Know The Story Behind Holi- The Festival of Colors

Posted on 2018-02-22

Festival Of  Colors -HOLI

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This year Holi festival 2018 will be celebrated on March, 2. Holi is known as the ‘Festival of Colors’ and the celebration of this boisterous festival takes place with loads of enthusiasm across the globe. Everyone including children, young, and old everyone enjoys the auspicious festival enormously. On this day the gusto of the people maxes out and you can see people on the streets smearing vibrant holi colors (gulaal), spray water from pichkari (water guns) and throw ater balloons, and give warm wishes to each other. ( Send Gifts to India )

Mythological Importance

Holi is celebrated on the full moon day falling in the month of Phalgun. Holi is one of the oldest Hindu festivals and there are many aspects related to the Holi festival. People do celebrate this auspicious festival with a whole lot of enthusiasm but many people do not actually know the real significance associated with this festival religious, cultural, and social aspect. There is a great significance of the Holi festival in Hinduism.  There is various folklore associated with the festival but the most important of them is legend associated with Prahlad and Hiranyakshyap. The former is the son and the latter is the father the king of the demons and considered himself as God. Prahlad believed that Lord Vishnu is the almighty God. Because of the reason for his extreme devotion towards Lord Vishnu Hiranyakshyap wanted to kill his son. So he asked his sister Holika, who has a magical robe to entre fire unscathed and come out of the fire without any difficulty. Therefore, he asked Holika and his son to sit on burning fire with Prahlad in her lap. But because of the Prahlad devotion, Holika was burnt and he was saved by Lord Vishnu. Hence the Holi signifies the victory of good over evil and since then there is the tradition of burning Holika or Holika Dahan comes from the legend. Another popular legend is connected between Lord Krishna and Radha. Lord Krishna reincarnation of Lord Vishnu used to apply colors and play pranks with his friends and gopis. This later become a trend and a part of the Hindu festivity and celebrated as Holi nowadays.

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Holi is an auspicious and important Hindu festival that helps bring the society together. This festival is celebrated across the globe and everybody likes to be the part of this joyous and colorful festival. Any festival celebration is incomplete without sweets in India. On this day people visit their relatives and friends home to exchange gifts and greetings.  There is an exhaustive range of the holi gifts is available in the market that includes traditional sweets, chocolates, dry fruits, vibrant colors (gulal), flowers, exclusive Holi gift hampers and combos from which you select the most exclusive holi gift to give a surprise the dear ones. These days, the trend of online shopping is augmenting as people find it a convenient and time-saving option. You can the place orders just with a few clicks from the computer. Phoolwala is a leading portal that offers an exhaustive range of the gives for the Holi festival. So visit, Phoolwala website and explore the holi gift collection and surprise your dear ones.Send Holi Gifts to India


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