Saturday, March 19, 2011

Happy Holi

Good morning everybodyyyy!!!!

It is Holi todayyyy!!!!


Holi, or Holli (Hindiहोली), is a spring religious festival celebrated by Hindus. It is primarily observed in IndiaNepalSri Lanka,[1] and countries with large Indic diaspora populations, such as SurinameMalaysiaGuyanaSouth AfricaTrinidadUnited KingdomUnited StatesMauritius, and Fiji. In West Bengal and Orissa of India it is known as Dolyatra (Doul Jatra) or Basanta-Utsav ("spring festival"). The most celebrated Holi is that of the Braj region, in locations connected to the god KrishnaMathuraVrindavanNandagaon, and Barsana. These places have become tourist destinations during the festive season of Holi, which lasts here to up to sixteen days.[2]
The main day, Holi, also known as Dhuli Vandana in Sanskrit, also DhulhetiDhulandi or Dhulendi, is celebrated by people throwing coloured powder and coloured water at each other. Bonfires are lit the day before, also known as Holika Dahan (burning of Holika) or Chhoti Holi (little Holi). The bonfires are lit in memory of the miraculous escape that young Prahlad accomplished when Demoness Holika, sister ofHiranyakashipu, carried him into the fire. Holika was burnt but Prahlad, a staunch devotee of god Vishnu, escaped without any injuries due to his unshakable devotion. Holika Dahan is referred to as Kama Dahanam in South India.
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  1. Happy holi Ikky :) Hope you and Zorro have a fun time :)

  2. Happy Holi for you too sweedums :)


  3. Thank you Maha!!!:*:* hope you have/have fun too.. bdw you guys celebrated today there? cause no one celebrated here. :P

    Debbuuuuuuu my louuuuu hope you had lots of funnn!!!:*:*:* :D

  4. Don't ask me! No one celebrates holi here.. ever.. :(

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  6. awwwww.. :( i just saw stained red faces.. but i int see anyone play. :( i missed Holi this year. no play at all!:(

  7. Hey taio, I am not familiar with Romanian. i googled "frumos". Thank you so much. :)

  8. Ooh lucky u, this festival seems amazing!

  9. Hi Meryem, thanks for dropping by.
    It sure is a lovely festival, but then aging they're all beautiful, India is not called the land of festivals for nothing. ;)
    Where are you from? :)

  10. I Hope you had a fab Holi Day :-) xx


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