Holi Festival India


One of the major festivals of India, Holi is celebrated with enthusiasm and gaiety on the full moon day in the month of Phalgun which is the month of March as per the Gregorian calendar. Holi is also called the Spring Festival – as it marks the arrival of spring the season of hope and joy. The gloom of the winter goes as Holi promises of bright summer days. Nature too, it seems rejoices at the arrival of Holi and wears its best clothes. Fields get filled with crops promising a good harvest to the farmers and flowers bloom colouring the surroundings and filling fragrance in the air. Legends A Hindu festival, Holi has various legends associated with it. The foremost is the legend of demon King Hiranyakashyap who demanded everybody in his kingdom to worship him but his pious son, Prahlad became a devotee of Lord Vishnu. Hiranyakashyap wanted his son to be killed. He asked his sister Holika to enter a blazing fire with Prahlad in her lap as Holika had a boon which made he immune to fire. Story goes that Prahlad was saved by lord himself for his extreme devotion and evil minded Holika was burnt to ashes, for her boon worked only when she entered the fire alone. Since that time, people light a bonfire, called Holika on the eve of Holi festival and celebrate the victory of good over evil and also the triumph of devotion to god. Children take special delight in the tradition and this has another legend attached to it. It says that there was once an ogress Dhundhi who used to

25 Responses to Holi Festival India

  1. @078956432 Pagan festivals are the same everywhere.

  2. Thank you for this!! and the description its going to help alot for my school project :)

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  4. @tzarinafiore i feel the same way!!!! :)!

  5. Haha, Karl.

  6. silfisaphirestar

    @tzarinafiore I know that feeling! I don’t know what it is but for some reason India seems to be home for me-although I’m from Idaho. Attending The Festival of Colors ( Holi ) is at the top of my list of things to experience before I die. In fact, Most of my list involves things to do and see in India. I’ve had two different psychics tell me that I have lived 8 lives in India, for whatever that’s worth. I didn’t used to believe in past lives but there’s got to be something to it.

  7. silfisaphirestar

    @shamusl Why would you discourage participation in this festival for travelers-We have planned our trip in order to do just that-is there something I should know about? Now you have me worried-lol

  8. whats this song called:)?

  9. I would love to do this!!

  10. @topbluffa1 as a traveler, would I be discouraged from joining in on the fun?

  11. I really wanna go to India when it is holli Coz I really wanna see all the fun with colors!! It looked fun!! And I also wanna taste the bhang!! It looked yummy! And I hope it is!! I can’t wait to go visit it in holli!!

  12. I dream about visiting INDIA during the holi festival.It looks so fun & i love all the colors.
    One day i will make the trip.
    ^_^
    PEACE

  13. WWWWOw …HAPPY HOLI……

  14. nightfighter6989

    3:47 little young to be married, isn’t it?

  15. Happy HOli day to dost!! enjoy yourself with sundar rang!!!
    Best Wishes=]

    Chinese Girl from Hong Kong

  16. Happy HOli day to dost!! enjoy yourself with sundar rang!!!
    Best Wishes=]

    Girl from Hong Kong

  17. @tzarinafiore how do you know that?

  18. This holiday looks like it’s a blast!
    I’d love to be there for this!

  19. You are so lucky to be able to do holi, we NRIs always wish and hope to do holi every year… Be happy…WE LOVE INDIA

  20. Thanks for this video – multumuse… well first of all india is a hindu nation and holi is a festival of hindu that means its festival of india..hindus are real indian..

  21. @topbluffa1 – well first of all india is a hindu nation and holi is a festival of hindu that means its festival of india..hindus are real indian.. Now you understand..

  22. and it was urz :P “I am not indian, but I like a lot of other? cultures :))”
    this is Hindu culture.
    bye.

  23. i was responding to a persons comment not the video.

  24. @topbluffa1 if u read “description” u will know much more about this festival. don’t offend me before knowing the whole truth. in fact, I am not indian, but I love almost all cultures.

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