Holi or ‘Phagwah’ is the most popular and colourful festival celebrated by followers of the Vedic Religion. It is celebrated as reap festival as well as welcome-festival for the spring season in India. Holi festival celebration is characterized by performing Holi puja as per Hindu custom. Dhuleti, falls day after Holi Puja, is considered to be the real festival of colors.
Why Is Holi Celebrated In India
Holi is considered to be the biggest festival of Hindu religion. This festival removes the teachings of the people and plays the role of brother-in-law. On this day people receive their blessings by putting Abir and Gulal on their own. Holi is very famous as a festival of colors, Holi is celebrated with glamor in India. Holi is also very popular in other countries, especially where Indians live. Holi Phalgun is celebrated on the full moon day in the month.
Every festival has its own story which is based on religious beliefs. There is a story behind Hali. There was a king named Hiranyakshyap, who considered himself to be the strongest, therefore he hated the deities and he did not even like to hear the name of Lord Vishnu of the gods but his son Prahlad was the supreme devotee of Lord Vishnu. This thing was not liked by Hiranyakasip, he scared his son in many ways and prevented the worship of Lord Vishnu, but Prahalad did not listen to one who was absorbed in the worship of his Lord. One day, Hiranyakasip made a plan, according to which, he made a plan according to which he told his sister Holika (Holika had a boon that she was conquered on fire, that she could not burn the fire), sitting with Prahlad on the altar of fire. Prahalad sat on the altar with his grandfather and became absorbed in the devotion of his god. Then suddenly the Holika started burning and the sky became, according to which the Holika was reminded that if she misused her boon, she would herself be burnt to ashes and So did happen . Prahalad’s fire did not spoil anything and the Holika was consumed by burning. Likewise, the people celebrated the joy that day, and till today, the day is celebrated in the name of Holika Dahan and they celebrate this day from Rango the next day.
Children and teenagers fight with each other use fast and clammy colors to celebrate Holi. Holi is famous all over the world for its gaiety in spirit. Each year, young and old, men and women, all pamper themselves in the spirit of colors and for once forget the social taboos. There are delicious food to enjoy such as ‘Gujhias’ and ‘Papris’ and there are interesting traditions and customs of Holi that have their own regional variances.
This is all fun and joy for them. Holi festival is celebrated as the festival of the victory of good over evil. Even today, bonfires are lit on the night before Holi in the reminiscence of the event and burning of the evil Holika. It symbolizes the conquest of Good over evil.
Importance of Holi Puja
According to Hindu religion , Holi celebrates the festival with great glory. On this day, the women worship Holi for happiness, prosperity, and childbirth. Preparations for Holika Dahan are started almost a month ago. The thorns, thorny bushes or woods are collected and Holika is burnt in auspicious time on holi day.
If you have to enjoy Holi, then you go to Mathura and there is a different kind of Holi. On the day of Holi, the puja and the dessert are specially made in the house of the people. Like other festivals of India, Holi is also a symbol of victory over evil. According to ancient mythology, the story of King Hiranyakashipu is associated with Holi
How To Celebrate Holi
Children and youngsters fight with each other use fast and clammy colors to celebrate Holi. This is all fun and joy for them. Holi festival is celebrated as the festival of the victory of good over evil. Even today, bonfires are lit on the night before Holi in memory of the event and burning of the evil Holika. It symbolizes the victory of Good over evil.
People celebrate the festival of colour, holi, with thrill, joy, and fun. They spread each other with coloured powder and throwing colourful water, kids used to play Holi with colourful pichkaris of different shapes like giant syringes or squirt guns or some cartoons and animals etc. On this time of Holi people are wishing each other with holi wishes, holi SMS, holi greetings, and holi images.