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Can anyone describe why and how Holi celebrated?

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Asked by Josna, 27 Feb '10 12:47 pm
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In spite of being such a colourful festival, there are various aspects of Holi, which makes it so significant for our lives. Though they might not be so apparent but a closer look and a little thought will reveal its' significance in more ways than meets the eyes. Ranging from socio-cultural, religious to biological there is every reason why we must heartily enjoy the festival and cherish the reasons for its celebrations. Holi helps to bring the society together and strengthen the secular fabric of our country. For, the festival is celebrated by non-Hindus also as everybody like to be a part of such a colouful and joyous festival. Also, the tradition of the Holi is that even the enemies turn friends on Holi and forget any feeling of hardship that may be present. Besides, on this day people do not differentiate between the rich and poor and everybody celebrate the festival together with a spirit of bonhomie and brotherhood. The tradition of playing colours is particularly rampant in nor ...more
Answered by Dil Se, 27 Feb '10 01:09 pm

 
  
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Holi has long traditional links with several legends. According to one popular legend, the word Holi is derived from the demoness, Holika. She was the sister of Hiranyakashyap, a demon king, who having defeated the Gods, proclaimed his own supremacy over everyone else in the Universe. Enraged over his son, Pralhad's ardent devotion to Lord Vishnu, Hiranyakashyap decides to punish him. He takes the help of his sister, Holika, who is immune to any damage from fire. Holika carries Prahlad into the fire but a divine intervention destroys her and saves Prahlad from getting burned. Thus Holi is celebrated to mark the burning of the evil Holika. And the festival came into existence by the name of Holika or Holi. It is a celebration of the triumph of good over evil. Usually people burn the Holika tree on the eve of Holi. On the morning of Holi, people celebrate this festival by colorful water, gulal and different colours. In the evening, youngsters play with dry colors and seek elders' bless ...more
Answered by sumati gayki, 27 Feb '10 12:58 pm

 
  
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As per mythology there are different reasons as per different community.......the main reason is we celebrate as the remarkable day of BHAKTA PRAHALAD.........Prahalad was the devotee of Lord vishnu was the son of Hirnyakasyapu who was against the word of Vishnu......he tried to kill his son Prahalad but laways escaped by thr grace of GOD.......then he ordered his Siter HOLIKA to take Prahalad in her lap and enter into the fire but again Prahalad escaped and HOLIKA died...........that so why people celebrated it as a day of victory of PUNYA DEEDS(good deeds).......another one is FAGU is the made of many herbal mixtures which is good to cure all skin dieseas......people are generally suffered from sikn dieseas in the winter due to lack of bath........after playing with herbal colors people use to take long bath which clenas the skin infections..........third one is the games of love........
Answered by pradeep mishra, 27 Feb '10 12:57 pm

 
  
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In the days of prahalad, when hiranykashipu wamted to kill his son prahalad, his sister holika, who had a boon that she will not be affected by fire, was made to sit with prahalad in her lap,so that she will not be affected, but prahalad will get killed, but as fate would have it, holika was burnt to death, where as prahalad was alive and unskathed. it was on the day on which holi falls
Answered by rajnikant raiyarela, 27 Feb '10 12:51 pm

 
  
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Holi is celebrated becauseThe bonfires are lit in memory of the miraculous escape that young Prahlad accomplished when Demoness Holika, sister of Hiranyakashipu, carried him into the fire. Holika was burnt but Prahlad, a staunch devotee of god Vishnu, escaped without any injuries due to his unshakable devotion.
Answered by Arshad Khan, 27 Feb '10 12:49 pm

 
  
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