Holi is the festival of colors come on 11th March 2009
People wear out new clothes and meet relatives, friends and etc. Holi specials food are like gujiya, malpuas, mathri, dahi badas with big glass full with thandai. Holi is the vibrant Indian festivals which unite to all peoples.
Holi Indian festival enjoy by all age people. Holi celebrated among all over the country by different religious. The Hinduism festival Holi celebrations tie to the all people together.
Holi festival is one of the most important festivals for Indian people. All Hindu festivals end after Holi festivals. Holi festival is the sign of colors of happiness. Holi is celebrated with enthusiasm and come in Falgun month of hindu calendar (March).
Different states people celebrate Holi with different traditions. But one thing you can see same in all difeerent state celebration and different tradition is the spirit of it. Holi festivals may be known by various names.
Holi Festival Preparations
Whole country India dress in a festival look during the day of Holi. Market also look colorful and shoppers start preparation for attracting more people. Before few days of Holi festival roadside are full with color and celebration materials. Shops are buzz with modern design, attractive and innovative pichkaris. Many persons buy pichkaris to drench everybody in the group and town.
Women in the family start making recipes for the holi festivals. Gujiya, mathri, papdi are made for family, friends and relative. In the north India women also makes papads, potato chips and etc.
Season of Bloom
Everyone gets charmed at time of festival Holi because itself is so nice.Holi also known as spring Festival because it marks the arrival of spring the season. With holi festival winter seasons goes and summer start. Nature also look like celebrating Holi festival because it wear new clothes.
The gloom of the winter goes as Holi promises of bright summer days. Nature too, it seems rejoices at the arrival of Holi and wears its best clothes. All farms are fulfilled with harvests promising a good crop to the farmers. All flowers farms blooming with color and perfume in the air.
Holi Festival Legends
Holi History - King Hiranyakashyap
Holi festival also has many story like other hindu festivals story. The chief legend associated with holi is related with demon King Hiranyakashyap. Devil King Hiranyakashyap want every person in his kingdoms worship him. But King Hiranyakashyap devout son, Prahlad worships a Lord Vishnu. So that’s why Hiranyakashyap wanted to kill his son prahlad. Hiranyakashyap sister hoika had a boon which made holika protected to fire. Hiranyakashyap requested sister Holika to enter inside a blazing fire with Prahlad in her lap. But Prahlad has extreme devotion of God Vishnu. That’s why Prahlad was saved by god Vishnu and evil Holike was burnt to ashes. From that time, people light small or big a bonfire, called Holika on the event of Holi festival. So People celebrate the victory of good over bad.
Holi Festival Mythology - Evil Pootana
Another one legend associated with Holi is related with evil Pootana. Krishna’s devil uncle Kansa want to kill Krishna. So Kansa sent evil Pootna to kill Krishna. Evil Pootana tried to kill newborn child Krishna by feeding it poisonous milk. But Lord Krishna sucked her blood and kill Pootna. So that, some people also celebrate the death of evil Pootna.
Hindu Festival Holi Legends - Lord Kaamdeva
South India people worship god Kaamadeva- the Lord of love.According to a mythology, Kaamadeva shot his powerful love arrow on God Shiva to rescind his interest in the sophisticated affairs in the interest of the earth. However, God Shiva was infuriated as he was in deep mediation and opened his third eye which burn Kaamadeva. Though, later on the request of Kaamadeva's wife rati, Shiva was pleased to re-establish Kaamadeva back.