Holi & Basantotsav

By in Festivals on March 15, 2014

Friday, March 2, 2018

Originally a festival to celebrate good harvests and fertility of the land, Holi is celebrated as part of legendary story from Hindu Mythology. The story is about an arrogant king who resents his son Prahlada worshipping Lord Vishnu.
He attempts to kill his son but fails each time.
Finally, the king’s sister Holika who is said to be immune to burning, sits with the boy in a huge fire. However, the prince Prahlada emerges unscathed, while his aunt burns to death. Holi commemorates this event from mythology, and huge bonfires are burnt on the eve of Holi as its symbolic representation.

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