Holi: 5 Things To Know About The Hindu Festival That Welcomes Spring

  • Holi: 5 Things To Know About The Hindu Festival That Welcomes Spring

Holi: 5 Things To Know About The Hindu Festival That Welcomes Spring

Holi is an ancient Indian festival, which marks end of winter and onset of spring season. Families prepared traditional delicacies like "gujia", a sweet fried dumpling made with semolina.

With roots in mythology about good triumphing over evil, the festival has been celebrated for centuries.

Girls apply colour on each other during Holi festivities at the Swaminarayan Mandir in Karachi.

At Bhadarwah, a special function on this occasion was organised at historical Seri Bazaar Bhadarwah, where a large number of people thronged to participate in the mega celebrations.

The police said that no untoward incidents. People from Hindu Community celebrated the festival of Holi to express religious harmony in Hyderabad.

Parineeta Borthakur: Holi celebrations are all about colors, music-dance and candies.

It is mainly observed in both India and Nepal or other countries where there is a significant Hindu population.

Vishnu's reincarnation Lord Krishna liked to play pranks on village girls by drenching them in water and colours - which is where the tradition came from.

"Even enemies become friends during Holi, they put colours on each other and are united".

Celebrations started 40 days ahead of the main Holi in the city.

Although admittedly, the Holi bit of this holiday is over, we bring you some inside scoop on her favourite things about Holi and how she protects her hair and skin from those unforgiving and merciless colours.

Bollywood celebrity couple Shabana Azmi and Javed Akhtar cancelled Holi celebrations after the sudden death of iconic actor Sridevi last week. Amid tight security arrangement, people thronged streets and played colour.

In Rajasthan, Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje in her greetings said, "This festival of excitement, enthusiasm and colours endorse mutual brotherhood, love, happiness and prosperity".

On Friday, Google unveiled a festive Google Doodle in honor of Holi, a Hindu festival that marks the end of winter.

Vice President of India M. Venkaiah Naidu greeted the people on the auspicious occasion of Holi.