Holi – Festival of colours

Holi is known as the festival of colors. Holi is celebrated annually with enthusiasm and enthusiasm in March by followers of the Hindu religion. Those who celebrate the festival, look forward to it every year with the desire to play with colors and have beautiful dishes.

The people forget their problems and indulged in this celebration of brotherhood with joy and happiness. In other words, we forget our animosity and get into a festive mood. Holi is called a festival of colors because people play with colors and apply it to each other’s faces to color in the essence of the festival.

Holi’s history
Hinduism believes that there was a satanic king named Hiranyakashyap long ago. He had a son named Prahlad who was a great disciple of Lord Vishnu. He also had a sister named Holika who had the blessings that fire could cause no harm to her. It is believed that the satanic king had the blessings of King Brahma. This blessing meant that no one, animal or weapon could kill him. This blessing became a curse to him as he became very proud. He commanded his kingdom to serve him instead of God, not to leave his own son.

After this, all the people began to worship him except his son, Prahlad. Prahlad refused to worship his father instead of God as he truly believed in King Vishnu. Seeing his disobedience, the king of Satan plotted to assassinate Prahlad. She sat him on the fire with her son in her lap, where Holika was burned and Prahlad came out safe. This showed that he was protected by his Master because of his devotion. Therefore, the people began to celebrate Holi as a victory for good over evil.

Holi Celebration
People celebrate Holi with great enthusiasm and enthusiasm, especially in North India. The day before the Holi, people performed a ritual called ‘Holika Dahan’. In this tradition, people pile piles of wood in public places to burn them. It shows the burning of evil forces in the review of the story of Holika and King Hiranyakashyap. In addition, they gathered around the Catholic Church to seek blessings and to dedicate themselves to God.

On the next day people celebrate their joy with colours. The people get up early and offer pooja to God. After that, they put on white clothes and played with colors. They pour water on each other. Children run around the water colors using water guns. Likewise, adults also become children on this day. They dye each other’s faces and dip them in water.

In the evening, they bathe and dress appropriately for visiting friends and family. They danced all day and drank a special drink called ‘bhaang’. People of all ages enjoy the special taste of holi ‘gujiya’ vigorously.

In short, Holi spreads love and brotherhood. It brings harmony and happiness to the world. Holi symbolizes the victory of good over evil. This colorful festival unites people and removes all forms of neglect in life.