Holi the most popular festival of India and it is celebrated with great joy. It is the festival of colours. It is the colorful event held every year in the month of March. This year Holi is being celebrated on Wednesday, 20 March. On this day the whole town, villages and street are fully covered with colours. People of all age group celebrate Holi by spraying colours on everyone and in return they also spray colours.
Holi the "Festival of Colours" - Why Do We Celebrate Holi?
Every March, people celebrate Holi for at least two days. It is the festival of colours and therefore it is called the Festival of Colors. It is one of the religious holidays for the faith of Hindu. It is the festival of happiness and most importantly triumph of good over evil. On the first evening of Holi, people in India party together and the logs of wood are lit into a holy fire and offerings of sweets to the lord Narsimha. The story of Holi is as there was a devotee named Prahlad totally dedicated towards lord Vishnu, he was a son of an evil king Hiranyakashyap. The king desired that all his subjects worship only him. As a devoted follower of Vishnu, he knew it was wrong of his father to call himself a god. So he refused to worship him like one. Hiranyakashyap was very angry at his son and tried to change his son's mind. But he could not do that. Then tried to kill his son by burning him alive! To do that, he called his evil sister, Holika, who had a magical power of not getting burned. He asked Holika to hold Prahalad on her lap and sit ona bonfire. She agreed and holds Prahalad on her lap and sits on bonfire. As the fire was blazing, Vishnu appeared and took away Holika's magical power and rescued Prahalad. Holika died in the fire. Her evil intentions were put to rest when her boon broke before a true devotee. Therefore, Hindus light fire to signify victory of good over evil and faith in God. The next morning people come out of their homes and greet each other by applying colors and offering sweets one another.
Holi gifts ideas for 2019
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