WATCH VIDEOS | Drenched In Colours Of Festivity India Celebrates Holi 2022

WATCH VIDEOS | Drenched In Colours Of Festivity India Celebrates Holi 2022

New Delhi: In India, Holi is one of the most vivid and colourful festivals. After a long winter, the event celebrates the arrival of spring. It is observed on a full-moon spring day of the Hindu calendar’s Phalguna month.

Holi is being celebrated on March 18 this year, while Chhoti Holi was celebrated on March 17.

Holi is a festival that celebrates the triumph of good over evil and is a day when people forgive, forget, and release bad energy from their life in order to start over.

In India, the festival of colours, Holi, is celebrated in various ways. Every year, people celebrate the holiday with great zeal and delight with their friends and family. Though the form of celebration varies by place, the passion is universal. 

Here’s How People Across India Celebrated Holi 2022

History Of Holi

As per Hindu mythology, Lord Brahma granted King Hiranyakashipu a boon that he would never be killed by a man or an animal. He began bothering his subjects, compelling them to adore him, believing himself to be all-powerful.

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Furious that his own son Prahlad remained a devout follower of Lord Vishnu, he plotted to assassinate him with the assistance of his sister Holika, who possessed a fire-resistant boon. The monarch requested that his sister take control of Prahlad as he sat on fire. Holika perished in the fire, but Lord Vishnu saved Prahlad.

Large bonfires are lighted across the country on the night of the celebration — Chhoti Holi or Holika Dahan — to symbolise the time when virtue prevailed over evil. Rituals are performed, and dried leaves, wood, and twigs are thrown into the fire.

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