Interesting Facts about Holi
Friends Holi is a festival of colors and love that is celebrated on the full moon day of the month of Phagun. According to the English calendar, Phagun month often comes at the end of the month of March and the beginning of April. Holi festival begins with Holika Dahan in India, the second day is called Dhulendi, in which all Indians are drenched in colors. This festival has been celebrated in India for many years. Let us tell you some interesting facts related to Holi
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According to the elders, the word Holi came from Holika, which is related to the story of the demon Hiranyakashyap and the devotee Prahlada. Hiranyakashipu was a courtier of Lord Vishnu in his previous birth, but due to a curse, he was born as a demon on earth. Hiranyakashyap’s son Prahlada opposed him, so he called his sister Holika to kill Prahlada. Prahlada sat in the fire with Holika, in which Prahlada survived but Holika got burnt. Since then, this festival is celebrated as Holika Dahan as good over evil. Later Hiranyakashyap was killed by the Narasingavatar of Lord Vishnu.
Holika is not a story about playing colors on Holi, but on this day Lord Krishna killed a demon named Putana, in whose joy the villagers celebrated the festival of Holi in Brindavan. On this full moon, Lord Krishna composed Raslila with the gopis and celebrated the festival of playing colors on the second day. Since then, there is a trend of color play which started from Vrindavan and today the Braj Holi is the most famous in India.
In the Vedic period, the festival of Holi was called Navneshta Yajna. In this yagya, there was a law in the society to take prasad in the sacrificial fire and take prasad. That grain is called Hola since then it was called Holikatswa. Since then you must have seen that we cook wheat earrings as a half grain at the time of Holika Dahan and take them as prasad.
It is written in the Sri Brahmapuran that on the day of Phaguna Purnima, by converging the mind and swinging in the hindole, he definitely goes to Baikuntha Lok to see Shrigovind Purushottam. On this day, eating mango manjari and sandalwood is considered very important. Rishi Manu was also born on this day.
In religious terms, in Holi, the people who make their costumes with colorful faces and clothes are of Lord Shiva’s Ganas. His dance song presents the scene of Huddang Machana and Shivaji’s procession, hence the association of Holi is also associated with Lord Shiva.
In the Mahabharata period, Yudhishthira also said that the importance of Holi was said on this day, the public should play fearless sports. On the day of Holi, laughter, jumping, dancing is the end of sin. He told his people to mock Haas after three revolutions of the flame of Holi, since then Holi is celebrated as a festival of joy and happiness.
Holi has become a festival in Kali Yuga, on which day all parents allow their children to dance and jump. While on other days, there is a lot of scolding when it gets a little dirty, but this is the only festival in which children including parents also become similar in color.
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In the Indian civilization, no foreigner girl has the freedom to touch, but on this day, anyone can apply color to any girl and say “Bura Naa Maano Holi Hai”.
This is the only festival in India where people of all religions play Holi together. People of all religions consider Holi as a festival of happiness, and forget about the old sorrow by joining Holi.
Holi is the only festival celebrated all over the world. As you know that many people of Hinduism are spread all over the world, who gradually made Holi a famous festival, which is enjoyed by foreigners also. Holi often attracts foreigners in India too.