Why Holi Festival is Celebrated in India Every Year

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Holi is a festival of colors and enjoyment, which celebrated at the end of winter and beginning of spring. Holi is celebrated to show the power of truth. Why Holi festival is celebrated, the reason is behind Hindu religion story of demon Hiranya Kashipu or his son Prahallad. Holi word is taken from Holika which is burned one day before Holi as Holika Dahan.

Holika Prahallad

The story of Holi is based on Prahallad who was son of demon Hiranya Kashipu, Prahallad was a pure devotee of Lord Vishnu and always chanted the Lord Vishnu’s name, where in kingdom of Hiranya Kashipu no body is permitted to chant the name of any god. But Prahallad was one who breaks the rules of Hiranya Kashipu. Demon Hiranya Kashipu warned various time to Prahallad to stop chanting name of Lord Vishnu but he never stops and begin the chanting name of Lord Vishnu. Finally demon Hiranya Kashipu took decision to kill his son Prahallad. Demon Hiranya Kashipu tried to kill his son various times but always Lord Vishnu saved him from every problematic situations. Finally the demon Hiranya Kashipu was fed up with his son Prahallad, so he used his demon sister Holika to settle the Prahallad. Holika had a Boon to withstand Fire, therefore she taken decision to sit along with Prahallad into Fire. But The Lord Vishnu saved Prahallad and Killed Holika. So the day when Holika was killed is celebrated as Holi.

The main object of this story is to represent the power of truth, where truth has been promoted to win over lies. Join this great festival by forgetting your angers.

Holi is the time to develop understanding and love for each other.
Here, is a platform for you all to renew your friendship and to express heartiest love by scribbling a beautiful Holi message for loved ones.

Happy Holi

Holi is one of the part of Indian’s celebration day so enjoy the Holi. Happy Holi.

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2 responses to “Why Holi Festival is Celebrated in India Every Year”

  1. Amal Rafeeq Avatar
    Amal Rafeeq

    Hi Atul,
    My last year holy was the most colorful one. I really miss my school.
    Thanks for sharing this awesome post 🙂

    1. Atul Kumar Avatar

      Welcome Amal for sharing your experience.

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