Holi the colourful festival

Holi is the” festival of colours” as well as of “sweets” specially gujiya. Holi got its......

Date: 2019-03-14

Holi is the” festival of colours” as well as of “sweets” specially gujiya. Holi got its name as colourful festival from the childhood frolics of Lord Krishna who used to play pranks on the people by sloshing them into water or colour. It is one of the best occasion to explore in India at its happiness.

So, Holi is basically celebrated over the victory of good and particularlyit is celebrated in a minor way, the specific date of Holi is derived from year to year, as it's observed on the full moon day of Phagun (12th)in  month of Hindu calendar, which usually falls at the end of February or early March. It is almost celebrated in every part of India.The ritual starts by lighting up the bonfire one day before the day of Holi and this process symbolizes the triumph of good over the bad. On the day of Holi people play with colours with their friends and families and in evening they show love and respect to their close ones with sweets.

Some of the religious name and type of holi: -

  1. DULANDI HOLI: - The bhabhi's on this day get a social sanction on Holi to beat their devars and make them pay the price of all the pranks they played on them for the entire year. Bhabhi's roll up their sarees in the form of a rope in a mock rage, and give a good run to their devars.
    In the evening, devars are supposed to bring sweets for their dear bhabhi.
  2. BASANT UTSAV: - What is appreciated is the grace and dignified manner in which Vasant Utsav is celebrated in West Bengal as compared to boisterous Holi witnessed in most parts of India. Boys and girls joyfully welcome Spring, the season of hope not just with colours but with songs, dance, chanting of hymns in the serene ambiance of Shantiniketan.
  3. LATHMAAR HOLI: -Following the tradition, men of Nandgaon, the birthplace of Krishna, come to play Holi with the girls of Barsana, but instead of colours they are greeted with sticks.
  4. HOLA MOHALLA: -The festival is celebrated for three consecutive days, in which members of Sikh community display their physical strength by performing dare-devil acts like bareback horse-riding, standing erect on two speeding horses, Gatka (mock encounters), tent pegging etc. This is followed by music and poetry competition to lighten the charged up atmosphere.
  5. SHIMGO: - The most interesting facet of Holi or Shimgmotav in Goa is the huge procession which is carried out in Panjim. Highpoint of this is performances of troupes and cultural drama depicting mythological and religious stories. People from every cast and religion participate in this festival with great enthusiasm.

And holi is also known as the spring festival. As the spring, come along with this crazy festival.

That’s India, one festival and thousand ways to celebrate. Come and explore India with us on this holi festival.  


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