How to Celebrate Holi?

Get natural colors in powdered or watery form and throw it on friends, relatives, and passersby on the Holi festival day. Because this is what Lord Krishna did? Sri Krishna ran around the villages in Vrindavan, Gokul and Barsana playing Holi. He used pichkaris to splash colors on Gopis and Gopas.

Although there are a couple of myths associated with Holi, it is the one associated with Krishna that is the most famous. Of course, Holika Dahan (Holi bonfire) is associated with the unwavering Vishnu devotion of young Prahalad.

In Mathura and Vrindavan, Holi celebrations start well in advance like the Lathmar Holi. There are numerous other Holi related celebrations in the villages in and around Mathura and Vrindavan.

The celebrations at homes begin three days before the full moon or the Holika Dahan day.

Special saris called Dandia is made for married daughters during Holi. Children are also presented with new clothes.

Arrival of Holi festival in homes: Three days (12th day of waxing of moon) before Holika Dahan is the Rang Pashi. The entire family gathers in a home and the eldest member sprinkles a small amount of color and tesu flower water on the all the members. This heralds Holi festival into the household.

Burning of Holika: On the full moon day, is Holika Dahan or the lighting of fire. This lighting of fire is performed in memory of young Prahalad, who came out unhurt from the fire. Demon Holika, who is immune to fire, had taken Prahalad with the intention of killing him. But the strong Vishnu devotion of Prahalad saved him and Holika got burned instead.

Holi Phagwa Splash Colors: Next, day is Holi, the festival of colors. Take the natural colors and indulge in fun and merry making. On this day, in some places a small amount of color is sprinkle on the idols of gods and goddesses in Hinduism.

Bhai Dooj: The day after Holi is Bhai Dooj. When sisters visit brothers and show their affection.