In this blog, we are going to tell you about one of the most favorite festivals HOLI. Many festivals are celebrates in India, one of them is the festival of Holi. Which celebrates by everyone by applying Gulal with colors. In different places in India, Holi is famous by different names like Holi celebration of Vrindavan, Holi of Kashi, Holi of Braj, Holi of Mathura, etc. On the day of Holi, everyone prepares different types of dishes in their homes and invites guests. On the first day of Holi, everyone gathers at night and burns Holika and dances and sings with DJ.
Holi is celebrated every year in leap on the full moon day in the month of March (Phagun). This year Holi will celebrates on 8 March 2023. On this day all the employees and students have two days off. Holika is burnt by making a wooden Holika on the first day and Holi is celebrated on the second day. On the day of Holi, children go door-to-door to ask for Holi with dholak and colors. They are given money by the people. People are already busy in the preparations for Holi, everyone takes sweets and colors to their relatives’ houses. On the day of Holi, everyone forgets their inferiority complex and meets each other. Holi is in many countries. Like Canada, America, Bangladesh, etc. Every year Holi falls on a different date in the month of March.
Why We Celebrates Holi ?
The story of Prahlad, the son of Asura Hiranyakashipu, is behind the celebration of Holi festival. Hiranyakashyap was the king of the Asuras who considered himself as God. But Prahlad, the son of Hiranyakashyap, was a devotee of Lord Vishnu and had infinite faith in him. Hiranyakashyap did not like this thing at all. Regarding this, Hiranyakashyap used to oppose his son’s immense devotion towards Lord Vishnu and was unhappy with him. He thought that no one else can be considered as God except him. How many times did Hiranyakashyap kill Prahlad? But Prahlad did not listen to a word of his father and even after being warned, he remained engrossed in the worship of Vishnu. Many times Hiranyakashyap tried to kill his son but he failed in this attempt. After all efforts, Hiranyakashyap thought of taking the help of his sister Holika.
God had given a boon to Holika that no one can burn Holika in the fire. After this, a pyre is made by Hiranyakashyap, in which Prahlad is made to sit with Holika and the pyre is set on fire. Prahlad remains engrossed in worshiping Vishnu even after sitting in the pyre and Holika is consumed in the fire. His boon also becomes ineffective because he used his boon to misuse it. On the other hand, Prahlad remains safe even after sitting in the fire because of the power of his devotion.
It is being told in this story that evil has to end one day . Moral of the story, from this day on the first day of Holi, Holika of wood and cloth is made by all the people. People worshiped Holika Dahan on this day, in which people request to end their evils with Holika.
Things To Keep In Mind On Holi
The important things which we have to keep in mind on Holi celebration. Read Below :
- Do not use chemical and glass colors in Holi. This damages the skin. Along with this, many people also have allergy problems.
- Use clean water to play holi.
- Take care of your eyes while playing Holi. For this, use glasses while playing Holi.
- Do not throw water balloons at any person driving on the road. This makes that person more likely to get into an accident.
- Do not throw water on any vehicle, it can also cause an accident.
- While playing Holi, keep your eyes safe from colors and pichkari.
- Do not consume alcohol on the day of the festival.
- Do not throw water balloons and water cannons at old people.
- Be sure to tell small children about their safety while playing Holi.
Harmful Effect Of Holi Celebration
People wait for Holi throughout the year. But sometimes many accidents also happen on Holi. On the day of Holi, instead of using Gulal, people use chemical and glass mixed colors. Due to chemical the face gets effects. Many people get intoxicated by mixing drugs and alcohol, due to which many people also become victims of accidents. Similarly, on the day of Holi, children fill balloons with water and throw them on top of the vehicles or die by throwing water cannons and colors into their eyes.
We prepare major dishes in festivals, similarly as in Holi also. People prepare different types of dishes like – Ghevar, Gujiya, Mawa Pede etc. All the children eagerly wait for Holi. People start preparing the dishes made on the occasion of Holi from the first few days. On the day of Holi, everyone goes to the house of their relatives with the sweets made.
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