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holi festival india 2019

holi festival india 2019

holi festival india 2019  Festivals are a welcome relief from the humdrum and monotony of everyday existence. The people of Uttar Pradesh add color to their lives by celebrating their festivals with great merriment. When Holi is celebrated, bright colors and happiness soak each and every corner of the state and bring much joy to the lives of the people.

 

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There are certain rituals that are associated with the festival of Holi. A day before Holi, a bright bonfire is lit. It is referred to as Holika or Chhoti Holi. It symbolizes the triumph of good over evil. There is a very interesting story associated with this. The demon king Hiranyakashyap had conspired with his sister Holika to kill his son Prahlad. Prahlad’s only fault was that he was a very big follower of Lord Narayana. However he was not successful in his mission. His son was saved by the grace of God whereas his sister was consumed by the fire.

All the people participate to light the fire. A pot of new barley seeds is kept under the pyre. When the fire burns out, these seeds are consumed by the people. Often predictions are made about the future harvest on the basis of the condition of seeds or the direction of the flames. The ashes of this fire are considered very auspicious and often either the ashes or the smoldering fragments of wood are taken back home. They light their fires at home with these embers and keep the ashes which they believe will protect them against diseases.

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