Everyone will know when Holi is; But do you know why you celebrate Holi? On hearing Holi’s name, a feeling of happiness and joy arises in the mind. Holi is a festival of colors in which, from children to old people, join and celebrate this day with great pomp and joy, so this festival is also called the festival of all happiness. There is no other country in the whole world like our India where people together enjoy all the festivals with brotherly fodder without any discrimination.
This festival is a major and popular festival of Hindus, but still everywhere, people of every religion celebrate this festival together with love, due to which this festival increases affection and brings closeness to each other.
All the festivals celebrated in our country have a mythological and true story hidden behind them. In the same way, there are many stories behind playing with colors in holi. Today from this article we will know why Holi is celebrated?
What is Holi?
Holi day is a very auspicious day. This festival falls every year in the month of March of Fagun i.e., which is celebrated on the full moon day and it is the most joyous festival. It is the festival of spring and upon its arrival winter ends and summer begins.
On March 20 this year, Holi will be played everywhere across the country. In some parts of India, farmers celebrate this festival in the joy of producing a good crop.
This festival of Holi begins on the evening of Holika Dahan on the last day of Phagun and on the next morning everyone meets, hugs and colors and embellishes each other. During this time, the whole nature and atmosphere looks very beautiful and colorful. This festival is known as the victory of unity, love, happiness, happiness and good over evil.
Why is holi celebrated
After all, why is the festival of Holi celebrated? There are many mythological stories associated with this festival of Holi, of which the most popular story is Prahlada and his devotion. It is believed that in ancient times there used to be a powerful Ashur named Hiranyakashyap who was given a boon by Brahma Dev that he cannot kill any human being or any mortal, nor with any weapon or weapon, outside or outside the house, Neither in day nor in night, nor in the earth nor in the sky.
Ashur had become arrogant because of this immense power and thought of himself as God instead of God. He used to persecute all the people of his kingdom and forbade everyone to worship Lord Vishnu and instructed him to worship as he wanted to avenge the death of his younger brother who was killed by Lord Vishnu.
Hiranyakashyap had a son named Prahlad. Despite being the son of an Ashur, he would not listen to his father and worshiped Lord Vishnu. Due to the fear of Hiranyakashyap, everyone was forced to consider him Lord, except his son Prahlad. Hiranyakashyap did not approve of this and made a lot of effort that his son should give up his devotion to Lord Vishnu but he failed every time in his endeavor. In this anger, he decided to die his own son.
In this disgusting trick, he asked for help from his Behen Holika. Holika also received a boon by Lord Shiva in which she received a garment. As long as that cloth remains on Holika’s body, no one can burn Holika. Hiranyakashyap created a conspiracy and ordered Holika to take Prahlada in his lap and sit in the fire. Holika cannot be burnt in the fire because she has got a boon but her son will be consumed by trapping in that fire, which will give everyone a lesson that if someone refuses to listen to him, then his result will be like his son.
When Holika sat in the fire with Prahlada, he was reciting Lord Vishnu. It is the greatest duty of God to protect his devotees, so he also created a conspiracy and a storm came that caused the vestry wrapped around Holika’s body to fly away and Holika was consumed as a boon for not burning with fire and there was another devotee. Prahlad was not even touched by Agni Dev. From then till now people of Hindu religion see this day as a victory of good over evil and from that day Holi festival was started and people used to play with colors to celebrate this day.
Just a day before Holi, Holika Dahan takes place, in which a human being in a pile made of wood, grass and cow dung, burns it around himself and burns in the fire and vows to start afresh from the next day.
History of Holi Festival
What is the importance of Holi? Holi festival has been celebrated since ancient times due to its cultural and traditional beliefs. It is mentioned in many sacred mythological books of India, such as Purana, Daskumar Charit, Sanskrit drama, Ratnavali. On this ritual of Holi, people start making piles of wood and other flammable materials for the rituals of Holika Dahan in the streets, parks, community centers, and surrounding areas of temples. Many people also do cleanliness at home. Along with this, different types of dishes are also made, such as gujhiya, sweets, matthi, malpua, chips etc.
Holi is a huge festival for Hindus all over India, which has been present for many centuries before Jesus Christ. If we talk about Holi before this, then this festival was celebrated by married women for the good of their family by worshiping the full moon. According to ancient Indian mythology, there have been many legends behind celebrating this festival.
Holi is a cultural, religious and traditional festival for Hindus. Holi originates from the word “Holika”. The festival of Holi is especially celebrated by the people of India (Aryavrata), behind which there is a big reason. A big reason is that this festival is not only of colors but also of brotherhood. Just as we use all colors during the festival, similarly we should live in a spirit of brotherhood among ourselves and keep all the festivals together with each other.
Holi is such a festival that every province of the country celebrates with great pomp. According to their culture in different provinces, it is celebrated with rituals. This festival gives us inspiration to live in harmony with everyone in life.
How to celebrate Holi properly
Earlier colors of Holi were made from natural things like flowers and they were called Gulal. That color was very good for our skin because no chemicals were added to it. But in today’s time, shops sell powders made of chemicals in the name of colors, which is harmful for the health of all of us, especially for the children. These colors made from chemicals are available at low prices and the natural color, which should be used on Holi day, actually costs a little more, so people buy a color with a lower price, unaware of how dangerous those colors are for them is.
Due to this bad color, many people have given up playing Holi, which is very sad because due to the color made from chemicals, people have to face many physical diseases later. We should celebrate this old and refreshed festival in a good and proper way. So today I will tell you what to do and what not to do this time of Holi.
What to do on holi day
- Use organic and naturals colors on Holi day. Such as Food dye.
- Your body should be covered with the clothes you wear on this day so that when another person gives you a color made of chemicals, your skin will be saved due to clothes.
- Apply any oil on your face, body and hair so that when you try to get rid of the colors while bathing, they get rid of easily.
- If you start having any physical problems after playing with colors, then get treatment in your nearest hospital immediately.
- The person suffering from Asthma must use face mask while playing color.
- You can use the cap on the head so that the hair is not damaged.
What not to do on holi day
- Do not use any color or synthetic color made from chemicals.
- Do not put colors in the eyes, nose, mouth and ears of any person.
- Celebrate the day of Holi with your family and friends and stay away from strangers.
- Persons with Eczema try to stay away from colors.
- Do not force colors on anyone else nor apply them on animals, just as these colors are dangerous for us, in the same way they are equally dangerous for animals.
- Stay away from cheap chinese colors because they are very harmful for the skin.
How to remove colors from your body
The best way is to moisturize your entire body beforehand with the use of oil so that no color will stick in our skin. With this we can wash it easily. You can also use oil for hair or you can put a cap on the head so that your hair cannot be damaged in color. Use organic dyes such as food dye as much as possible because chemicals can damage our skin. Use more dry colors so that they can be easily cleaned.
Holi shayari in hindi
Now those days are no more when people used to use postal services (postal system) to wish their loved ones. Now even the use of email Ids is being done very rarely. This is because they cost more money and it takes a lot of time as well.
Now in this internet era, people use technology to wish each other. There are many such applications on the Internet (Whatsapp, Facebook, Telegram) using which they can send pictures, messages and even videos to each other at any festivals.
By using them, together we can convey our feelings to many people at the same time. This will not be a waste of your time and will not be a waste of money as well.
Do you want to know some best shayari
If yes, then stay with us and enjoy a great collection of holi shayari in Hindi. In this, you just have to choose the right shayari and forward it to your loved one.
Then let’s study. Hopefully you will like this.
रंगों के त्यौहार में सभी रंगों की हो भरमार,
ढेर सारी खुशियों से भरा आपका संसार,
यही दुआ है भगवान से हमारी हर बार,
होली मुबारक हो मेरे यार !
अपने दिल का हाल बताना छोड़ दिया,
हमने भी गहराई में जाना छोड़ दिया.
अरे यह क्या ?
होली से पहले आपने नहाना छोड़ दिया !!
Holi का Gulal हो
रंगों की बहार हो
गुजिया की मिठास हो
एक बात ख़ास हो
सब के दिल में प्यार हो
यहि अपना त्यौहार हो
Wish U very Happy Holi
गुल ने गुलसन से गुलफाम भेजा है,
सितारों ने आसमान से सलाम भेजा है,
मुबारक हो आपको holi का त्यौहार,
हमने दिल से यह पैगाम भेजा है.
Happy Holi Wishes in Hindi
मथुरा की खुशबू ,गोकुल का हार,
वृन्दाबन की सुगंध ,बरसाने की फुहार !
राधा की उम्मीद ,कान्हा का प्यार ,
मुबारक हो आपको होली का त्यौहार !!
रंगों की ना होती कोई जात
वो तो लाते बस खुशियों की सौगात
हाथ से हाथ मिलाते चलो!
होली हैं होली रंग लगाते चलो
खुदा करे यह अवसर हर बार चांद बनकर आए
हर रंग की महक शान बनकर आए!
कभी दूर न हो आपके चेहरे से हंसी
होली का ये त्यौहार ऐसा मेहमान बनकर आए
प्यार के रंगों से भरो पिचकारी,
स्नेह के रंगों से रंग दो दुनिया सारी!
ये रंग न जाने न कोई जात न बोली,
सबको हो मुबारक ये हैप्पी होली!
इन रंगो से भी सुन्दर हो ज़िन्दगी आपकी,
हमेशा महकती रहे यही दुआ हैं हमारी,
कभी न बिगड़ पाए ये रिश्तो के प्यार की होली
ए-मेरे यार आप सबको मुबारक हो ये होली
निकलो गलियों में बना कर टोली।
भिगा दो आज हर एक की झोली!
कोई मुस्कुरा दे तो उसे गले लगा लो वरना निकल लो,
लगा के रंग कह के हैप्पी होली
होली तो बस एक बहाना है रंगों का;
ये त्यौहार तो है आपस में दोस्ती और प्यार बढाने का;
चलो सारे गिले शिकवे दूर कर के एक दुसरे को खूब रंग लगते हैं;
मिलकर होली मानते हैं.
होली मुबारक हो!
प्यार, स्नेह, समर्पण, दुलार,
महोब्बत, सदभावना, सद्विचार,
इन सात रंगों की रहे बौछार,
आज का दिन लाये आपके जीवन में सतरंगी बहार
Why is Holi celebrated?
I hope you have liked this article of mine and have also come to know why Holi is celebrated? So friends, do not play with your health or the health of others in Holi this time and use naturals colors instead of chemical colors and have a lot of fun.