FilmiTown Wishing All Members A Very Happy Holi
Holi Festival : One of the major festivals of India, Holi is celebrated with enthusiasm and gaiety on the full moon day in the month of Phalgun which is the month of March as per the Gregorian calendar.
Holi festival may be celebrated with various names and people of different states might be following different traditions. But, what makes Holi so unique and special is the spirit of it which remains the same throughout the country and even across the globe, wherever it is celebrated.
A Hindu festival, Holi has various legends associated with it. The foremost is the legend of demon King Hiranyakashyap who demanded everybody in his kingdom to worship him but his pious son, Prahlad became a devotee of Lord Vishnu. Hiranyakashyap wanted his son to be killed. He asked his sister Holika to enter a blazing fire with Prahlad in her lap as Holika had a boon which made he immune to fire. Story goes that Prahlad was saved by lord himself for his extreme devotion and evil minded Holika was burnt to ashes, for her boon worked only when she entered the fire alone.
Since that time, people light a bonfire, called Holika on the eve of Holi festival and celebrate the victory of good over evil and also the triumph of devotion to god. Children take special delight in the tradition and this has another legend attached to it. It says that there was once an ogress Dhundhi who used to trouble children in the kingdom of Prithu. She was chased away by children on the day of Holi. Therefore, children are allowed to play pranks at the time of 'Holika Dahan'.
Some also celebrate the death of evil minded Pootana. The ogress tried to Lord Krishna as an infant by feeding it poisonous milk while executing the plan of Kansa, Krishna's devil uncle. However, Krishna sucked her blood and brought her end. Some who view the origin of festivals from seasonal cycles believe that Pootana represents winter and her death the cessation and end of winter.
In South India, people worship Kaamadeva- the god of love and passion for his extreme sacrifice. According to a legend, Kaamadeva shot his powerful love arrow on Lord Shiva to revoke his interest in the worldly affairs in the interest of the earth. However, Lord Shiva was enraged as he was in deep mediation and opened his third eye which reduced Kaamadeva to ashes. Though, later on the request of Rati, Kaamadeva's wife, Shiva was pleased to restore him back.
On the eve of Holi, called Chhoti or Small Holi people gather at important crossroads and light huge bonfires, the ceremony is called Holika Dahan. This tradition is also followed in Gujarat and Orissa. To render greatfulness to Agni, god of Fire, gram and stalks from the harvest are also offered to Agni with all humility. Ash left from this bonfire is also considered sacred and people apply it on their foreheads. People believe that the ash protects them from evil forces.
PURNIMA ka chand RANGO ki doli,
CHAND se uski chandni boli,
KHUSHIYON se bhari apki jholi,
MUBARAK ho apko RANGBIRANGI Holi.
Dalo rang or gulaal
Aya rango ka tayohar
Batoo aapas me payar
Mubarak ho ap ko holi ka tayohar
May god sprey colors of success and prosperity over u…….
have a joys holi
O’ Mere Pyaare Se Humjoli;
Aaj Miljaye Hamaari Toli;
Peke Thandai, Machayein Dhamaal;
Aur Yaadgaar Banaye Yeh Holi!
A very very happy Holi!.
Khale Gujiya aur Peele Thodi Thandai;
Sunder Lage Tu Rangon Mein Nahayi;
Mere Sang Bhi Khel Le Holi;
Aur Ban Ja Meri Lugai!
Dil karta hai,
Khaa key gujiya,
pee key bhaang,
laaga ke thoda thoda sa rang,
baja ke dholak aur mridang,
khele holi hum tere sang.
HAPPY HOLI 2014
May this festival of colours of colours bring…
a smile to ur lips.
a twinkle in ur eyes,
and a cheer in ur voice.
Wishing u a joyous holi !
Bhaiyon Holi ke rango mein khoob rangna aur masti karna.
I hope this Holi brings lot of colors in each and everybody’s life.
I wish I was in India to celebrate Holi with my loved ones.
I miss the grand celebration.
Pyar k rang se bharo pichkari,
Sneh k rang se rang do dunia sari,
ye rang na jane na koi baat na boli,
apko advance me mubarak ho Happy Holi.