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COLOURS – a symbol of happiness

Happiness gives us motive to live our life positively.

Holi is festival of colours. It is one of the main Hindu Festival in India. Holi is the second largest Hindu festival after Diwali. Along with Hindu, Muslims, Sikhs, Christians & other religions also celebrate this festival. This festival comes in the month of March & celebrated by all over the world with lots of happiness & positiveness.

The festival of colours, Holi is also a harvest festival, marking the arrival of spring and the end of winter season.

Story Behind Holi. Why celebrating Holi?

In the Hindu legend, one of the most famous mythological stories of the legend of Holi involves an evil and powerful King names Hiranyakashyap who considered himself to be God and wanted everybody in his kingdom to worship him. But his own son worship and devoted to God Vishnu. So Hiranyakashyap tried to stop his son Prahlad from worshipping God Vishnu. Hiranyakashipu tried killing his son a number of times, but nothing worked. Then he took help from his evil sister, Holika, because she possessed a special power of being immune to fire. God Vishu helps Prahlad and burns his evil sister Holika to death to signify the victory of good over evil.

How Holi celebrated?

The first day of Holi is celebrated as Holika Dahan the night before Holi and symbolizes the victory of good over evil. In Holika Dahan people perform rituals in front of fire.

The second day of Holi is called with many names like Rangwali Holi, Dhulandi, Phagwah or  Badi Holi. This day people splashing colours to each another, sharing Gujiyas and enjoy.

Special Sweet of Holi is Gujiya (dumpling filled with khoya and dried fruits). It made in every household in india.

Special drink of Holi is Thandai.

In the region of Lord Krishna grew up place Braj in Uttar Pradesh, Holi is celebrated until the day of Rangpanchmi, in memory of the devotional love of Krishna and Radha.

Lath Mar Holi is celebrated in town Barsana and Nandgaon, where women playfully beat men with sticks while men run around with shields to protect themselves.

Here we are bringing few worksheets related HOLI festival to bring more positivity & Happiness in our children. With these activities students get more connected with our roots & enjoy our rituals/ festivities.

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