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Wednesday, the 20th of March 2019 :

Holi is an ancient festival of India and was originally known as 'Holika'.
Hiranyakashyap wanted everybody in his kingdom to worship only him but to his great disappointment, his son, Prahlad became an ardent devotee of Lord Naarayana. Hiaranyakashyap commanded his sister, Holika to enter a blazing fire with Prahlad in her lap. Holika had a boon whereby she could enter fire without any damage on herself. However, she was not aware that the boon worked only when she enters the fire alone. As a result she paid a price for her sinister desires, while Prahlad was saved by the grace of the god for his extreme devotion. The festival, therefore, celebrates the victory of good over evil and also the triumph of devotion. Legend of Lord Krishna is also associated with play with colors as the Lord started the tradition of play with colours by applying colour on his beloved Radha and other gopis. Gradually, the play gained popularity with the people and became atradition.

There are also a few other legends associated with the festival - like the legend of Shiva and Kaamadeva and those of Ogress Dhundhi and Pootana. All depict triumph of good over evil - lending a philosophy to the festival.

Holika Dahan Celebrations on 20th Mar :

On the eve of 20th Mar, Holika Dahan will takes place. Effigy of Holika, the devil minded sister of demon King Hiranyakashyap will be placed on the wood and burnt.

Play of Colors:

21st March is the main day of Holi celebrations. The day is called Dhulendi
People take extreme delight in spraying colour water on each other with pichkaris. Singing and dancing. People relish gujiya and other traditional Holi delicacies with great joy.

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