Why do we celebrate Holi?

This is the beauty of ancient festivals that mythological secrets hidden behind them attract us. Let's know the meaning and history of Holika Dahan. The festival of Holika Dahan gives the message that God is always present to protect his unique devotees.
Holika Dahan, the first day of the Holi festival, is celebrated on the full moon of the month of Phalgun. There is a tradition of playing with colors on the next day, which is also known by the names Dhulendi, Dhundi, and Dhuli, etc. Holi is celebrated to commemorate the victory of good over evil. On the next day of Holika Dahan (also known as Chhoti Holi), there is a law to play with full joy and colors, and this festival is celebrated by putting each other and hugging Abir-Gulal.
Holi is one of the most spectacular festivals celebrated in India. Like Diwali, this festival is also considered a festival of victory over good and evil. Holi also has mythological significance for Hindus. The most popular story related to this festival is the story of Prahlada, Holika, and Hiranyakashyap. But not only this, many other stories of Holi are also prevalent. In Vaishnava tradition, Holi is considered a symbolic formula of Holika-Prahlada's story.


Legend of Holika Dahan


According to the Puranas, when the demon king Hiranyakashyap saw that his son Prahlad did not worship any other God except Vishnu, he became enraged and finally ordered his sister Holika to take Prahlad in his lap and sit in the fire, because Holika Had the boon that fire could not harm him. But just the opposite happened, Holika was consumed by burning and nothing happened to the devotee Prahlada.
In memory of this incident, there is a law to perform Holika Dahan on this day. The festival of Holi gives the message that in the same way, God is always present to protect his unique devotees. Not only this, but many other stories of Holi are prevalent.



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