Friday, July 26, 2013

Holi Festival Of Colors

Holi Festival Of  Colors

Holi is a Spring festival celebrated as festival of colors.It is a hindu religious festival which has also become popular with people of other communities.

It is primarily observed in India and Nepal,it is also observed by the  minority hindus in many different countries around the world.

Holi is particular significance in the braj region ,which include locations connected to the Lord Krishna

Holi has long traditional links with several legends. According to one popular legend, the word Holi is derived from the demoness, Holika. She was the sister of Hiranya Kashipu (the name meaning love of gold and a soft bed), a demon king, who having defeated the Gods, proclaimed his supremacy over everyone else in the Universe. Enraged over his son's ardent devotion to Lord Vishnu, Hiranya Kashipu decides to punish him. He takes the help of his sister, Holika, who is immune to any damage from fire. Holika carries the small boy Prahlad into the fire but a divine intervention destroys her and saves Prahlad from getting burned. Thus Holi is celebrated to mark the triumph of good over evil, light over darkness, kindness over cruelty.

Holi is celebrated with special importance in the North of India. It solemnizes the love of Radha and Krishna. The spraying of colored powders recalls the love sport of Lord Krishna and His devotees.

The color, noise and entertainment that accompanies the celebration of Holi bears witness to a feeling of oneness and sense of brotherhood. The festival brings home the lesson of spiritual and social harmony!!

There will be non stop live music from great bands, yoga, mantras, dance, cuisine, and the throwing of dry colors on friend and foe alike. Countdowns & Color throws hour at all events.
The largest festival of colors In United States takes place in Spanish Fork,Utah at Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple.Over two days in 2012 ,an estimated 80,000 people attended Utah Holi. Every Two Hours revelers got to experience countdowns and color throws or where bags of brightly colored corn starch filled the air by those gathered on the temple's ground.

"My favorite part is when everyone throws the colors all at once"