Skip to main content

Holi : The Festival Of Colors

Although Holi will celebrated on 17 March, 2014 across India, Nepal and some other parts of the world, junoon (insanity) of holi has started already among the people. People has started buying colors, pichkary (water guns), water-filled balloons and colorful bombs

Since this is the time to celebrate holi, I want to share a little bit things about holi. Holi is an ancient religious spring festival celebrated by Hindus. It is primarily celebrated in India, Nepal and some other countries where people following Hinduism. In recent times, Holi has become popular among  non Hindus and spread in South Asia, Europe and North America as a spring celebration of love, unity, brotherhood and colors.

Holi is celebrated at the end of the winter season on the last full moon day of the lunar month Phalgun which usually falls in the month of March or sometimes in late February. Holi is also a Carnival of ColorsThe festival Holi is called Festival of Colors also due to the use of various colors. Sometimes holi is also called Festival of Love. The festival holi is also regarded as the colors of unity and brotherhood. The festival holi teaches us to forget all the differences, end conflicts and accumulated emotional impurities from past and renew our ruptured relationship.  

Holi celebrations start with a Holika bonfire on the night before Holi where young people gather, sing and dance. And on the next morning carnival of colors begins. People from all generations play, chases and colors each other with dry color powder and colored water while some carrying water guns and colored water filled balloons for their water fight. The frolic and fight with colors occurs everywhere. In some places like Mathura, Noth India this festival last more than a week.

Holi is also associated with the Puranic story of Holika and the word Holi originated from Holika. According to the Puran, Holika was the sister of demon king Hiranyakashipu. The demon king Hiranyakashipu had earned a boon that he was not killed by neither human nor animal, neither in day nor at night, neither inside nor outside of a house, neither in the sky nor on the earth, neither astra (weapon) nor shastra.

This boon made him virtually indestructible and this special powers blinded him. The demon king Hiranyakashipu grew arrogant and considered himself a God and demanded everybody to worship only him. 

But his own son, Prahlad offering prayers to Lord Vishnu. Prahlad refused to worship him. To get rid of his son, the demon king Hiranyakashipu decided to give Prahlad cruelest punishment. The demon king Hiranyakashipu punished Prahlad in many ways to denounce Lord Vishnu. But the evil king Hiranyakashipu failed in all attempts.

And finally the evil king Hiranyakashipu asked his demoness sister Holika to take Prahlad in her lap and enter a blazing fire as Holika also had a boon to enter fire unscathed. But Prahlad was saved for his extreme devotion to Lord Vishnu and came out unharmed while Holika paid a price for her sinister desire.

Later Lord Vishnu came in the form of a Narasimha, an incarnation of Vishnu (who was half-man and half-lion) and killed the evil king Hiranyakashipu at dusk (which was neither day nor night) on the steps of the porch of his house (which was neither inside nor outside of the house) by restraining Hiranyakashipu on his lap (which was neither in the sky nor on the earth) and mauling him with his claws (which was neither astra (weapon) nor shastra).

The color powders of festival holi traditionally made of Neem, Kumkum, Haldi, Bilva, Beetroot, Mehendi, dried leaves of tea, gulmohur and some other medicinal herbs which are prescribed by Ä€yurvedic doctors. This natural color powders do not harm human body. This colors can be removed easily. But now a days artificial colors are easily available everywhere which are harmful for human body as well as very hard to remove them. This colors are glued with body's skin and later you face problems to remove them.

Enjoy holi well. Holi hai !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Recommended Post
Big on Hosting. Unlimited Space & Unlimited Bandwidth


Popular posts from this blog

How To Change Default File Download Path in UC Browser

All of us known that UC browser is the most popular, fast and less data consuming mobile browser for android devices. Many of us use UC browser on daily basis on our smart phones. By default UC browser has download path to internal memory device which is /storage/sdcard0/download. sdcard0 is the built in memory or internal memory of your device. Read also : How to fix HTTP and HTTPS Mixed Content Errors.

Do you know that this default download path can be changed? Since, internal memory is fixed, and once you exceed this value you can't download more. You need to move some data from mobile memory to the external memory which is sdcard1. If you change this default path to external memory card (sdcard1), you can download more data directly to your desired directory. Read also : How to Setup AdSense Page Level Ads and Fix Script Error.

Here, I will show you, how to change this default download path from internal memory card sdcard0 to external memory card sdcard1. To do so you need to…

Calculation of Total Marks, Percentage, Division, Remarks, Maximum & Minimum Number of Students in MS Excel

In this post, I will help you to learn how to calculate total marks, percentage, division, maximum number, minimum number and remarks of students of a class very fast. At first you need to look over the above image very carefully. The above image shows the marks obtained by six students of a class.

Formula to calculate Total Marks of all students within seconds 

First you need to find out the Total Mark of a single student who is on the top of the list i.e, Mani. To calculate Total Mark of Mani, click on the Total Mark cell address of Mani i.e, H6 and then type the formula =sum(1st subject's cell address i.e, b6:last subject's cell address i.e, g6) and then press Enter on the keyboard or click anywhere on the worksheet. Here b6 and g6 are cell address of 1st subject (English) and last subject (Biology) of that student. Read also : How to Enable HTTPS for Blogger Blog.

After getting results, click on the resultant cell address of Total Mark of the 1st student i.e., Mani an…

How To Rename A WhatsApp Group

We all know that WhatsApp is the most popular messaging service for Android, BlackBerry, iPhone and for other platforms. In this post, I will show you how to rename an existing WhatsApp group. To rename an existing WhatsApp group your smartphone must have internet connection. After that you need to follow the below steps. Read also : How to track lost/stolen mobile phone and erase data remotely.

Step 1. Open WhatsApp application on your smartphone.

Step 2. After that you need to click CHATS tab and click on your group name.

Step 3. Once you click on your group name, you will able to see chat details. Now you need to click vertical dots located extremely top right corner and then click Group info. Read also : How to setup AdSense page level ads.

Step 4. Now you can easily rename your group. To rename the group just click Edit icon and then type the desired group name and click OK. Read also : How to protect your computer from WannaCry ransomware virus.

In this way you can rename a What…

Change UC Browser Default Homepage in Android Phones

We all know that Android OS operated Smartphones and Tablets are great for web browsing. Like other browsers, uc browser has a default search engine Yahoo is set for web search. UC browser provides different kind of search facilities under 5 different categories namely Web, Video, Shop, Image and APP. Read also : How to protect your computer from WannaCry ransomware virus.

In this post, I will show you how to change the default search engines of uc browser in Android devices for their 5 different categories. To do so you just need to follow the below steps. Read also : How to Enable HTTPS for Blogger Blog.

Change Default Homepage for UC Web search

Step 1. At first you need to open UC browser
Step 2. After that click Search. Follow the below image.

Step 3. Once you click Search, you will able to see the default search engine's icon for Web search like y for Yahoo, g for Google. Now you need to click that search icon. Follow the below image. Read also : How to change UC browser defaul…

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 Exclusive Launch on today at 12 pm and Next Sale on 30th May

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 will go on sale today on Amazon at 12 pm. The price in India starts from Rs. 6,999 for 2 GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage variant, Rs. 8,999 for 3GB RAM and 32 GB internal storage variant and Rs. 10, 999 for the 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage variant. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 smartphone's price on Amazon India is less compared to the flipkart's price. Read also : How to protect your computer from WannaCry ransomware virus.

Launch Offers

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 includes various discounts like flat Rs. 500 cashback with YES Bank debit and credit cards, up to Rs. 5,000 off on flights and hotels booking through GoIbibo and Rs. 200 promotion credit for Kindle app. The company also provide 45GB free data for 5 months to Vodafone users on purchase of Redmi 4 smartphone.

Salient Features

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 SoC octa core processor with 4100mAh battery which makes Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 a powerhouse that boasts of better performance and…

WannaCry Ransomware Cyber Attack : How to Protect Your Systems from WannaCry Ransomware Attack

WannaCry virus targets the Microsoft Windows operating system on 12th May and infects more than 2,50,000 computers in 150 countries and demanding ransom payments in the cryptocurrency bitcoin in 28 languages. This was one the largest ever cyber attack in the world. WannaCry or WannaCrypt or Wanna Decryptor is a ransomware programme that targets only Microsoft Windows operating system. This ransomware virus WannaCry locks / encrypts files on a computer and demands payments $300 to $600 to unlock the system.

This ransomware spreads by using a vulnerability in implementations of Server Message Block (SMB) in Windows systems. This exploit is named as EternalBlue and this particular malware known as WannaCry was called "unprecedented" by Europol. When your computer is attacked by WannaCry, you will get the below screen which demand payment to decrypt or unlock your computer. Before WannaCry reach your computer you must take some precaution to secure your computer. Read also :

Set UC Bowser as Default Browser in Android Device

UC browser is the most popular and free mobile browser for android phones developed by UCWeb also known as UC Mobile. UC browser becomes most popular among mobile internet users because of its less consuming data than any other mobile browser. It can be downloaded from UCWeb or Google Play Store. Read also : How to protect your computer from WannaCry ransomware virus.

In this post, I will show you how to set UC browser as default browser in your Android phones. To do so you need to follow the below steps.

Steps to set UC browser as default browser

Step 1. At first open UC browser.

Step 2. In the second step, tap the horizontal bar. Read also : How to make money online from home.

On the next image, you will able to see Bookmarks, History, Refresh etc. icons. Now swipe this menu screen to the left and tap Settings. Read also : How to transfer large files without mobile data.

Step 3. Now you will able to see the option Set as Default Browser which is inactive.

Step 4. Now you need to t…