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Holi Essay – Holi festival of colors and joy

Holi festival

Essay on Holi – Holi is a festival of color and zeal – Festivals are celebrated to break the monotony of life and to create new creative energies through celebration. Incidentally, being a unique festival of reconciliation, Holi has more opportunities to gain this spirit and expand the spirit of sharing. There is a certain event connected behind the religious and social festivals celebrated in the country. There is hardly any important date which is not related to any festival or festival. Dussehra, Rakshabandhan, Deepavali, Ramnavami, Baisakhi, Basant Panchami, Makar Sankranti, Buddha Purnima etc. are big religious festivals. Apart from these, there are many regional festivals. Indian Teej festivals have been the biggest symbol of shared culture. Holi, the festival of colors, is a religious festival as well as a festival of entertainment. This festival is in itself with gaiety, zeal and enthusiasm. It is also called the festival of peace and unity.

It is an Indian festival celebrated in the spring. This is a very ancient festival. And is celebrated in the Falgun month of the year. On this day, everyone plays with big and young colors. Holi is a festival of colors which is celebrated with great pomp by the people of Hindu religion every year in the month of Phagun (March). This festival full of enthusiasm brings us affection and closeness to each other. In this, people meet, hug and paint each other.

The festival of Holi, symbol of Hussey Thitholi, is called the festival of colors. In this festival, people renounce old hatred and greet each other with a rosary and give them a hug. On its first day, full moon is called Holika Dahan and on the second day Pratipada is called Dhulendi. On the day of Holika Dahan Holika is made in a pile of wood in the streets and women and women worship it in the evening. On this occasion, women decorate themselves by doing makeup etc. The color of this festival starts to climb in Brij region about a fortnight ago. Holi of flowers is also played in Vrindavan, this festival is really a festival of harmony because on this day everybody forgets friendship in their country.

Holi is one such festival of India which is celebrated by all the residents of the country with pleasure. Our Teej festivals have always been the biggest symbol of shared culture. This partnership has always been seen in Holi. The history of Holi of Mughal emperors has been recorded in history and it also reveals the fact that Muslims along with Hindus also participate in this unique celebration of colors. The splendor of Holi described in the poetry of Mir, Zafar and Nazir is the essence of folk tradition and social plurality.

The festival of Holi of Hinduism is world famous. This festival is celebrated in the month of March. This festival is celebrated in the month of Phalgun according to the Hindu calendar. A legend is famous behind celebrating this festival. In this connection, it is said that the demon Hiranyakashyap had ordered his subjects not to take the name of God. But his son Prahlada refused to obey his father’s order. When his father repeatedly persuaded him, when he did not agree, the demon king Hiranyakashyap made many attempts to kill him, but he could not even bank of his hair.

Prahlada was also very popular among the public. Hence the demon king Hiranyakashyap feared that if he himself directly killed Prahlada, the public would get angry with him. So he wanted to kill Prahlada in such a way that his death would look like an accident. Holika, sister of Daityaraj Hiranyakashyap, had the boon that she would not burn in the fire. It is believed that Holika used to sit on fire for some time every day and used to drink fire. Hiranyakashyap decides to kill Prahlada with the help of Holika. He planned that if Holika sits in the fire with Prahlad, Prahlada will be killed and Holika will be saved due to boon. He informed Holika of his plan. At first Holika opposed it but later due to pressure she had to obey Hiranyakashyap.

According to the plan, Holika sat on a pile of wood with Prahlada in her lap and the wood was set on fire. The blessing became a curse by the grace of God. Holika was burnt, but Prahlada did not reach the heat. Since then Hindus burn Holika a day before Phag. This festival is also said to be related to the seasons. On this occasion, the crops grown by the farmers in their fields are cooked and prepared. Seeing which they jiggled. After frying the ripe crop earrings standing in the fields, their grains are distributed among friends and relatives.

Holika is dusted on the next day of combustion. On this day, after eight o’clock in the street, children start Holi by putting color and water on each other. After this, gradually the color of Holi starts to grow in the elders and the festival of Holi starts. Elders also get excited on this occasion. Tolls of ten young men and women leave the streets. Going from house to house and gulping each other and hug and greet Holi. Buckets of paint are poured out by the people standing on the roofs of houses on the streets and the streets passing through the streets. Children enjoy Holi by throwing colored water from the pitcher and hitting balloons. Walking around is seen. People gather in groups everywhere at the beat of drums, it is Holi! Bhai is Holi! Let’s sing along the lines of. Old people also get young on this festival. The mood of celebration and celebration also adds to their minds. They sit among themselves and chat and chill and laugh out loudly. By 2 pm, the game of fag is over. People who come out of the house to play Holi return home. In the evening, after taking bath, either go to see the fair held in the market or go to meet their relatives.

There are some places in our India where a different form of Holi can be seen here, whoever wants to come here once for the second time, some of these places are like this.

Holi of Vrindavan – People here play Holi with flowers because of the colors, all people blow colorful flowers on each other. Lord Krishna also used to play Holi here and Vrindavan is also his city, that is why people have enthusiasm and increase. To see the Holi here, many tourists come from abroad who come here and play Holi with great pomp.

Barsane Holi – This is the birth place of Mother Radha, here Lord Krishna used to come to Nanda village with his friends to play Holi at Barsane. In the same way even today people play Holi from Nanda village in Barsane. Holi here is prominent because women here beat men with wooden sticks because of their colors. It is very beautiful to see, hence the Holi here is also called Lathmar Holi. Some similar Holi is also played in the state of Haryana where the sister-in-law rains sticks. Nobody gets hurt because the men have shields to defend.

Holi of Rajasthan – Holi of Rajasthan is famous in our country as well as abroad because famous songs of mythological Holi are sung on the rhythm of Dhap and Chang in the months before the festival of Holi. Here people gather in the mohallas and sing and dance throughout the night. Whoever sees the Holi of Rajasthan, his mind comes to work here and does other things as well.

Holi had a different significance even during the Mughal rule, Jahangir has said in his Roznamche Tujuk-e-Jahangiri that this festival comes at the end of the Hindu festival. This evening, people light a fire called Holi. The next morning the ashes of Holi are thrown and rubbed on each other. Al Baruni has mentioned Holi with great respect in his travelogue. In the beginning of the eleventh century, on the basis of what he could see, he told that dishes are made on Holi differently from other days. After this they are exchanged among themselves after giving them to Brahmins. Atim Mughal emperors Akbar Shah Sani and Bahadur Shah Zafar were famous for playing Holi in the open court. Bahadur Shah Zafar has said about Holi in one of his works that –

  • Why Mophe Rang Dare atikkari
  • Dekha saajan ji dungi gari
  • How can I run, do not run away
  • Now look at the chadi and Sanmuk Ghat

In this day, there is an evil in itself. People fight among themselves by drinking alcohol. They turn this festival of zeal and enthusiasm into controversy. Comedy conferences, poet seminars, etc. are organized in the evening on this day by some social organizations. And foolish processions are taken out.

Holi festival is the second largest festival celebrated in Hinduism. Holi festival is famous in many countries like India as well as Nepal Bangladesh America Australia Canada. This is a festival to share happiness, on this day everybody embraces each other and celebrates this festival with happiness. This festival has such power that even years old enmity turns into friendship on this day. That is why Holi is also called a festival of harmony.

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