The festival of Holi, also known as the ‘Festival of Colors, is observed on the full moon day in the month of Falgun. Colors and water are thrown at each other amidst loud music and drums with great joy and happiness. Like other festivals celebrated in India, Holi also signifies the victory of good over evil. According to ancient mythology, the story of Hiranyakashipu is associated with the festival of Holi.
Holi Kab hai- Significance
Hiranyakashipu was a king of ancient India who was a demon and a bad king. He wanted to take revenge for the death of his younger brother who was killed by Lord Vishnu. So he prayed for years to make himself strong and felt magnanimous. Eventually, he got a boon. d Hiranyakashipu started considering himself as a mighty figure and started asking people to worship him like God. This evil king had a son named Prahlad and he was a true follower of Lord Vishnu.
Prahlad continued to worship Lord Vishnu. Angered by the son not worshiping him, Hiranyakashipu decided to kill his son. He asked his sister Holika to sit in the fire with Prahlad in her lap because Holika got a boon and could not burn in the fire. He plans to burn Prahlad, but his plan failed as Prahlad kept chanting the name of Lord Vishnu all the time and survived but Holika was burnt to ashes. After this Lord Vishnu killed Hiranyakashipu, hence the festival of Holi is associated with the story of Holika’s death. Due to this, Holi is lit before Holi in some states of India as a symbol of the end of the evil forces.
When is Holi celebrated- Why We Play With Colors On Holi?
The story goes back to the time of Lord Krishna, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. It is believed that Lord Krishna used to celebrate Holi with colors, hence the festival of Holi became popular as colors. He used to celebrate Holi with his companions in Vrindavan and Gokul. They used to do jokes all over the village. Even today, Holi is not celebrated anywhere like Vrindavan.
Holi is the festival of spring and in some parts of India, this festival is also celebrated as it is associated with the ripening of rabi crops. Holi is also celebrated by the name ‘Vasant Mahotsav’ or ‘Kama Festival.
Holi Kab Hai- Holi date 2022
Holi is one of the ancient Hindu festivals and the description of Holi is also found in Jaimini’s Purvamimamsa Sutra and Kathak Grahya Sutra.
Holi idols are also made on the walls of temples of ancient India. One such temple from the 16th century is in Hampi, the capital of Vijayanagara. Many medieval paintings, such as Ahmednagar paintings from the 16th century, Mewar paintings, miniatures of Bundi, can all be seen celebrating Holi in their own style. 2022 Holi Kab Hai-When is Holi in 2022- 19th march that is Saturday.
When is Holi 2022 ( Holi Kab Hai 2022 )
When Holi is Celebrated?
In some parts of India, people celebrate the festival of colors Holi for three days with great zeal and enthusiasm.
Day 1 – On the full moon day a plate is decorated with colors and the eldest member of the family sprinkles colors on the rest of the members.
Day 2 – It is also called Poono. On this day Holika’s pictures are lit and Holi is lit in the memory of Holika and Prahlad. Mothers take five rounds of burning Holi with their children to seek the blessings of the fire god, Agni.
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Day 3 – This day is called ‘Parva’ and it is the last day of the Holi festival. On this day color and water are poured on each other. The idols of Lord Krishna and Radha are also worshiped by putting colors on them.
Holi is called the festival of colors. It is celebrated every year on the full moon day of the month of Phalgun. According to the Hindu calendar, the month of Phagun is considered the last month of the year. This year we all are ready to celebrate the festival with happiness and fun all around on 19th March. Holi is celebrated only on the full moon day of Falgun month, in which Holika Dahan is done on the full moon day. The next day we play Holi with colors, Lathmar, apply colors and gulal on the cheeks of our elders and little ones, and in our own style like Holi poetry, Holi poems, and Holi greetings through messages. Happy Holi 2022 to All.