What is Holi?
Holi is the Hindu festival which is almost celebrated by every people. This
festival falls on the full moon day in phalgun month, the month of March. This
festival is also known as the festivals of colors. It is celebrated when the
winter season comes to an end. People used to throw color powder along with
color water on each other on this special day. Bonfires are lit on this
festival, which is also known as holika dahan. This festival is also known as
the beginning of the new festival spring season.
History of Holi festival
History of Holi festival reveals that the victory of good evil over the bad one.
This festival is also related to king Hiranyanakashipu, who was the ruler and
want to exhibit his power to all the people. His own son prahlad refuses to obey
him because he was the main follower of Lord Vishnu. Hiranyanakashipu want to
punish his son so he ordered the holika to put prahlad in her lap and sit on the
bonfires because there will be no affect to holika as she will never be burnt.
But on that night prahad while sitting in her lap was praying to lord Krishna.
On reverse prahlad was saved and holika was burnt in fire. This day is also
celebrated the love day of Radha and Krishna along with the beginning of spring
season with warm and beautiful day.
How Holi festival is celebrated
Holi is also known as colorful festival which is related to unity and
brotherhood. It is celebrated without any consideration of caste color and creed
and celebrated by most of the people who used to throw colors and colors water
to each other and enjoys this colorful event. On this special day people used to
prepare several dishes and exchange greetings. People also used to have bhang on
this special day. Different people of the different state celebrated this
colorful festival with great enthusiasm. People used to take part in bonfires
which is conducted at public place, which signifies the legend related to holika