HOLI is a religious spring festival celebrated by Hindus as a festival of colors. Holi is a festival of joy and colors. Holi is celebrated at the end of the winter season on the last full moon day of the lunar month Phalguna (February/March), (Phalgun Purnima ), which usually falls in the later part of February or March.
Motivate behind Holi– Celebrate Holi keeping in mind its purpose of ‘uniting people’ and ‘a victory of truth over evil.’
Foremost is the legend of Prahlad and Hiranyakshyap.
Holi also celebrates the legend of Radha and Krishna which describes the extreme delight,
Holi is the celebration of death of Ogress Pootana who tried to kill infant, Krishna by feeding poisonous milk to it.
Extremely popular in Southern India is that of Lord Shiva and Kaamadeva. According to the legend, people in south celebrate the sacrifice of Lord of Passion Kaamadeva who risked his life to revoke Lord Shiva from meditation and save the world.
The legend of Ogress Dhundhi who used to trouble children in the kingdom of Raghu and was ultimately chased away by the pranks of the children on the day of Holi.
Showing their belief in the legend, children till date play pranks and hurl abuses at the time of Holika Dahan.
Wear full-sleeved t-shirt or shirts that’ll protect your arms.
Use a hat, cap or anything like that to protect your hair.
Use Sun glass to protect your eye.
Avoid light colored clothes.
Apply Oil on hair & Skin-you can slip away easily, and the colors won’t stick!
Keep handy pain killers, anti-oxidants, anti-allergic tablets if all the above tips have been disregarded.
Don’t use unclean water.
Refrain from too much sweets
Avoid artificial colors.
Don’t go out alone in the street & do not bump into the frenzied groups or mob down in streets.
Avoid over indulgence in bhang, drinks or food.
Do not drive if you are high on alcohol or bhang.
Don’t use metallic, harmful colours or lob balloons at unsuspecting commoners..
Wish you all a very happy & colorful holi.