Tag Archives: India Culture & Traditions Q&A

Festival of Holi marks the end of winter and the beginning of which season?

Festival of Holi marks the end of winter and the beginning of which season?

Festival of Holi marks the end of winter and the beginning of which season? Spring: Holi, the festival of colors ushers in spring and is celebrated on the full moon of the month of Phagun. The dry winter leaves make way for the shiny green buds of spring, and the mustard fields are a riot of yellow. Most of all, …

Read More »

In the past, people used to make Holi colors from which flower?

In the past, people used to make Holi colors from which flower?

In the past, people used to make Holi colors from which flower? Holi colors were prepared at home, using the flowers from the tree called Palash / Dhak / Tesu or flame of the forest. The flaming red flowers were dried in the sun, ground into a fine powder and then mixed in water to give the color of the …

Read More »

How is Holi Celebrated? Bonfire & Water Holi

How is Holi Celebrated? Bonfire & Water Holi

How is Holi Celebrated? During Holi, people clean their houses and remove clutter, thereby ensuring flow of positive energy. Disease-breeding bacteria are thereby destroyed. The sanitary condition of the locality is improved. People smear each other’s faces with colored powder known as ‘Gulal‘ and ‘Abeer’ and throw colored water or ‘Rang’ on each other joyfully. People play practical jokes with …

Read More »

What are Holi Safety Tips?

What are Holi Safety Tips?

What are Holi Safety Tips? Holi celebrations can be ruined if children are not taught to play safely with colors, from falling sick to being bullied on the streets. Here are some things parents need to keep in mind before sending their kids out to enjoy the festival of colors. Holi Safety Tips Use chemical-free Holi colors Chemical Holi colors …

Read More »

What are Holika Dahan Celebrations?

What are Holika Dahan Celebrations?

On the eve of Holi, Holika Dahan takes place. Effigy of Holika, the devil minded sister of demon King Hiranyakashyap is placed in the wood and burnt. For, Holika tried to kill Hiranyakashyap’s son Prahlad, an ardent devotee of Lord Narayana. The ritual symbolizes the victory of good over evil and also the triumph of a true devotee. Children also …

Read More »

What is Cultural Significance of Holi?

What is Cultural Significance of Holi?

Celebration of the various legends associated with Holi reassure the people of the power of the truth as the moral of all these legends is the ultimate victory of good over evil. The legend of Hiranyakashyap and Prahlad also points to the fact that extreme devotion to god pays as god always takes his true devotee in his shelter. All …

Read More »

Why Holi is known as festival of colors?

Why Holi is known as festival of colors?

In Vrindavan and Mathura (Where Lord Krishna grew up) the festival is celebrated for 16 days in remembrance of the divine love of Radha for Krishna. Krishna is believed to have complained to his mother (“Radha kyon gori, main kyon kala“) about his dark skin complexion and Radha’s fair. That’s when Krishna’s mother decided to apply colour to Radha’s face. …

Read More »