Facts About Holi You May Not Know

Facts About Holi You May Not Know

Holi as we know is one of the greatest festival of Hindus. Holi festival is a Hindu spring festival celebrated in the Indian subcontinent, also known as the “festival of colours”. Every Indian celebrate it with great joy. One this special day people shows there happiness and love by spreading colours on others.

 

“Pyar ke rang se bharo pichkari
Sneh ke rang se rang do duniya sari
Ye rang na jaane koi jaat na koi Boli
Aapko advance me Happy Holi!
 “

 

Let’s know some interesting facts about holi that many of you may not knew.

Facts About Holi You May Not Know

The name Holi comes from “Holika”, the sister of demon King “Hiranyakashyap.” The story of “Bhakt Prahlad” is very famous and well known. I hope you also knew it but if not don’t worry i will tell you.

There was the evil king knows as “Hiranyakashyap” he had a son know as “Prahlad.” Prahlad was a devotee of Lord Vishnu but his evil father don’t like him to worship Lord Vishnu However, Prahlad worshiped Vishnu despite his father’s denial.

Thus the demon king ordered Prahlad to sit on pyre along with Holika  the sister of the demon king. When the fire started, Holika was burnt to death in spite of her immunity to fire, and miraculously Prahlad was saved because Prahlad asked the help of Lord Vishnu during the event.

The burning of Holika is celebrated as Holika Dahan and next day of it Holi is celebrated. It is “victory of good over evil.”

 

“Celebrating the colors,
of our beautiful relationship,
I wish you and your family,
all the bright hues of life.
Have a colorful holi!”

 

Occurrence of Holi and its celebration

Holi is celebrated after the full moon in the month of ‘Phalguna’ which generally falls between February and March.

The festival of Holi is celebrated for at least 16 days in the Brag region of India where Krishna was born.

Holi is know by many names. The first day is known as Holika Dahan or Chhoti Holi and the second as Rangwali Holi, Dhuleti, Dhulandi or Dhulivandan.

 

“A true and caring relation doesn’t have to
speak loud, a soft sms is just enough to
express the heartiest feelings. Enjoy the
festival of Holi with lot of fun.”

 

Facts about rituals during Holi

A special delight that people make at their home is Gujiya. It is a stuffed sweet delicacy where the stuffing consists of dry fruits and other sweet items. It is very popular and people enjoy the delight to their full extent.

Kids enjoy a lot during holi its one of their favourite festival, they through colours and balloons on each others.

A popular saying:- The festival of colors is also popular for a saying “Bura na mano, Holi hai!” which means “do not mind, it’s Holi.”

The festival starts on the night before Holi when people gather and start a bonfire. People gather around the fire to watch it while eating their favorite food items, and talk with friends. This shows as the burning of Holika.

Facts About Holi You May Not Know

How should we celebrate Holi ?

Facts About Holi You May Not Know

Holi is the festival of colours. Along with fond memories of gulal, rain dancing, pichkaris, you must also have experienced nightmares of skin, hair and eye allergies. But playing with colours, especially artificial colours which are highly structured with polymers that are difficult to decompose biologically and prove hazardous to the environment (both soil and water). These colours are prepared from acids, mica, glass powder, alkalis, dolomite, chalk powder which are very harmful to the body.

Water as we know is very precious, during holi we should try to preserve water and should try to play dry holi. This will be a great help to environment.

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Facts About Holi You May Not Know

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