Tuesday, 12 November, 2019

India bursts with color in celebration of Holi

People covered in coloured powder dance as they celebrate Holi during a traditional gathering at a temple in Nandgaon village in India's Uttar Pradesh state Festival of colours: Hindu community celebrates Holi
Patty Aguilar | 23 March, 2019, 08:51

Members of the Hindu community offered prayers, showcased traditional dandia dances, sprayed each other with colours, and marked the festival with great fervour and zeal.

Hindus across India this week celebrate the two-day festival of Holi, which marks the beginning of spring, with an explosion of colors, chanting of devotional songs and prayer.

Playful battles of colour were witnessed among adults and children as the Hindu community celebrated the festival of colours on Wednesday.

Celebrations begin a night before with Holika Dahan, wherein people perform religious rituals in front of a bonfire and pray for the destruction of evil, just the way Holika, the sister of the demon king Hiranyakashipu, was killed in the fire. According to Hindu mythology, Prahlad who is a staunch devotee of Lord Vishnu was saved by the divine one from the devil Holika.

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Top left, Indians play with colored water during Holi festivities in Allahabad, India. The Triumph of Prahlada over Hiranyakashipu, with Vishnu's help, represents a struggle between good and evil from which the festival is derived.

Underlining how Holi paints a single shade of unity across the country, PM Modi wished fellow citizens the best on the occasion. Wishing you a happy Holi! They were also seen shouting anti-Pakistan slogans. May he sprinkle peace, luck, success and joy at every step.

"Wishing our Hindu community a very happy and peaceful Holi, the festival of colours", the premier tweeted. Let us make this festival of colors all the more fun. Happy Holi to all of you! Wishing you all a wonderful, beautiful, colorful Happy Holi.

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