Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Holi a festival of colours

Holi is festival of colours most popularly celebrated in (Northern) India. There are various aspects of Holi which makes it so significant. Most of the aspects are not so apparent but a view reveal the significance of Holi.
Actual process of Holi is initiated on Full Moon day. This is also termed as Holika Dahan. Pooja takes place a day before the Holi Festival ( played with colours). Holika Dahan is the major ritual performed at the time of Holi which is also considered an important Holi Puja. People light Holi fire on the eve of the festival to celebrate the victory of 'good' over 'bad'. Holi gets us close collaborate and integrate with each other and society. In the evening people visit friends and relatives and exchange gifts, sweets and greetings. This helps in revatalising relationships and strengthening emotional bonding.
India is known to be a country of mutiple festivals. One of the key reason, why there are so many festival in India is mainly because of keeping the everybody revitalised, away from the boredom of routine life and also collaborate, integrate and live life away from worries.

Happy Holi and Best Wishes

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