jueves, marzo 26, 2009
HOLI EN INDIA
The ancient festival of colours Holi is celebrated all over
India on the day of full moon night of the last month of
the year according to Hindu calendar.
The main day of Holi is celebrated by people throwing
colored powder and colored water at each other.
Bonfires are lit the day before, also known as Holika
Dahan (death of Holika). The bonfires are lit in memory
of the miraculous escape that young Prahlad had when
Demoness Holika carried him into the fire. Holika was
burnt - but Prahlad, a staunch devotee of God, escaped
without any injuries due to his unshakable devotion.
The main day when the actual play of colours takes
place, is meant for pure enjoyment.
Each colour carry a specific meaning:
Red – Purity
Green – Vitality
Blue – Calm and sedateness
Yellow - Pious feeling.
Música: Chorus (Darbaar Hajaron Dekher)
This post is dedicated to Lisa Rosendhal with all my love.