Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Holi: Color Festival of India

Gulabi Nagar Vichar Manch organized forum discussion on Holi: Color festival of India on the eve of Holi festival on February 28, 2010.

Gyanendra Singh Shekhawat, Chief speaker, informed many salient features about Holi, the color festival of India. He told that this is the festival which abolishes all barriers among old and young, rich and poor. He told that Holi has provided an outlet to human emotions. It is symbol of victory of good over evils. He illustrated this with the story of Hiranya Kashyap and Prahlad.

Tejkaran Parashar informed that  the King of Jaipur used to go to Dashara Maidan and ignite Holi rubbing stones. The King used to ignite the fire at first and then every body  took the fire to ignite at their own places.

Jyoti Kothari added that Holi is a Shudra festival according to Hindu culture. It gives an outlet to human emotions related to "Tamasik" britti. Raksha bandhan is a Brahman, Dashara is a Kshatriya and Diwali is a Vaishya festival. However, every body enjoys all four festivals. He also told that the full moon day is generally considered as to increase madness. Holi, fall on the full moon day that increases activity of madness.

Moreover, it is the end of spring which is again season of Entertainment, joy and happiness. He also informed about Holi of Bengal and especially of Azimganj, Murshidabad.

Darshan Kothari told that he enjoys Holi very much with his friends. He and his friends enjoy colors.

Ashok Bothra, the presiding Dignitary appeal every one to play Holi peacefully and not to create any nuisance.

The forum discussion was ended with Holi songs and Jokes.

(Vardhaman Gems, Jaipur represents Centuries Old Tradition of Excellence in Gems and Jewelry)
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