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Holi – Festival of Colours

The festival of Holi is celebrated on the day after the full moon in early March (Phalguna) every year. Holi celebration begins with lighting up of bonfire symbolizing the victory of good over evil.

Dhulhendi (Dhulwad), people spend the day throwing coloured powder and water at each other.

Holi - rangpanchami

This festival is also associated with the immortal love of Krishna and Radha, and Pralhad – bhakta of Lord Vishnu.
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HOli in traditional way

In Maharashtra, Holi is called Shimga or Rangpanchami.

In Bengal, Holi features the Dolayatra.

In Punjab, they call it ‘Hola Mohalla’

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Scientific reason for celebrating the Holi,

1) The mutation period of winter and spring, induces the growth of bacteria in the atmosphere as well as in the body. When Holika is burnt, temperature rises to about 145 degrees Fahrenhiet. Following the tradition when people perform Parikrima (circumambulation or going around) around the fire, the heat from the fire kills the bacteria in the body thus, cleansing it.

2) The day after the burning of Holika people put ash (Vibhuti) on their forehead and they would mix Chandan (sandalpaste) with the young leaves and flowers of the Mango tree and consume it to promote good health.

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  1. sunita
    March 3, 2009 at 5:44 am

    happy holi

  2. March 10, 2009 at 8:17 am

    happy holi

  3. March 11, 2009 at 3:54 am

    happy holi

  4. NS Bisht
    February 27, 2010 at 9:07 am

    May God gift you all the colors of life, colors of joy, colors of happiness, colors of friendship, colors of love and all other colors you want to paint in your life. Happy Holi.

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