History and Rituals behind the Celebration of Holi Festival


The festival of Holi actually begins a day before Dhulandi (day of playing colors) when people light a bonfire and indulge in singing and dancing around the fire. There are plenty of legends associated with the festival, but the popular one is ‘Holika Dahan’ - a mythological character. Prahlada, son of demon king Hanyakashipu was an ardent devotee of Lord Vishnu. He disobeyed the orders of his evil father not to offer prayers to the Lord Vishnu. To teach his son a lesson, he sought the assistance of his sister, Holika to kill Prahlada. Holika sat on a bonfire with Prahlada, but to the amazement of the king, the fire burnt alive the invincible Holika and Prahlada remained unaffected.

 

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