· Holi the festival of colors
Holi is celebrated all over the world but it is mostly celebrated in parts of India and in Nepal. Holi is also known as festival of colors. It is a celebration of love, color, unity and equality. On the day when Holi is celebrating people meet to each other and play with colors. holi word is generated from the word “Hola” which means to offer pooja to the god for getting good Harvest. Holi is celebrated for two days. It is a Hindu festival and it also marks the arrival of spring. The timing of Holi is decided with the moon but generally It is celebrated in the month of March. In this festival people thrown colors powder to each other and enjoy this festival. But there is two parts of Holi: first one is Holika Dahan and the second one is Rangowali Holi.
|importance of holi|
Holika Dahan takes place the night before the Rangowali Holi. In this, wood and dung-cakes are burns to signify good defeating evil (the god Vishnu helps burn the devil Holika to death). And in the Rangowali Holi people gather at a specific place and used colors to play with each other. People also used water to play Holi. Holi helps to bring the society together and makes strength in them. In the evening of the day people wears new dresses and come out of their home with gulal and exchanges gifts from one another. There ae very new types of dishes made on this day for the guests and people enjoy meals together on this day.
Holi Related to Radha and Krishna
Holi is also known for the love of Legend Radha and Krishna. Krishna had a dark skin and Radha had a fair skin so Krishna applied colors on Radha’s faces because he is jealous of her fair skin. And this is known as expression of love for each other.
Holi famous in India
Holi is very famous in India and it is one of the major festivals of India. It is famous as Basant Utsav in rural India. It is celebrated with extreme joy and happiness. Temples are specially decorated at the time of Holi. Peoples of India enjoys the listening of songs related to Holi. Indian people like to drink Bhang on the occasion with their open heart. When people throw colors to one another they say- Bura n mano Holi hai.
Cultural significance of Holi
The festival Holi has a cultural significance among Hindu traditions in India. On this pay people forgives to others and meet to each other from the ancient time. Holi is start of the new year. The legend of Hiranyakashyap and Prahlad reassure the people of the victory of the god over evil.
Holi in Mathura and Vrindavan
The Holi is very famous festival of Mathura and Vrindavan. It is a great land where lord Shiva Krishna take birth and celebrates Holi with his love Radha. Holi is a great significance of their love and devotion for each other. In Mathura and Vrindavan whole week celebration takes place with a huge crowd of people. Many people come from other cities to celebrate Holi in Mathura. In Vrindavan a very famous Temple Bake- Bihari temple where a grand celebration of Holi takes place.