Undoubtedly the most noisy and fun filled festival for Hindu however celebrated in entire country is HOLI. Holi – the festival of colour also called as Dhulendi. Holi festival is celebrated at the end of the winter season on the last full moon day of the lunar month Phalguna. This year Holi is arriving on 19th March.

Holi festival has an ancient history and celebrates the victory of 'good' over 'bad'. The belief related to the origin of Holi is the burning of Demoness Holika. Holi marks the day when the devotee of lord Vishnu namely Bakt Prahlad, seated on the lap of demoness Holika. Bakt Prahalad was saved from the effect of the fire by God and the demoness got burnt instead. The main emphasis of the festival is on the burning of the holy fire or Holika. Holi is also the time for spring harvest. The other names of this celebration - 'Vasant Mahotsava' and 'Kama Mahotsava'.

The Holi is celebrated for 16 days in Mathura and Vrindavan. Here Lord Krishna grew up and is believed to have popularized the festival by playing pranks on the Radha and gopis. People in the entire country play Holi with coloured powder i.e. Gulal and coloured water. They throw the gulal and coloured water on each other with fun, joy, loud music, dance and mirth. People can get away with almost anything by saying, "Don't mind, it's Holi!" (Hindi = Bura na mano, Holi hai).

Celebrate the bright colour festival ‘Holi’ with Indian Travel Company “Motion Trip Pvt. Ltd.”

Tuesday, February 8, 2011


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