Holi- It is one of the most important festivals of Hindus; it is celebrated on the lunar month of the full moon day of the Phalgun, festival got its name from the Puranic story of Holika. It is celebrated for the beginning of the spring, in the 17th century it is celebrated for the good harvest and the fertile land and celibate it with the colors and also it has a religious believe of the story of Prahlad who was a dedicated worshiper of Vishnu, his family has opposed his religious faith, and as a part of punishment they made him sit in the middle of a fire but God Vishnu have protected him from burning so from then holika dahan is being done and then the second day the holi is celebrated by spraying colors on each other, pouring colored powder on each other and served with sweets, desserts and drinks, Like holika dahan some parts of india celebrated Kama Dahanam and on the 5th day after the full moon rangpanchmi occurs.
Festival Holi symbolizes the victory of our high aspirations over our lower aspiration. It is celebrated just to burn our material desires, Petty of our goal of self-development. It also symbolizes victory of good over evil, a theme that runs through every Indian festival, another important aspect of Holi is its joy and fun and enjoying life to its fullest. Shows the joy reflected in the life of Lord Krishna.
During the spring, due to the changes of weather it causes fever, flu and cold so by throwing the natural colored powders cures all that diseases as of the colors are traditionally made Bilva, Neem, Kumkum, Haldi, , and other herbs having medicinal effect which is prescribed by ayurveda.,
Traditional natural plant and there based sources of colors are:-
Orange and red- This color is derived from the flowers of plash which is also called the flame of the forest, which forms the bright red and deep orange color and the fragnance is given by the red sandal wood, dried hibiscus flowers, madder tree, , as does boiling saffron (kesar) in water and then the mixing of lime with turmeric powder creates an alternate source of orange powder
Green- It is derived from the dried leaves of Mehndi and gulmohur to form the green colour.
Yellow- It is being derived from the Haldi (turmeric) powder for forming yellow color. Bael fruit, amaltas,and species of marigold and chrysanthemums, are other sources of yellow color
Blue- It is Derived from the Spices of grapes, blue hibiscus and jacaranda flowers and Indigo, Indian berries, species
Magenta and purple- This color is formed by the beetroot for magenta and purple colorby directly boiling it in water to prepare.
Brown- Dried tea leaves are used for brown color.
Black- It is Derived from the spices of grapes Species of grapes, fruits of alma (gooseberry) and vegetable carbon (charcoal) offer gray to black colors.
Things to be taken care:-
• Play a very safe Holi, do not let others to be rude on you.
• Play holi with natural and homemade colors. Just to protect your hair and skin
• If not with natural colors, then ensure that you are better quality of colors.
• Protect your skin with applying good amount of oil or Cream thick coating.
• Protect your eyes from entering the powder or any other product inside your eyes or else use a sunglass to protect your eyes
• For saving teeth from any unwanted stains one should use dental caps.
• Do not have bhang, drinks or food while playing holi.
• Pregnant ladies should be stay away from the chemical color.
• Take care of your ears and neck from the balloon which is being thrown on the ears can damage the ears.
• Kids should be protected from playing the holi with water.
• After cleaning all the color with water you should rose water for protecting and relaxing your eyes..
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