jueves, marzo 26, 2009

HOLI EN INDIA




HOLI

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.

3 comentarios:

Maria Seco dijo...

Holi es uno de los recuerdos más bonitos que tengo de mi estancia en India.
Maharaji si que es un pintorazo.

Anónimo dijo...

Solo una pregunta este hombre reprenta a toda la gente que hay en la India o solo a unos pocos.

Anónimo dijo...

Da gusto ver las fiestas que da este Señor se ve la alegria de los presentes,tienen mucho colorido.