On the eve of holi a bonfire is lit, which signfies the victory of good over evil. which evil character is symbolicaly burnt?
Asked by mangleshwar vishwakarma, 17 Mar '12 06:50 pm
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HolikaAnswered by Anil K Chugh, 17 Mar '12 07:20 pm
A bonfire is lit on this evening. This part of the festival has a legend associated with it. According to this legend, demon King Hiranyakashyap demanded everybody in his kingdom to worship him but his pious son, Prahlad who was a devotee of Lord Vishnu did not do so. Hiranyakashyap wanted his son to be killed. He asked his sister Holika to enter a blazing fire with Prahlad in her lap as Holika had a boon which made her immune to fire. Prahlad was saved by the Lord himself while evil minded Holika was burnt to ashes, for her boon worked only when she entered the fire alone. Since that time, the bonfire called Holika has been lit on the eve of Holi festival to celebrate the victory of good over evil and also mark devotion to God.
Source: google searchAnswered by anil garg, 17 Mar '12 07:07 pm
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