Holi is a Hindu tradition and also one of the most popular festivals in Hinduism, known as the ‘festival of spring,’ the ‘festival of colors,’ and the festival of love. On the night before Holi, people gather to perform religious rites in front of a bonfire, hoping that their inner evil will remove in the same way that Holika, the sister of the demon king Hiranyakashipu, was killed in the fire. The next day has celebrated as Rangwali Holi (Dhuleti), where people smear and splash colors on each other. Water guns and balloons filled with water are used to play and color each other, with each place considered fair game for coloring. Drums and other musical instruments are often carried by groups singing and dancing as they move from one place to another. Throughout the day, people spend their with relatives, while friends and enemies gather to talk, eat and drink, and participate in activities. The Holi festival celebrates the triumph of good over evil. Holi also commemorates the eternal and heavenly love of the deity Radha Krishna. It observes in the Indian subcontinent, but the Indian diaspora has expanded to other parts of Asia and the Western world. Continue reading to learn more about the celebration of Holi Festival in India
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Holi Day Date 2023
In India, Holi is celebrated on March 8, 2023, a Wednesday. Holi is about new beginnings. It’s a new beginning for good. Holi also heralds the arrival of spring and marks the end of the winter season. Find the myth of holi festival in India below.
Holi Date 2023: Auspicious Time
- Falgun month full moon date will begin at 4.17 p.m. on March 6, 2023.
- Falgun month full moon date will end on March 7, 2023 at 06:09.
- Holika Dahan: On the evening of March 7, 2023, from 6:24 to 8:51
- This is an auspicious occasion, the Holi 2023 Date in India has been set on March 8, 2023, and it will remain on March 8 only this year.
Holi Festival in India: History and Myth
Every spring, people in India and the world celebrate the Hindu festival of Holi, throwing colored water and powder at each other. According to the Hindu mythology of the Bhagavata Purana, which explains the entire history of the Holi festival, Hiranyakashipu was the ruler of the evil asuras who received a boon that gave him five incredible powers. He demanded that everyone worship only him. Prahlada, his son, resisted and devoted himself to Lord Vishnu. Hiranyakashipu was furious and imposed terrible punishments until Holika, Prahlada’s wicked aunt, persuaded him to join her on a funeral pyre. As the fire raged, Holika perished, but Prahlada escaped. Vishnu came at dusk, disemboweled the king, and killed him with his lion claws. It is considered the myth behind the Holi celebration. Also, the day celebrates the eternal and divine love of god Radha Krishna. Holi marks the arrival of summer in India somewhere, the end of winter, and the blossoming of love, and it is a festive day for many to meet others, play and laugh, forget and forgive, and restore damaged connections.
Happy Holi Quotes: 2023
- “Holi is an apt time to celebrate the colours of our beautiful relationship. Happy Holi”
- “Let’s throw out the colours in the air, and renew our love with a bit of romantic colour. Happy Holi”
- “This 2022 Holi may bring lots and lots of colourful seasons and days in your life filled with plenty of happiness and love. Wish you a very Happy Holi”
- Hope God paints the canvas of your life with beautiful colours. Happy Holi to you and Family!!
- Let’s make a bonfire of our pride, negativity, and envy this Holi and bring in a fresh start. Happy Holi!
- Let’s burn what’s evil, depressing and sad with Holika and welcome the new beginnings with open arms. Happy Holi!
- . “Holi is the time to celebrate the most beautiful feeling called love. Let’s take a dip in the water of love.” ― Happy Holi
- “Take out the evil from you and digest the colour of peace in yourself this Holi, to spread the colour of love everywhere.” ― Happy Holi
- “Let the colours of Holi bring cheer and happiness to your life.Red gulal being prosperity and yellow being health.” – Happy Holi
- I pulled the bright color from the rainbow and sent it to you. I Wish You a very Happy Holi.
Holi Festival In India 2023: Holi Colors
Primary colors can be combined to produce a variety of hues. The natural colors are made by artisans and sold in dry powder form in the weeks and months leading up to Holi. Traditional plant-based natural color sources include some of the following:
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