Holi celebrates the triumph of good over evil and falls in the month of Phalgun on a full moon day. The tradition of burning ‘Holika’ is religiously followed even today. According to legend Hirankashyap (the devil) ordered his sister Holika to sit in a bed of fire with his son Prahlad for not obeying him and praying to God. Since fire could not harm Holika, she stepped into the fire with Prahlad but was burnt to ashes as Prahlad escaped unhurt.
On this day, children and adults smear ‘Gulal’ (pink coloured powder) and play with pichkaris (water jet) as they drench everyone in sight. Holi is also a time to savour some delectable sweets and enjoy it with some thandai and bhang (Holi drink).
May you find your life partner during this festival of colours. Wish you a Happy Holi!
Quick Facts»Holi celebrations begin with a bonfire being lit on the eve of Holi known as ‘Purnima’. »The main day of this festival is known as ‘Dhuleti’. »Holi is also observed in our bordering countries like Nepal and Sri Lanka.
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