The Festival of Colors
Holi, the vibrant festival of India has its social, religious and spiritual aspects. It is the day of forgiveness, friendliness, oneness and equanimity. The story of Holika, portrays that all negativity can be overcome by devotion to the Lord. Through the colors, we celebrate the destruction of evil. It is also a day where new grains are cooked and offered to the Lord.
Holika & Hiranyakashyap
Be part of the this auspicious occasion; Pray to the Lord almighty and receive the abundance of his blessings.
The bhakti – the devotion to the Lord can overcome all
In India, the different parts of india, what they do on this day – the previous night they do a balgava purnima, they do the dahan.
Around a week before on balguna shukla ashmati onwards people will start to collect logs of wood and make it into a pile and make a big huge fire, and a small image is made of Holika with wheat flour or such combustible objects, and keep a small Idol of praklade on the lap of Holika and keep this in the fire and worship.
Holi is one of the most ancient festivals of India
This is a day of great festivities, where people play will colours, do abhisheka of milk and honey together, people beg for forgiveness from each other, embrace each other, smear different colours to denote the end of a great yagna which actually brings this idea of Vishu bavathu a – which means – may the universe be like a small nest which is connected to each other.
So this day is a great occasion to enjoy our life, share our happiness, and to bring hope and good wishes to this entire universe.