Rainrays Profiles
   Login | Registration | What you Want | Free Ads | Tours & Travel India

Home rainrays profile world Aadhaar Card Online Free Marketing Contact Us Online Free Marketing URL Submission Online Free Marketing Tour n Travel Free Ads with rainrays Products Web Directory Pincode India Web Directory Search India Jobs Herbalife Club Online Fm radio Recipes

Custom Search
Plan Your Tour
Best Tours India
 Week End Tours  Week End Tours
 Wildlife tours Wildlife tours
 Honeymoon  Honeymoon Tours
 Religious Tours Religious Tours
 Religious Tours International Tours
 Religious Tours Indian Tours for Overseas

North East Tour

More Topics...
  Hospitals & clinics in India Hospitals & clinics in India
  Hospitals & clinics in India World Travel Tips
 Kitchen Dictionary Kitchen Dictionary
 Recipes Recipes
 Personality Personality
 Institute/Colleges Institute/Colleges
 Indian Festivals Indian Festivals
 University University
 Restaurant Restaurant
 Districts List in India Districts List in India
 Districts Profile of India Districts Profile of India
 Hotels Hotels
 Love dating and Romance Love dating and Romance
 Baby name list Baby name list
 Jobs by location Jobs by location
 Jobs by Keyword Jobs by Keyword
 Jobs by Function Jobs by Function
 Jobs Part Time Jobs Part Time
 Shayari Shayari
 Place Profile Place Profile
 Business Profiles Business Profiles
 Professional Profiles Professional Profiles
 Rainrays Member Rainrays Member

Holi Festival of India

  Topic » Dictionary of India » Indian Festivals
Post By : Rainrays At 2012-07-09 23:30:23

Name of Festival : Holi Festival


Time of celebration (Month)
Holi falls on the full moon day in the month of Phalgun Purnima in February end or early March.


Major Territory of Celebration
The festival of Holi is celebrated in North India


About Festival
Holi is a festival of color is marked as the opening festival in Hindu calendar, It heralds the end of the winter and the beginning of the spring and marks the rekindling of the spirit of life. Holi is celebrated by all the sections of the Indian society and crosses the barriers of religion and caste.


Other state of India like West Bengal , Orissa this festival is known as Dolyatra (Doul Jatra) or Basanta-Utsav ("spring festival"). Famous Holi is that of the Braj region, in locations connected to the god Krishna like Mathura, Vrindavan, Nandagaon and Barsana.


People worship Kaamadeva- the god of love and passion for his extreme sacrifice in South India.In Vrindavan and Mathura, where Lord Krishna grew up, the festival is celebrated for 16 days (until Rangpanchmi) in commemoration of the divine love of Radha for Krishna.


Legends about festival
According to hindu myth there was legend of demon King Hiranyakashyap who demanded everybody in his kingdom to worship him. But his son Prahlad was a devotee of Lord Vishnu.That why Hiranyakashyap wanted killed Prahlad. He asked his sister Holika to enter a blazing fire with Prahlad in her lap because Holika had a boon which made he immune to fire.So that people celebrated it as Holika Dahan.


Holika Dahan
On the day of Chhoti Holi people gather at important crossroads and light huge bonfires, that day also called the Holika Dahan. Holika Dahan is celebrated in memory of the young Prahlad accomplished when Demoness Holika, sister of Hiranyakashipu, carried him into the fire.Holika was burnt but Prahlad, escaped without any injuries due to his unshakable devotion. In South India Holika Dahan known as Kama Dahanam. People throw gram and stalks into the Agni. Ashes left from this bonfire is also considered sacred and people apply it on their foreheads. People believe that the ashes protects them from evil forces.


Holy is associated with a legendry encounter between Hiranyakashyapu, a powerful demon king and his son Prahlad.


Festival of Color
Main day, Holi, also known as Dhuli Vandana in Sanskrit,also Dhulheti, Dhulandi or Dhulendi. That day is celebrated by people throwing coloured and coloured water to each other. Bright colours of gulal and abeer fill the air and people take turns in pouring colour water over each other.On this day Women and senior citizen form groups called tolis and move in colonies for applying colours and exchanging greetings. People dance on the rhythm of dholak and eat the holi recipes like - Gujia ,Dahi Bada ,Puran Poli , Bhang Ki Lassi , Thandai etc.


Refer to Friend

  Rainryas information World

Share Info/View About Profile Or Any Comment

Your Name:* 

 By : vaibhav (Submit Date:Jun 26, 2014)

 i like the topic and i need 1 more topic on any other festival of india
Other Topic
Pincode Kachchh District Gujarat
Pincode Gajapati District Orissa
List of Restaurants in Pune
What is My E- Aadhaar Card Pdf Password
Karni Khuda se kuch fariyaad baaki hai
Create Your Profile in Category » Indian Festivals
More on rainrays.com
Top Links : FM Radio | Contact us | About us | Privacy & Policy | Terms & Condition | Extract Email | Submit URL to Search Engine
Net Search : For Cooking | Word Dictionary | Encyclopedia Search | Find Location by MAP | Find a Person | Find Your Shipping | Stock Market | Language Converter
Jobs : Jobs by Location | Part Time Jobs | Jobs by Function | Jobs by Keyword | Jobs Out of india | Jobs Search Engine
Other Links
    Girl baby Names | Boy baby Names | Love dating and Romance | University | Restaurants in India | Hotels in India | Hospitals & clinic
    Coaching Institute | Educational Institution | School/Colleges by Loaction | Recipes | Std Code | PHP | Products | Links
PHP Interview Question

Copyright © 2010 --- All Rights Reserved