Holi is one of the most popular festival of India which is celebrated in all the regions. According to the Hindu calendar, it is celebrated on the full moon day of Hindi month Phalguna. In 2017, this occasion will be on 13 March. This festival has various legends which varies from region to region. In Barsana and other parts of Vrindavan, it signifies the love of Radha and Krishna.
Why Is Holi Celebrated?
The reason behind celebrating Holi is the popular legend of Holika and Prahlad. According to the story, Holika, the sister of Hiranyakashipu had a boon that she was resistant to fire. Taking advantage of this fact, Hiranyakashyap asked her to sit in the flames of fire with his son, Prahlad. The king used to dislike his son, because he was a devotee of Lord Vishnu, and Hiranyakashipu was an atheist. Holika did the same as she was told, but due to Vishnu’s grace she was burnt in the fire, while Prahlad was saved. After this incident, tradition of Holika Dahan and Holi came into existence.
Message Each Color Conveys
Pink: Brotherhood & friendliness
Yellow: Religious feeling
Blue: Tranquility & Patience