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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 …

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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 …

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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. …

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What Rituals are Performed During Holi?

What Rituals are Performed During Holi?

What Rituals are Performed During Holi? The emphasis of Holi rituals is on the burning of the demoness Holika. On the eve of Holi, large bonfires are lit to mark occasion and to burn evil spirits. Holi Rituals Rituals of the ancient festival of Holi are religiously followed every year with care and enthusiasm. Preparations Days before the festival people start …

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What is Tradition of Holi?

What is Tradition of Holi?

The colorful festival of Holi is celebrated by different names in this vast and culturally diverse country. The traditions followed for the festival varies a little and at times a lot as one moves from one state to other studying the various facets of the festival and getting behind the various colors of it. Nowhere it is celebrated with so …

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What is Shiva Tandava? Dancing God Nataraj

What is Shiva Tandava? Dancing God Nataraj

What is Shiva Tandava? Lord Shiva is also known as Nataraj, the Dancing God. This divine art form is performed by Lord Shiva and his divine consort Goddess Parvati. The dance performed by Lord Shiva is known as Tandava. Shiva’s Tandava is a vigorous dance that is the source of the cycle of creation, preservation and dissolution. Tandava depicts his …

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What is Lord Shiva Assurance?

What is Lord Shiva Assurance?

What is Lord Shiva Assurance? The legend of Lord Shiva‘s assurance explains the popularity of Shivaratri festival amongst the devotees. Besides, it also tells us why we observe fast in the name of the Lord and perform ceremonial baths on a Shivaratri day. The Legend Story goes that after creation was complete, Lord Shiva began to live on top of …

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