Story of Holy Friends, we celebrate many festivals every year. But many times we do not know the story behind these festivals. Many times it happens that we do not know how any festival was started from where else? So today we will know about How To Celebrate Holi? And Story Of The Holi Festival
The Traditional Tale Of Holi
This festival got its name from Holika. Hiranyakashyap used to be the king of demons. And he got a boon from Brahma after prolonged penance. Due to which he could not be killed in the day. Neither could be killed at night. Due to which he could neither be killed inside the house. Neither could be killed outside the house. Due to which he could neither be killed on the earth. Neither could have been killed in the sky. Neither could be killed by a weapon. He had become proud with this boon he received. Been more ruthless.
And he started to feel that now nobody can kill him. He asked people to stop worshiping God and worship him. Hiranyakashipu had a son. He was named Prahlada. Prahalad believed Vishnu from the beginning. And used to worship Lord Vishnu. When outside people used to worship Hiranyakashipu due to fear of Hiranyakashipu. And Hiranyakashipu’s own son did not worship him. Seeing this, Hiranyakashipu got angry. And so Hiranyakashipu started punishing his son. However, Prahalad was not considered.
He made many plans to kill his son, but each time Lord Vishnu protected his devotee Prahlada. To kill his son Hiranyakashipune threw him down the ditch, kept him in the middle of the snake, kept him hungry, yet Prahlada was untouched and safe. Despite such difficulties, Prahlada continued to worship Lord Vishnu. After all, Hiranyakaship adopted another policy to eliminate his son.
Hiranyakashyap had a sister named Holika. She received a boon from Brahma. In which Brahma gave him a pick. Wearing this ‘chunari’, Holika could not touch the fire and could not burn it was such a boon. Hiranyakashipune asked Holika to sit with Prahalada in the fire. So that Holika will survive wearing that ‘chunari’, but Prahalada will burn and die. But Prahalada had the blessings of Lord Vishnu. So when Holika sat with Prahalada in her dock, by the grace of Lord Vishnu, Chunri flew down on Prahalada and such Prahalada survived and Holika died in the fire.
That is why the festival of Holi is celebrated as a symbol of the victory of good.
Story of the slaughter of Hiranyakashipu
So Hiranyakashipu said to Prahalad that you are worshiping Lord Vishnu So tell me where is your God. So Prahalada said that he is everywhere. There is no place in which there is no Lord Vishnu. So enraged at this matter. Hiranyakashipu said, Is your God even in this column? Prahalada has said that my God is everywhere. So Hiranyakashipu broke that pillar. And Lord Narasimha appeared with roaring. And all started to tremble with fear. Then Narasimha Lord dragged Hiranyakashipu and took him to the door. And put them to sleep in his dock. Hear Hiranyakashipu, there is neither day nor night, nor are you on earth nor in the sky, nor is there any weapon in my hand. And then Lord Narasimha killed Hiranyakashipu with his nails.
How To Celebrate The Festival Of Holi?
- On the day of Holika Dahan, the sacred fire is lit, in which all kinds of evil ego and many negativities are lit. And the next day we give color to our dear ones and wish the festival well. And along with this, enjoy this festival with dancing songs and delicious food.
- Cow dung is used to light a fire for Holi. Which is considered very sacred. People revolve around Holi. Holi is also offered Prasad of dates, gram, popcorn, coconut. And it is believed that we keep healthy by circling around Holi. And after getting up early in the morning on the next day of Holi, there is a lot of recognition that Holi gets a lot of virtue by offering water. (How To Celebrate Holi?)