Holi – CELEBRATION OF LOVE
The festival of Holi can be regarded as a celebration of Love and an oppurtunity to forget and indulge in unadulterated fun.
Holi – THANKSGIVING FOR GOOD HARVEST
Holi comes from the word ‘hola’, meaning to offer oblation or prayer for good harvest.
THoli – THE LEGEND OF HOLIKA
Holi is also associated with the Puranic story of Holika.The demon-king asked his sister Holika to take Prahlad, his son in her lap and enter a blazing fire. Holika had a boon to remain unburned even inside fire. Holika did her brother’s bidding. However,Holika’s boon ended by this act of supreme sin against the Lord’s devotee and was burnt to ashes. But Prahlad came out unharmed.
Holi – UNITY AND BROTHERHOOD
It has traditionally been celebrated by sprinkling colored powder(‘gulal’) on each other. It breaks barriers of discrimination so that everyone looks the same and universal brotherhood is reaffirmed.
Holi – USED PLANT DERIVATIVES AS COLOURS
Traditionally, washable natural plant-derived colours such as turmeric, neem, dhak and kumkum were used.