In India, most festivals are celebrated to proclaim the triumph of good over evil. Holi is no exception. Based on where you are the reason for the celebration varies.
One such basis is when Prahalad, the faithful devotee of Vishnu was attempted to be killed by a demon named Holika. Holika had the boon such that she will not be harmed by fire, so she carried Prahalad into a burning pyre. But such was the devotion of Prahalad to Vishnu that he escaped unharmed but Holika was burned to ashes. Holi is said to have originated for the celebration of this event.
Another event that has significance for the celebration of Holi is when Krishna was in love with Radha & wanted to tell her. But he was afraid that she might not accept him as his skin was Blue. So when Krishna told his mother Yashoda of his plight, Yashoda asked Krishna to take some color put in on Radha’s face. After that, she will take him as he was & she did. This throwing of colors to each other is also said to be a premise for celebrating Holi.
While the religious significance was understood Holi is different from any other Indian festival, not in reason of observance but in the manner of celebration. As an Indian, the one thing that comes across our minds about Holi is the fun & joy we get by throwing colored powders like Ghulal, colored water in balloons & more on others. And it’s not a private affair but the most public celebration one can think of, where we go around streets finding & playing with our neighbors, friends & family with no difference. It’s almost like a day where we forget everything & only celebrate.
So go out there & celebrate this happy festival to the fullest & have a blast. Have you got your Holi Gear ready?
For those last-minute planners & those wanting to celebrate in the long weekend. Read on to know how to make this year’s Holi the best!
Unlike other festivals & occasions where your clothes matter to make a statement, for Holi, all you need to wear is something Light & Bright. Hence any such clothes are fine but remember, they will be no longer be Light or bright after the celebration. So pick something that is on its way out or cheap.
The Gear Colours
What is Holi without colors, water balloons, water guns & more? But things to keep in mind is the colors & its effect on you. Those available in the local market are made of synthetic chemicals also used for rangoli. These may be cheap & bright but in a health perspective not at all safe. Rather than discussing the symptoms on using them go for the natural alternative colors that are herbal so safety is ensured.
Playing with colors is fun but how to maximize your enjoyment. Bring out the child in you & get yourself the Holi playthings like easy to fill water balloons, color bombs, water guns & more. These just don’t just maximize the fun but take it to another level.
Capture the moment
Nowadays anything we do, it’s normal to let others know. We let them know by uploading pictures, videos, gifs etc on Instagram, Facebook & other Social networks. Don’t you want to capture those colored & happy Holi moments of you & your loved ones?
Don’t know how?
Solution: Get a Water-Resistant phone
The After Party!
After the long & enjoying celebration how would you feel apart from happy? Hungry!
Well, celebration & cooking don’t go hand in hand. But Holi has that one item that is surely not to be missed. Yes, I am talking about Bhaang. Consume it as a Thandai, Lassi, pakoda, gujia or any other form to elevate your spirits as you celebrate.
For food, give yourself a rest & order what you want. As Holi is more of a celebration than a festival, traditional food items aren’t many. Eat what you want by ordering online!
So wish you guys a very colorful & delighted HOLI 2018.
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