Holi festival is one of the most popular festivals related to the Hindu religion. And also become more popular with other religions as well. It is the Festival of color, Festival of love and Festival of spring. It has own reason and meaning to celebrate.
The word “Holi” originates from “Holika” who is the sister of Hiranyakashipu(Demon King), but his son Prahlada was different than him and devoted of Lord Vishnu. That’s why he subjected Prahlada to cruel punishment. Holika (Evil Aunt) tricked him into sitting on a pyre. Holika is wearing a cloak that made her immune to injury from fire …But in the end, this fire roared, the cloak flew from Holika burned. And also, Lord Vishnu was appeared as an avatar and killed the demon king Hiranyakashipu.
Therefore Holi festival celebration starts on the right before. Holi with a Holika Dahan where people gather, perform religious rituals in front of the bonfire . Although pray that their internal evil is destroyed the way Holika. And the next morning is start celebrating as rang wali Holi , which symbol to a free. For all where all people smear each other with colors.
How Nepali celebrate Holi in Nepal
Mostly people were all over colored and visit the place to sing and dance. People visit family friends and foes to throw colored, powder to each other, enjoy and share Holi delicious food and drink. It’s a colorful and enjoyable Festival which has its meaning that victory of good over evil.
The energy of colours is something that gets a great deal of inspiration in our lives and It is being the celebration of shadings is really a day worth cheering. Holi is a popular Hindu celebration that is commends with all aspects of Nepal with most extreme bliss and energy. The ritual started by illuminating the huge fire one day before the day of Holi and this interaction represents the victory of good over the terrible.