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Holi, Its Significance , Rangwali Holi and Holika Dahan

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Holi , one big and famous festival celebrated in India and many other countries which have a high Indian Population . Holi also known as Festival Of Colors is celebrated as a victory of good over evil and it also signifies the end of winter season . Holi is celebrated in the month of Phalgun ( Basis Indian Calendar ) that falls between end of Feburary and middle of March .It is celebrated for 2 days . 1st day the ritual is known as Holika Dahan or Choti Holi , it is believed that the evil sister ( Holika ) of King Hiranyakashyap was blessed to have an immunity from fire . She could not be burnt in fire hence she misused this blessing and sat in the fire with her nephew in her lap , so that the boy gets burnt however with all the blessings and grace of lord Vishnu. The boy was saved and Holika caught fire and died . So on the day people gather around huge bonfires , take rounds and pray for their families and their house wellbeing that all the evils should be destroyed in the fire just like Holika ...


Next day is the Colour day ( Rangwali Holi ) in which people use dry colours ( Gulal ) , wet colours , water ballons and pichkari to spray and play holi . People dance , eat sweets , throw , spray and smear colours on each other and enjoy the festival. The most famous sweet eaten during Holi is Ghujia ( A kind of dumpling made of Suji or maida flour or wheat flour and is stuffed with Khoya and dryfruits inside and then deep fried ) . A huge population of people make Ghujias at home itself .The Holi festival is very popular among the international tourists , they specially visit India to witness the Festival Of Colours – Holi and participate and enjoy whole heartedly and take back the special memories with them .