About Holi

Holi’s mythological, spiritual, historical, cultural and literary significance

Holi's mythological, spiritual, historical, cultural and literary significance
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Holi … is the important Indian festival to be celebrated in the ‘Spring’ of the season ‘Vasant’ … Spring comes after winter … This season is due in February and March in India … Spring is very pleasant season … In this season there are many climate That is, there is no excess of cold and heat … There are many different types of pleasant changes in nature … so it is also called the King of the Seasons or the Rituraj … According to Holi Hindu calendar, The full moon of the month is celebrated … This festival, called ‘festival of colors’, is traditionally celebrated for two days … On the first day Holika is lit, which is also called ‘Holika Dahan’ … On the second day, Dhurudi, Dhuleandi, ‘Dhukkhel’ or ‘Dhulivandan’ are called, people throw colors on each other, Abir-Gulul etc., songs of Holi are sung by drum, and people go from house to house Used to … It is said that on the day of Holi people forget the old bitterness and get hugged and become friends again … the round-the-clock coloring plays till noon … after the rest of the bath and new clothes In the evening people get to meet each other at home, they get hugs and feed sweets.This popular festival of melody is also the messenger of spring. Raga means music and color are its main parts, but the nature which brings them to the bliss is also present at its peak with colorful puberty. Due to celebration of Falgun month it is also called falguni. Holi festival starts from Vasant Panchami. Gol Gul is flown for the first time on that day. From this day the song of Phag and Dhhamar starts.
Vedic and mythological significance
There are various Vedic and mythological views to celebrate Holi. In the Vedic period this festival has been called ‘Navaneshti’. This day is the law of distributing the Prasad by offering the full grain of the field. This grain is called Hola, so it was celebrated as Holikotsava. This festival is considered as a sacrifice of the arrival of the Navsavsar and the celebration of Bantangam. Some people consider this festival as a worship of Agnidev. The birth of Manu is also considered this day. Hence it is also known as monnithithi. According to the Puranas, Lord Shankar had consumed Kamdev from his anger, since then it has been practiced to celebrate this festival.
Holi in historical form
This popular festival of color is also the message of spring. Since this festival is celebrated with great joy in the spring, it is also called ‘Basantotsav’ and ‘Kamamohotsav’. Raga (music) and color are its main parts, but the nature which gives them its climax, is also present at its peak condition with colorful youth. The environment is very charming everywhere. This festival is also known as ‘Phalguni’ due to the celebration of Falgun Mass and what is the name of the bayas running in this month … ..! Every living creature gets intoxicated to enjoy these rivers … ..! Someone is closing in their homes and enjoying this colorful shade by peeping with the voices and taking an open common moral mindset …! There is no obligation of age here, children, old aged people, all fall in colorful mansions …. In my mind also a small seedling of a question was born that, after enjoying the beautiful shade of this festival, what is the history of which is the great pleasure of enjoying it.

Historians believe that even this festival was prevalent in Aryans, but mostly it was celebrated in Eastern India. This festival is described in many ancient religious books. Among them are the pre-eminence of the Gemini and the indigestion.
This festival is also mentioned in other texts in ancient manuscripts of ‘Puran Puranas’ like ‘Narad Puran’ and ‘Vishva Purana’. It has also been mentioned in an inscription of three hundred years old from Isa situated at Ramgarh place in the Bindhya region.
The well-known Muslim tourist Al-Baruni, a famous Persian scholar, astrologer, and thinker, has also described the ‘Holikotsava’ celebrated in spring in a historic Journey.
Muslim poets have also mentioned the enthusiasm of Holi festival in their compositions …….
The Mughal period and the tales of Holi in this period are awakening eagerness ………! Akbar’s Jodha Bai and Jahangir get the description of playing Holi with Noorjahan. In a picture of the museum of Alwar, a famous city of Rajasthan, Jahangir has been shown playing Holi with Noorjahan. By the time of Shah Jahan, the Mughal style of playing Holi had changed. In the history of Shah Jahan, Holi was called ‘Kid-e-Gulabi’ or ‘Ab-e-Pashi’, which is called ‘Shades of colors’ in Hindi. The last Mughal emperor is famous about Bahadur Shah Zafar, that he was so passionate about Holi that his minister used to go to the Holi to paint them. In the painting of Mewar, Maharana Pratap used to be pleased with his courtiers and played Holi.
Holi in literary form
In ancient times, Sanskrit literature has a detailed description of the many forms of Holi. In Shrimadbhavat Mahapurana, the group of rasas is described. Holi is also described in the lilies of Lord Krishna. In other compositions, there is a festival named ‘Rang’ which includes Harsh’s Priyadarshika and Ratnavali [a] and Kalidas’ Kumarasambham and Malavikagnimatram.Happayholi.com

In the season of composition of Kalidas, a whole serpent is offered to ‘Vasantotsav’. Bharavi, Magh and many other Sanskrit poets have quite talked about the spring. Holi is described in the first epic Prithviraj Raso of Hindi written by Chand Bardai.

Hindi and Hindi literature of Raktikal have been special significance for Holi and Phalgun month. Many poets have liked this topic from Adikalen Kavi Vidyapati to Bhaktikalyen Surdas, Rahim, Raskhan, Padmakar, Jaayasi, Meerabai, Kabir and Ritikalin Bihari, Keshav, Ghananand etc. Whether it is the love of devotional love or nirguna formless devotional love or the love between the inferior temporal heroine hero, Phalgun has been touched by the taste of the month. Along with Holi’s colors, there is a desire to paint in the color of love, then there is also the devotee, the boyfriend also, the girlfriend too.


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