Holi a festival of colour. Festival is not restricted/bounded to any one community.Holi which is great festival and makes it so significant for our today’s lives.. Ranging from socio-cultural, religious to biological there is every possible reason why we must heartily appreciate the festival and cherish the reasons for its celebrations.
So when, it’s time for Holi, please don’t hold yourself back and benefit from the festival to the hilt by participating with total enthusiasm in every single tradition related to the festival.
Holi is played because on this day ‘’Truth becomes more stronger.’’
Significance of Holi
Holi is an ancient Hindu religious festival. In the recent years the festival has spread to several parts of Europe and North America as a spring celebration of emotion, play, and brightness.
Holi celebrations start on the night before Holi with a Holika Dahan. In Holika Dahan, people gather, in front of the bonfire, and pray that their intrinsic evil is defeated. , was killed in the fire. The next early morning rejoices as Rangwali Holi – festival of colours, where people spread each other with colours. Water guns and water-filled bags, balloons are also used to play and colour each other. People forms groups and carry drums, other musical instruments, go from place to place(mostly visit their relatives), sing and dance together. Some drinks include bhang (marijuana), which is intoxicating. In the evening, after freshening up, people dress well and visit friends and family.
Reason behind for playing Holi
Holi-Scientific Reason for playing
Holi falls in the spring season. In this season, our body experiences some laziness due to the seasonal change from the cold to the heat in the climate change. To neutralise this inertia of the body, people vocalise loudly or even shout. Their movements are brisk, and their music is loud. All of this helps to reinvigorate the system of the human body.
Another scientific reason, for celebrating the Holi.
There is variation period of winter and spring induces the germination of bacteria in the atmosphere as well as in the body. When Holika is burnt, temperature increases to about 145 degrees Fahrenheit. Parikrama which is a part of the tradition and followed by people ( going around) to around the fire, the heat from the combustion kills the in the bacteriae body hence, purifying it.
Spiritual Reason behind playing Holi
The story started with the legend of Prahlad and Hiranyakshyap. Hiranyakshyap a devil and powerful king, who believe himself a god and wanted everyone to idolise and worship him. His son, Prahlad started to worship, The Lord Vishnu. This was the thing which hurts the most to Hiranyakshyap. So he wanted To get rid of his beloved son, and start to thinking to kill his son. Hiranyakshyap asked his sister, Holika to enter a burning very fiercely fire with Prahlad in her lap, as she had a blessing to enter fire uninjured. The story has it that Prahlad was saved for his utmost dedication for the Lord Vishnu while Holika paid the price for her wicked desire. The tradition of burning Holika or the ‘Holika dahan’ comes mainly from this fable.
Best Quotes about Holi
- Holi is a special time of year to remember those who are close to our hearts with splashing colors!
- Holi is the apt time to break the ice, renew relationships and link yourself with those that you wanted to with a bit of color.
- Holi is the day to express love with colors. It is a time to show affection. All the colors that are on you are of love.