified culture yet united people of India.

The bhajans generally sung are Holi khelan aayo sham which literally means come play holi this evening, Raseya ko nari banayo re which means make the guy a woman, this particular bhajans sung in barsana where the tradition of dressing up a man as a woman and making him dance is followed till date. People in Bihar generally take out the idols of Radha and Lord Krishna in palanquin, these palanquins are ornately decorated, and people move around these palanquins singing devotional songs.

There is a magical quality in these songs and transcends the singers and the listeners to a different level of devotional state. Played with varied instruments, the bhajans are beautiful musicals with lucid lyrics and wonderful tunes that fill the listeners with great devotion. There are many different forms of Bhajans these days, but some have become favourites amongst the devotees.

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