holi pictures Each year, thousands of Hindus participate in the festival of Holi. The festival has many purposes. First, it marks the beginning of the spring season. Originally, it was a festival that celebrates good harvests and fertile land. Hindus believe that it is time to enjoy the abundant colors of spring and say goodbye to the winter. holi pictures It also has a religious function commemorating current events in Hinduism. During this event, participants will have a fire, throw colored powder at each other, and celebrate wildly.holi pictures
Rangapanchami came a few days later on a Panchami (fifth day of the full moon), marking the end of festivities involving colors.holi pictures
The main day,holi pictures Holi, also known as Sanskrit or Dhulheti Dhuli, dhulandi or Dhulendi name, is celebrated by people throwing perfume and powder to another. Bonfires are lit on the eve of the festival, also known as Kacy Dahan (burning of Kacy) or little Holi, then Kacy dahan prayers are said and praise is offered. The bonfires are lit in memory of the miraculous escape that young Prahlad accomplished when Demoness Kacy, sister of Hiranyakashipu, carried him into the fire. Kacy was burnt but Prahlad, a staunch devotee of god Vishnu, escaped without injury due to his devotion. As Kacy Dahan, Kama Dahanam is celebrated in India.
Holi is celebrated at the end of the winter season on the last day of the full moon of the lunar month Phalguna (February / March),holi pictures (Phalgun Purnima), which usually falls in the later part of February or March.holi pictures In 2009, Holi (“dhulandi”) was on March 11 and Holika Dahan was on March 10. In 2010, Holi was on March 1 and Holika Dahan was on February 28. In 2011, Holi was on March 20 and Holika Dahan was on March 19. In 2012, Holi was on March 8.
In most areas, Holi lasts about two days. Holi reduce (but not eliminate) the rigidity of social norms, including differences in age, gender, status and caste. Overall, rich and poor, men and women enjoy the presence of each other today. Nobody expects a polite behavior, and therefore, the atmosphere is filled with excitement, fun and joy.holi pictures
Although there have been references to similar festivals Sanskrit texts as Ratnavali where sprayed colored waters using bamboo syringes, the origin of the modern Holi festival has been traced to ancient Bengal. It was a Gaudiya Vaishnav festival,holi pictures in accordance with Vaishnaviya Tantra.holi pictures People went to Krishna temple, apply the red icon and then distributed the red powder or Abir Malpua Prasad in color with family and friends. Red means passion and Lord Krishna is the king of desires. The ritual signified that all our desires should be diverted for the attainment of Krishna and for the well-being of society.holi pictures
In some cultures, the ritual of burning wood and leaves on the full moon night already existed. This ritual was to signify the end of winter and full advent of spring. Old wood and fallen leaves were burnt to signify that it was time for new leaves and flowers. People then coated his body with ashes. holi pictures Later, however, Dahan Kacy history associated with this ritual.holi pictures