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Why do Indians celebrate Holi?

By Intimate Viewpoint

The four girls are celebrating holi in India

What is Holi?

Holi is one of the important festivals of India. India is well known for its festivals. As you all know that India is a country of diversity. Therefore there is a diversity that can be seen in festivals also. Read more about another festival.

There are many kinds of people living in India. Their languages, Their living styles, they are addressing, their customs and traditions everything are different. Exactly the same, their festivals are also different. Every community have their own festivals and they celebrate them according to their own tradition but despite all the people from all communities, enjoy together at each other's festival.

Although, holy is a Hindu festival. Yet all kinds of people love Holi. Therefore, Holi is celebrated by almost the people of all religions. 

A group of people are celebrating holi at a place

Why does Holi is celebrated with?

Holi is a very beautiful festival because it is in many colours. There is a big importance of colours in human life. Because it makes human life beautiful. 

Moreover, there is a beautiful Legend about Holi in India.

The legend about Holi

The festival of Holi started in India when Lord Vishnu came to earth with the incarnation of Krishna. Krishna used to play Holi with goddess Radha after becoming an elder. From that time, the festival of Holi is celebrated every year in between the month of February and March.

Moreover, there is one more history in India about Holi. All of you must have heard about Holika Dahan, one day before Holi. Holika was the sister of Hiranyakashipu. She had a boon that she never be burned in the fire.

Holi is being celebrating in Vridavan

Hiranyakashipu was an evil king. And he considered himself as God because he was very powerful and he had a boon too that no one can kill him, neither human nor animal. No, any weapon can kill him. Neither he can die in day time nor at the night. That's why he had proud of his boon and of his power. He wanted all people of his Kingdom would worship him and considered him as God. But his little son of 7 years old Prahlad was a great devotee of Lord Vishnu. 

That's why Hiranyakashipu wanted to kill him. He tried many times also to kill Prahlad. But the power of his devotion would have saved him every time.

Then one day, Hiranyakashipu created a conspiracy that Holika will sit on fire with Prahlad seated on her lap by doing so, Prahlad would be burned on fire and Holika would escape.

But happened just opposite of it. Holika died and Prahlad escape alive.

In this way, the festival of Holi demonstrates the victory of good over evil. The festival of Holi promotes love and brotherhood because, on this day, people from all communities and religions forget enmity and hug each other.

Lathmar Holi in Mathura

 What is Lathmar Holi in India?

The literal meaning of Lathmar is, Lath means stick and Mar means to beat. This is a special kind of Holi that is celebrated in the Mathura district in Uttar Pradesh. In India Barsana and Nandgaon are the two towns which are known as the towns of Lord Krishna and Radha. The Lathmar Holi is specifically celebrated in this twin town.

Lathmar Holi is being celebrating at Mathura( Uttar Pradesh)

How does Lathmar Holi celebrate? 

Lathmar Holi is celebrated in a specific way than the other states of India. It is celebrated specifically in Nandgaon and Barsana the towns of Radha-Krishna in Uttar Pradesh.

There is a legend behind Hathmar Holi.

It is said that Krishna used to come from Nandgaon to Barsana to visit his beloved Radha and to play colours with her every year for this duration of this festival. Krishna used to come with his friends to apply colours on Radha and her friends and to all women of Barsana.

The women used to drive them away from Barsana by beating them with sticks by considering it offensive. From that time, the festival of Holi is celebrated in the same way every year. 

The men from Nandgaon come to Barsana and the woman use sticks and colours on them.

The Lathmar Holi is celebrated for 4 to 5 days. Each and every people whether they are men or women, get indulged in celebrating this festival.

People from many states and countries come here to visit this extraordinary celebration of Holi. There is a large crowd of people that can be seen here during Holi. The festival of Holi is popular throughout the world.

Those who never seen to celebrating Holi, should come to India and enjoy this beautiful festival.

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