Holi is a Indian traditional festival that is celebrated by Hindu religious people across the nation. The meaning of the Holi festival is bringing Good over evil. It is celebrated at the beginning of spring. People throw different color powders on each other while celebrating this festival.
Holi is a spring festival of colors or also called the festival of love. The festival celebrated to signify the victory of good over evil, end of winter, and the arrival of spring. Everyone loves this festival as it gives the reason to play and laugh, forget and forgive, and repair ruptured relationships.
Although this festival has India based stories and origin and widely celebrated as a religious festival, it has been adopted in different places around the world.
During Holi, Holika Dahan happened which means burning the Holika, the devil. In Hinduism many traditions, the Holi festival is celebrated to remain the death of Holika by Lord Vishnu to save Prahlad and thus Holi gets its name.
A day before Color Play is called Choti Holi. On that day, at or after the sunset, people lit the pyre, signifying Holika Dahan.
Before burning Holika, there are rituals to do in which Holika Pooja or Holi Pooja is one that performed in the day time.
The story of Holi:
Holi festival has different reasons from various Hindu legends and divisions. In one story, how the Lord Vishnu saved his devotee Prahlada from an evil father and aunt Holika is said. So the night before Holi, a Holika bonfire is burned to celebrate to show the world that Good always wins over evil.
The color powder used is called Gulal that thrown on each other is come from Lord Krishna who is the incarnation of Lord Vishnu whose skin is dark blue. He colored himself to make Radha love him.
So, colored at the Holi festival is a celebration of love between Radha and Krishna regardless of social status, money, wealth, and age. The different color powders indicate the spring is coming.
Historically, the gulal that is the color powder was made of turmeric paste and flower extracts. But now synthetic versions are widely used.
There are four main powder colors are used to represent different things.
Red – love, and fertility
Blue – the color of Krishna
Yellow – turmeric
Green – spring and new beginnings.
Holi is an ancient festival celebrated in India and Nepal, but it is adopted in many parts of the world today. Both Hindu and Non-Hindu communities in many countries join in.
Holi Puja Kit Contains:
|English Name||Tamil Name||Quantity|
|Castor Oil||நல்லெண்ணெய்||500 g|
|Computer sambrani||கம்ப்யூட்டர் சாம்பிராணி||1 Packet|
|Earthen Lamp Filled With Ghee||மண் விளக்கு||2 nos|
|Dhoop Stick||அகர்பத்தி||1 Packet|
|Colour powder||கலர் பொடி||100g|
|Raw Cotton Thread||பருத்தி நூல்||1 Packet|
|Dry Turmeric Pieces||உலர் மஞ்சள் துண்டுகள்||100g|
|Puja plate||பூஜா தட்டு||1 Packet|
|Cow dung||வரட்டி||5 pieces|
|Turmeric Powder||மஞ்சள் பொடி||100g|