ESSAY ON HOLI, HISTORY BEHIND HOLI AND HOLIKA DAHAN


ESSAY ON HOLI,HISTORYBEHIND HOLI




Holi is the great festival of colors, celebrated every year by the Hindu people in India. Holi festival falls every year in the spring season in the month of Falgun (or March). It is one of the happiest festivals of the Hindus like Diwali. It is celebrated every year on the first day of Chaitra month. The whole environment and nature looks very beautiful and colorful at the time of holi.


Holi festival celebration starts at the last day of Phalgun by the Holika Dahan in the evening and color play in the next morning. There is a great history and significance of celebrating this holi festival every year. Long years ago, there was a Holika, a devil sister of devil Hiranyakashyap who tried to burn Prahlad (son of her brother) in the big fire by taking him in her lap. Prahlad was a true devotee of God who was saved from fire by the God however Holika was burnt and changed to ashes. From then, Hindu people celebrate the victory of goodness over the devil power every year as a festival of holi. Children wait for this festival with lots of courage and happiness and starts collecting colorful colors, balloons, bucket, pitchakri, etc to play holi. They also collect some sticks, straws and co-dung cakes in the mid of cross road and make a big heap for the ceremony of Holika Dahan.


They get together at the place in the night and set fire in the huge heap of sticks, straws and co-dung cakes to celebrate Holika Dahan. Women sing ceremonial songs during the Holika Dahan. Everyone becomes in happy mood and wait for the morning of next day to play holi. We sprinkle watery colors to each other, throw color filled balloons, etc. At this day everyone forgets the social distinctions and meets and welcomes each other with lots of tasty foods and sweets.


ESSAY ON HOLI, HISTORY BEHIND HOLI AND HOLIKA DAHAN ESSAY ON HOLI, HISTORY BEHIND HOLI AND HOLIKA DAHAN Reviewed by imurshalini on February 23, 2019 Rating: 5

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