Holi History, History of Holi, There was once a demon king by the name of Hiranyakashyap who won over the kingdom of earth. He was so egoistic that he commanded everybody in his kingdom to worship only him. But to his great disappointment, his son, Prahlad became an ardent devotee of Lord Naarayana and refused to worship his father. Hiranyakashyap tried several ways to kill his son Prahlad but Lord Vishnu saved him every time. Finally, he asked his sister, Holika to enter a blazing fire with Prahlad in her lap. For, Hiranyakashyap knew that Holika had a boon, whereby, she could enter the fire unscathed.
Holi is a Hindu spring festival in India also known as the “festival of colours” or the “festival of love”. after Holika Dahan (burning of Holika) people. Hindu spring festival celebrated throughout North India on the full-moon day of Phalguna. Originally Holi was a spring festival which was celebrated for good harvest and fertility of the land. Every year thousands of people participate in the festival from all over India and also in many parts of the world.
Harmful chemical colors are the perils of Holi, the Hindu Festival of Colors. Have you ever wondered how to make the festival of colors natural and healthy for our environment and ourselves? Did you know that Holi can be fun and harmless if you play with environment-friendly natural colors? These are not only cheap but can also be made easily at home.
Apart from the cultural and social significance of the festival, Holi considerably affects the biological system of our body. The time, at which Holi is celebrated, is very crucial with respect to our body. During the festival, the season is going through a change – from winter to summer. It is the period when people feel lethargic and drowsy. Holi provides them the opportunity to wear off their laziness, by enjoying themselves thoroughly.