Holi, A Welcoming of Spring


Last Monday (March 1st), people in India and other countries with large Hindu populations celebrated Holi, the Festival of Colors. A welcoming of Spring, Holi is celebrated as the triumph of good over evil. Hindu devotees and others enthusiastically drop their inhibitions, and chase each other in temples and through the streets, playfully splashing colorful paint, powder and water on each other. People also attend bonfires to commemorate the story of Prahlada, a Hindu figure and devout follower of Lord Vishnu who prevailed over his father and the demoness Holika with the power of his devotion. Collected here are a handful of images from this year's Festival of Colors.

I also posted some of the photos from the website on the group photos page.rs

Anitcha Anitcha
18-21, F
2 Responses Mar 4, 2010

Thanks to all for taking some inteest on India and its festivals b/c it's really a wonderful festival and played in true spirit enjoyed by old and young alike. on dis day ppl just forget their hatred for each other and splash colors on each other. It begins burning a bonfire in the very early morning which symbolises the shedding of our sins, hatred and all evil thoughts.<br />
Holi is also the time to remember Lord Krishna when he comes to meet his "love" Radha. Her friends like to tease Krishna by splashing Him with coloured water.

ive heard bout it..i think is wonderful..