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What is the back ground in celebrating holi ?

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Asked by sigma, 25 Mar '13 11:50 pm
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1. Holika Dehan;
2. Change of Season
Answered by Anil K Chugh, 26 Mar '13 12:07 am

 
  
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Holi is an ancient festival of India and was originally known as 'Holika'. The festivals finds a detailed description in early religious works such as Jaimini's Purvamimamsa-Sutras and Kathaka-Grhya-Sutras. Historians also believe that Holi was celebrated by all Aryans but more so in the Eastern part of India.

It is said that Holi existed several centuries before Christ. However, the meaning of the festival is believed to have changed over the years. Earlier it was a special rite performed by married women for the happiness and well-being of their families and the full moon (Raka) was worshiped.

Calculating the Day of Holi
There are two ways of reckoning a lunar month- 'purnimanta' and 'amanta'. In the former, the first day starts after the full moon; and in the latter, after the new moon. Though the amanta reckoning is more common now, the purnimanta was very much in vogue in the earlier days.

According to this purnimanta reckoning, Phalguna purnima was the last day of the y ...more
Answered by saranathan Narasimhan, 26 Mar '13 02:10 pm

 
  
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Holika dahan
Answered by Quest, 26 Mar '13 11:54 am

 
  
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Holi is an ancient festival of India and was originally known as 'Holika'. The festivals finds a detailed description in early religious works such as Jaimini's Purvamimamsa-Sutras and Kathaka-Grhya-Sutras. Historians also believe that Holi was celebrated by all Aryans but more so in the Eastern part of India.

It is said that Holi existed several centuries before Christ. However, the meaning of the festival is believed to have changed over the years. Earlier it was a special rite performed by married women for the happiness and well-being of their families and the full moon (Raka) was worshiped.

Calculating the Day of Holi
There are two ways of reckoning a lunar month- 'purnimanta' and 'amanta'. In the former, the first day starts after the full moon; and in the latter, after the new moon. Though the amanta reckoning is more common now, the purnimanta was very much in vogue in the earlier days.

According to this purnimanta reckoning, Phalguna purnima was the last day of the y ...more
Answered by Prashant Srivastava, 26 Mar '13 11:53 am

 
  
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It is just a way of celebration, the Tesu or Palash flowers bloom, and their flowers have medical properties, people in olden days used to offer them to God and then bathe in the color made of Palash or esu flowers, this kept them away from infections, that's it. rest is myth.
Answered by Aditya Misra, 25 Mar '13 11:53 pm

 
  
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