The Holi is a sacred religious festival of Hindus. It is the festival of colors, festivity, enjoyment and fun. It is most favorite and famous festival, celebrated all across the world. the preparation of Holi festivals are done with great love and fun.
What is the Holi Legend of Radha Krishna?
One day, Krishna complained to his mother Yashoda about the injustice of nature which made Radha so fair and he so dark. To pacify the crying young Krishna, the doting mother asked him to go and colour Radha’s face in whichever colour he wanted. In a mischievous mood, naughty Krishna heeded the advice of mother Yashoda and applied colour on her beloved Radha’s face; Making her one like himself.
Well, there is also a legend to explain Krishna’s dark complexion. It so happened that once a demon attempted to kill infant Krishna by giving him poisoned milk. Because of which Krishna turned blue. But Krishna did not die and the demon shriveled up into ashes. The beautiful scene of Krishna’s prank in which he played colour with Radha and other gopis has been made alive in myriad forms in a number of paintings and murals
Other Holi Legend:
Prahlad and Holika: In Vaishnava theology, Hiranyakaship was the king of demons, and had received the boon of immortality from Lord Brahma. As his power and arrogance grew, he began objecting to people’s belief in the divine power and demanded that they worship him instead.
However, Hiranyakaship’s son Prahlad was a devotee of Lord Vishnu. When he failed to destroy his son’s beliefs despite placing him in near fatal situations, he ordered young Prahlad to sit on a pyre in his sister Holika’s lap. Holika was blessed with a shawl, which would prevent the fire from harming her.
Prahlad happily followed his father’s orders and prayed to the lord to save him. As the flames grew, to the spectators’ amazement, the shawl flew from Holika to Prahlad. From that day on, the burning of Holika is celebrated as Holi.
Holika Dahan is a festival celebrated one day before the festival of colours, Holi. It is celebrated as a festival of victory of good over evil and a triumph of a true devotee. There are many legends associated with this festival. One of the most significant legends is the story of Prahlad and his aunt, Holika.
Holi essay in English
Holi is the festival that is very well known due to its color celebration. The history of this festival is based on a boy named Prahalad, who is devoted to GOD. He was a son of a King Hiranya Kashyap. Holi is a sign of unity among people. People use to wear white dresses. They use colors to celebrate this festival with fun. They make sweet drinks like Lassi and desi sweets made by pistachio, mawa, khoya.
People can celebrate this festival for three days in a different style. People gather in one place, dance, and enjoy the festival. In the evening, they can celebrate the festival with a bonfire. And they go to their relatives and friends’ houses to exchange gifts and eat sweets. The first-day, women, use to create color pots and make watercolors. On the second day, they enjoy their festival with a bonfire, and on the third day, the play with colors accrues India. Today, Holi is celebrated all over the world in their style. People love to play with colors and spread color and joy everywhere.
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