Holi also known as festival of colors is a major festival celebrated throughout the length and breadth of the country. It is a much awaited festival in the year and it is welcomed with great joy and zest in every Indian household. The festival is a spring festival. The major highlight of the festival is that on the day of the festival, people follow the age old tradition of playing with colors.

Natural and Herbal Holi Colors:

Holi Colors

Holi Colors

Both men and women of all age groups smear the colored powders on each other’s face and splash colored waters playfully. Traditionally, the colored powders were made of all natural products that had dyeing properties. The use of colors on this auspicious day has a link to Hindu Mythology. According to the mythology, Lord Krishna first played with colors during the festival.

It is believed that Lord Krishna used the colors, because the lord was jealous of the fair complexion of his beloved Radha. Lord Krishna on his mother’s suggestion to smear color on Radha’s face so that her complexion changed, the mischievous lord started playing with colors. This is how the celebration of Holi with colors came into existence and it is been continuing since then.

There are different types of colors used for celebrating the festival. Although, gulal (red colored powder) is the most popular powder, people use other red, green, yellow, purple, blue and other colors. Typically, the colors are dry and scented and are applied on the face. Gulal, being a soft color doesn’t cause stain even when it is mixed with water.

Before, the celebration of playing with colors; it is a tradition to apply tilak on the faces of the old members of the family. Today, most of the colors available in the market are made of chemical substances, they are harsh and can cause skin diseases. Hence, it better to use colors made of natural products so that you can enjoy playing Holi safely.

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Festivals of Colors Dol Purnima

Festivals of Colors

Holi a Color Festival of India:

Holi is the festival of colors and joy of beginning of spring season in the country. This is the festival which is celebrated with the greatest mud of enthusiasm with following of spiritual purpose.

It is one of the entertaining festivals of India. This is the time of good greetings, wishes and brotherhood. This is the festival which is the heart of India because it is the part of colors of life.

Holi celebration commences with lighting up of fire on the Holi eve. There are numerous legends & stories associated with the festival of Holi which makes the festival more enthusiastic and stunning. People use ‘gulal‘ and ‘abeer‘ for each others’ faces to make them colorful. There is a common saying of a slogan of this festival of Holi “bura na maano Holi hai”. Holi also gives a superb opportunity to send blessing and care for to dear ones with beautiful and colorful gifts.

Colors of Holi :

Holi is the one of the major festival of the India in the whole year. It is the first major occasion of celebration about the Hindu calendar so this festival celebrated each of the years in the month of spring season. (more…)

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