Holi is the brightest and most colorful festival of India. Better known as the festival of colors, Holi helps people to come close to each other and make them forget their differences. Holi is an important Hindu festival and is known to spread love among people.
Holi Celebration In India:
The history of Holi comes from the era of Lord Vishnu’s devotee Prahlad. After several failed chances of killing Prahlad,
King Hiranyakashipu decided to burn Prahlad and sent his demoness sister Holika. But Holika also died and it marked the beginning of Holi.
Holika Dahan is celebrated one day before the main day of Holi and on this day a bonfire is lit and people gather around the fire to mark the end of evil. Holika Dahan is followed by the festival of color Holi. Holi is celebrated in various ways all over India.
The celebration of Holi in Mathura, Vrindavan is considered to be the most astonishing. Being the birth place of Lord Krishna Mathura has its own tradition and rituals to celebrate the day.
Special puja and custom traditions of Lord Krishna are done on this day and the city is beautifully decorated. Barsana in Uttar Pradesh is known for the Lath Mar Holi. Here in this part women chase their husbands with sticks and men try to save themselves with shields. In other parts of India Holi is celebrated in a common way of throwing colored powders and synthetic colors on known’s and relatives.
Children celebrate the festival by throwing water and colored balloons on people. People sing and dance to the