Monday, March 18, 2013

Holi Celebrations 2013 | Special Holi Events in Bangalore | Significance of Holi

Holi is the most colourful festival celebrated by Indian people whom following the Vedic Religion. It is celebrated to welcome the spring season in India. It is also called Phagwah. Phagwah is comes from the name of the Hindu month Phalgun, because it is on the full moon in the month of Phalgun that Holi is celebrated. 

Holi festival 2013

Holi is celebrated when the fields are in full bloom and people are expecting a good harvest. This gives a people a good reason to rejoice, make merry and submerge themselves in the spirit of Holi.

So why we put our self far from this special celebrations? We are bringing some special Holi events in Bangalore. Just come and enjoy your colourful festival with full excitement. Here are the list of all Holi events happening in Bangalore.

Crazy Colors 2013- This Holi go Crazy with colors:

Event Date: Mar 24 2013
Event Venue: Durga Parmeshwari Temple Ground
Event Time: 10:00 AM
Event duration: 7:00 hrs

Crazy colors 2013

Crazy Colors is here to give you an opportunity to celebrate holi in your Desi style. with lots of Colors, Dhol, Thandhai, Food, and a whole lot of surprises.

Major Attractions:
Art Gallery
DJ & Dhols
Holi Special Food Stalls
Holi N Gulal

Holi Ke Rang Aloft Ke Sang - Holi Celebration:

Event Date: Mar 27 2013
Event Venue: Aloft Hotel
Event Time: 11:00 AM
Event duration: 5:00 hrs

Holi Ke Rang events in Bangalore


Organic Colors
Celebrity DJ With Bollywood Songs
Huge Dance Floor With Rain Dance Facility
Well Known MC
Festive Buffet Spread With Live
Station s- All Veg Rajasthani & Marwari Food Selections
Unlimited Selected Drinks (Hard And Soft Drinks)

Rang Barse - Biggest Holi Party:

Event Date: Mar 27 2013
Event Venue: The Lalit Ashok
Event Time: 12:00 PM

Rang Barse special holi events in Bangalore

Rain Dance Floor.
Flea market.
Live Dhol Players.
Theme Based Food Counters.
Loads of Goodies.

You can buy tickets for Holi events as well as all events happening in Bangalore from Buzzintown.

Meaning of Holi
The word Holi comes from the word 'hola', meaning prayer to the Almighty as Thanksgiving for good harvest.

What is the Significance of Holi:
There are various aspects of Holi which makes it so significant for our lives. Holi gets us close to our religion and our mythology as it is essentially the celebration of various legends associated with the festival. Foremost is the legend of Prahlad and Hiranyakshyap. 

Holika Dahan

The legend says Hiranyakshyap considered himself a god and wanted everybody to worship him. To his great ire, his son, Prahlad began to worship, Lord Vishnu. Hiranyakashyap wanted his son to be killed. He said his sister, Holika to enter a blazing fire with Prahlad in her lap, as she had a boon to enter fire unscathed. But Prahlad was saved for his extreme devotion for the lord while Holika was burn. The tradition of burning Holika or the 'Holika dahan' comes mainly from that time.

Holi also celebrates the legend of Radha and Krishna which describes the extreme delight, Krishna took in applying colour on Radha and other gopis. 

Some people said Holi is the celebration of death of Ogress Pootana who tried to kill infant, Krishna by feeding poisonous milk to it.

Another legend of Holi which is extremely popular in South India is that of Lord Shiva and Kaamadeva. People in south celebrate the sacrifice of Lord of Passion Kaamadeva who risked his life to revoke Lord Shiva from meditation and save the world.

Cultural Significance
Holi reassure the people of the power of the truth, the ultimate victory of good over evil. That extreme devotion to god pays as god always takes his true devotee in his shelter.

Biological Significance
The celebration time of Holi scientifically is so accurate. Holi comes at a time of the year when people feel sleepy and lazy. This is natural for the body to experiences some tardiness due to the change from the cold to the heat in the atmosphere. Biologists believe the liquid dye enters into the pores. It has the effect of strengthening the ions in the body and adds health and beauty to it.

There is also a tradition of consuming the very intoxicating bhang on this day to further enhance the spirit of Holi


Preparation of Holi Colour in Indian Style:

These days it is easy to buy colours from the market but still some people make colours at home, usually from flowers of tesu and palash. These home made colours, have a special fragrance of love in them.

For green colour:
Few People Use mehendi or henna powder, separately or mix with equal quantity of any suitable flour to attain a lovely green shade. Dry and finely powder the leaves of Gulmohur tree for a green colour. By using this procedure we can prepre green colour.

How to prepare Holi colour

For yellow colour:
Mix two spoons of Turmeric powder with double quantity of gram flour. Haldi and besan are extremely healthy for our skin, and are also used widely as a ubtan while taking bath. 

prepare Holi colour at home

For red colour:
Red Sandal Wood Powder / Raktachandan / Lalchandan (Pterocarpus santalinus) has a beautiful red colour, is extremely beneficial for the skin and is used in face packs, etc.
Dry red hibiscus flowers in shade and powder to make a lovely red colour.
Annato has a water chestnut shaped fruit which contains lovely brick colour red seeds. 

Holi colour preparation at home

For Blue Colour:
The Jacaranda flowers which is bloom in summers can be dried in the shade and ground to obtain a beautiful blue powder.
The blue Hibiscus which is found in Kerala can be dried and powdered just like the red hibiscus

For Saffron Wet Colour:

how to prepare colour by Palash

The Flame of the Forest Tesu, Palash or Dhak is the source of the wonderful, traditional colour for Holi. The dried flowers can be dried and powdered for a orange powder. Lord Krishna also used to play Holi with Tesu flowers. These flowers have a lot of medicinal properties.

Bura Na Mano Holi hai:
This special Holi Activity celebrated in Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh. People write something funny about other people which is related their personal life and they try to hide from others. If somebody know about your very personal matter, that you do not want to disclose to anybody. Then people write about your that secret and hang it on main spot of the village, where people used to gather on regular basis. and give the note: Bura na Mano Holi hai. This trend is very famous in Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh.

Happy Holi 2013

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