Know why Holi is celebrated as the festival of colors

After getting a boon from Brahma, Hiranyakashyap was unhappy with death and like his brother Hiranyaksha, he too became so proud that he felt himself to be bigger than God. He seized the kingdom of Indra and started harassing the three worlds.


Holi is a festival of happiness and brotherhood, on this festival, people forget each other and celebrate each other with colors and roses. Do you know why Holi is Celebrated? Continue reading wizbloggers this post. The festival of Holi is celebrated on the full moon of Phalgun month, on this day Holi is lit and on the next day Holi is played with colors and gulal, which is known as Dhulandi. On Dhulandi, the children and the elders spend all day together, playing Holi with each other, laughing and singing. Holi is also played devoutly with gulal and flowers in temples, songs, music and bhajan prasadi programs are organized in the temples, temples, throughout the month of Falgun.



There is a mythological story behind celebrating the festival of Holi.

It is said that the king of demons Kashyapa and his daughter Diti had two sons Hiranyaksha and Hiranyakashyap. Hiranyaksha was powerful, and he received the boon from Brahma’s austerity that neither man nor God nor any animal could kill him. After receiving a boon from Brahma, Hiranyaksha considered himself to be the most powerful and in his pride he became extremely cruel and tyrannical.


Once Hiranyaksha hid the earth under the sea in Hades. Due to which the gods including all the people also got worried. In order to bring the earth out of the Hades, all the gods came together to invoke Lord Vishnu residing in the water and prayed to teach Hiranyaksha a lesson. The gods told Vishnu that Hiranyaksha had received a boon from Brahma ji that neither a man, nor God nor any animal could kill him.

Then Lord Vishnu created an avatar named ‘Varaha’, whose head was that of a boar and the rest of a human body. In this incarnation, Vishnu brought the earth out of the Hades and killed Hiranyaksha by setting it above the sea level.



The Era and History of Hiranyakashyap


Like this His brother Hiranyakashyap was greatly distressed by Hiranyaksha’s death. In order to defeat Lord Vishnu, he did austerities of Lord Brahma and Shiva and received a boon that he would not have the fear of death anywhere, neither man nor animal could kill him, nor could he be killed in the day or at night. , Neither he can be killed inside the house nor outside the house, nor can he be killed in water nor in the ground nor can he be killed with any weapon, nor with any weapon.


After getting a boon from Brahma, Hiranyakashyap was unhappy with death and like his brother Hiranyaksha, he too became so proud that he felt himself to be bigger than God. He seized the kingdom of Indra and started harassing the three worlds. Hiranyakashipu forbade the worship of Lord Vishnu in his kingdom and asked people not to worship anyone else but me, consider me God.


Prahlad was also a son of Hiranyakashyap, he was a great devotee of Lord Vishnu since childhood. When Hiranyakashyap saw the son Prahlada chanting Lord Vishnu, he screamed and stop this chanting. Despite his father’s anger, Prahlada’s Vishnu devotion did not stop, he kept reciting Vishnu.


In order to deprive Prahlada of Vishnu devotion, Hiranyakashyap gave many tortures, but Prahlada did not give up Vishnu devotion, which enraged Hiranyakashyap called his sister Holika to him (Holika had a boon that Agni could not burn him). Hiranyakashipu asked Holika to take Prahlad in his lap and sit in a burning fire.


On the orders of brother, when Holika entered into fire with Prahlada, Holika was burnt to ashes due to using her boon for unrighteousness, while Prahlada came out of the fire, taking the name of Lord Vishnu. It did not hurt.   According to the scriptures, the day Holika lit was the full moon day of the month of Falgun. That is why Holi is celebrated on the full moon of Falgun month.   On Holi, it is relevant with this story of the virginity of the demon king Hiranyakashyap, also to know how Hiranyakashyap came to an end.

Hiranyakashyap was extremely angry when his sister Holika got burnt in the fire. He raised the mace and the devotee spoke to Prahlada – he wandered a lot to become a devotee of Vishnu, tell me where is your God. Prahlada said that my God is omnipotent, he is pervading every particle. There is also here, there is also.

Hiranyakashyap pointed to a pillar and said, is there your god in this pole too? The devotee Prahlada said, yes.


The End and Start

Hearing that Hiranyakashyap ran towards the pillar with his mace, he was about to hit the pillar with a mace that after tearing the pillar out of it, Lord Vishnu appeared in the incarnation of Narasimha, half male, half lion appeared and Hiranyakashyap was picked up by the entrance of the palace. On the plinth, which was neither outside the house nor inside, at dusk, when there was neither day nor night, in the incarnation of Narasimha, neither male nor animal, keeping on his thighs which was neither earth nor hell, its long H nails were neither weapons nor torn chest of weapons, Hiranyakashyap have killed her.


Flowers began to rain from the sky due to the slaughter of Hiranyakashyap. In this way, by the grace of Lord Vishnu, the atrocities of demons Hiranyaksha and Hiranyakashyap came to an end and an atmosphere of happiness and peace was established again on earth. Hope, you know the reason why holi is celebrated?

At least with ending the blog, we wish you a happy, and prosperous Holi 2020.  Happy Holi 2020




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