Let’s take a glance at the shades & components of ‘Natural Colors’ preferably used in the ‘Festival of Colors’. One may possibly not be familiar with the word ‘Phagu Purnima’; but when added further that this festival is none other than the celebration of colors. Often termed as ‘Holi’ this festival comes along with the exuberant colors played all over. One of the ancient festivals in the Hindu tradition is the festival of ‘Holi’ or conventionally ‘Phagun Purnima’; is celebrated on the dates which falls in the last week of February or at times even in the early days of March.

Natural Colors of Holi :

Holi Natural Colors

Ostensibly named after the mythological demons character Holika, this festival is popular to be celebration of colors. Depending on certain areas & traditions, the festival of colors is also celebrated for a long week to dedicate every color for specific days or so.

Without extending much curiosity; it is undoubtedly obvious that taking in to consideration the conservative risks of itching & damaging from artificial colors; it is prudent to switch over back again to apply & make use of traditional home made colors to avoid the risks & also maintain ecological balance which is otherwise disturbed by all means.

Getting back to colors; initially, only natural & herbal colors were used to celebrate. The powder also known as “Gulal” is a natural colored “Abir” & mixed with water to get “Rang“. Conversely, the use of synthetic artificial colors, oxidized metals or industrial dyes mixed with engine oil or other harmful solvents were to be the reason for the risk factors to damage skin.

Fortunately, the trend is to prefer eco friendly powders & pastes that produced from the natural extracts from flowers, vegetables etc. Likewise, Spinach or mint leaves are dried to obtain green, a relaxing color representing compassion & purity. Lastly celebrate the colors without interrupting the ecological cycle.

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