Holi the Color Festival :

Colors play a significant role in everyday life. Colors are spread everywhere around a person all through his life. But the true meaning of colors can only be seen during the festival of Holi. Holi is the festival of colors and is celebrated all over India with great enthusiasm.

The importance of the festival lies in the fact that during the festival, people forget all their differences and celebrate Holi with brotherhood.

Festivals are an important part of Indian culture and Holi being an important Hindu festival has its own significance. The festival of Holi is connected to Lord Krishna and is celebrated with utmost zeal in parts of Mathura, Vrindavan, Barsana and other places related with birth of Lord Krishna. There are basically 2 types of Holi celebrated each year. One is the choti Holi and is also known as Holika Dahan, on this day bonfires are lit at various places as a symbol of burning away the evil.

Holika Dahan is celebrated because according to old myths it was on this day that Prahlad, devotee of Lord Vishnu escaped near death and Holika the evil got burned in fire. On the following day of Holika Dahan, Holi is celebrated in which people apply colors on each other’s faces. The celebration of Holi starts even 1 month before the festival and children throw water balloons and spray colors. On the day of Holi family members, neighbor and friends and relatives all gather to throw Gullal (colored powder) on each other.

It is celebrated at the end of the winter season (mid of March) and marks the beginning of summer season. The festival of Holi is a colorful event and it helps in bringing people close to each other and sends a message of love and peace to all.

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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,

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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 (more…)

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