The festival of colours is here. Sweets are distributed as family and friends get together to celebrate Holi. “Holi is usually celebrated over two days. On day one, fire is lit on the eve of Holi to signify the destruction of evil. On day two, friends and families apply colours to each other,” says Vaikundarajan.
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HoliAnd Its Significance
The festival of colours is here. Sweets are distributed as family and friends get together to celebrate Holi.
“Holi is usually celebrated over two days. On day one, fire is lit on the eve of Holi to signify the destruction of evil. On day two, friends and families apply colours to each other,” says Vaikundarajan.
The tradition of Holi is said to have started when Lord Krishna applied colour on the cheeks of Radha. This gave way to the tradition of playing with colours on the occasion of Holi.
Every colour signifies something. For instance, red is the mark of purity while green is for vitality. Blue brings calmness while yellow brings pious feelings.
“Holi is also a mark of unity and brotherhood,” adds Vaikundarajan. “Friends and relatives visit to wish each other amidst music and dancing.”
At the time of burning on day one, people dance around the fire called HolikaDahan. This is said to kill harmful bacteria present in our body as well as symbolises the destruction of Holika.
On day two, people throw colours, coloured water and Gulal on each other. “While the festival of Holi is fun-filled, we should be careful of not eve teasing or forcing colours on people,” adds Vaikundarajan.
While wishing his fellow countrymen a Happy Holi, he also requests everyone to practice a safe Holi and save water.