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Happy Holi

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“Holi Mubarak to all of You”

“Holi hai – होली”
“Let the colors of Holi spread the message of peace and happiness.”

होली (Holi), the Festival of Colors, is a spring festival mostly celebrated by Hindus, Buddhists and Sikhs, it is observed in India and countries with large Indic diaspora populations.
The main day is celebrated by people throwing coloured powder and coloured water at each other.
In Varanasi (Benaras) and in the villages around everyone is playing with colours, it gathers people with different faiths, it is a happy moment where everyone dance and sing specific songs, it’s Holi (Holi hai).
The playful throwing of natural coloured powders has a medicinal significance, the colours are traditionally made of Neem, Kumkum, Haldi, Bilva, and other medicinal herbs prescribed by Āyurvedic doctors at this time of the year when the weather changes and causes viral fever and cold.
Usually people start using fans after Holi, from now the heat will start rising up untill it will become “unbearable” again…

 

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Holi hai – होली

Posted in The Oldest Living City in the World with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 8, 2010 by designldg

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“Let the colors of Holi spread the message of peace and happiness.”

होली (Holi), the Festival of Colors, is a spring festival mostly celebrated by Hindus, Buddhists and Sikhs, it is observed in India and countries with large Indic diaspora populations.
The main day is celebrated by people throwing coloured powder and coloured water at each other.
In Varanasi (Benaras) and in the villages around everyone is playing with colours, it gathers people with different faiths, it is a happy moment where everyone dance and sing specific songs, it’s Holi (Holi hai).
The playful throwing of natural coloured powders has a medicinal significance, the colours are traditionally made of Neem, Kumkum, Haldi, Bilva, and other medicinal herbs prescribed by Āyurvedic doctors at this time of the year when the weather changes and causes viral fever and cold.
Usually people start using fans after Holi, from now the heat will start rising up untill it will become “unbearable” again…

I took this picture at Assi Ghat along the Ganges, this couple of young actors were acting in a movie shot in the city.

Happy Holi to everyone…!!!

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Let’s play होली (Holi)

Posted in Some of me with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 12, 2009 by designldg

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Holi (Hindi: होली), or Phagwa (Bhojpuri), also called the Festival of Colours, is a popular Hindu spring festival observed in India. 
On the first day bonfires are lit at night to signify burning the demoness Holika, Hiranyakashipu’s sister.
On the second day, known as Dhulhendi, people spend the day throwing colored powder and water at each other. 
The spring season, during which the weather changes, is believed to cause viral fever and cold. 
Thus, the playful throwing of the colored powders has a medicinal significance: the colors are traditionally made of Neem, Kumkum, Haldi, Bilva, and other medicinal herbs prescribed by Āyurvedic doctors. 
A special drink called thandai is prepared, sometimes containing bhang (Cannabis sativa).
Rangapanchami occurs a few days later on a Panchami (fifth day of the full moon), marking the end of festivities involving colours.
As per the Hindu calendar, it falls on the Phalgun Purnima (or Pooranmashi, Full Moon), which will occur on March 10th in 2009. 

Holi is a festival of fun, romance and brotherhood.
It’s a day of peace where people celebrates even with those with whome they can have problems.
It reminds me Carnival as it also occurs during the same festival season and it involves as well public celebrations and street partys where people masquerade.

My friend Rajiv took this picture of me on the bank of river Ganga in Varanasi (Benaras) and I added some PP work on it.
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Happy Holi to all, Holi ki shubhkamnaye …!