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Holi festival

Holi festival

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Festival of Holi mark the victory of virtue and goodness over evil.

Holi is one of the holy festival of Hinduism. It is celebrated in India. In this festival people pour the colours on each other and exchange sweet and foods. In India people of others faith also celebrating Holi festival with theirs friends and neighbours.

Story behind the Holi festival.
Holi is based on the legend the devil king Hiranyakshipu. Hiranyakshipu had a son name Prahlad. Prahlad is devotee of Lord Vishnu. Lord Vishnu is one of the principal God of Hinduism.

Hiranyakashyap don’t want his son worship the Lord Vishnu so evil king wanted to kill his own son, so he called his sister, Holika. She had a magic robe. This robe had the power to save the wearer from burning in fire. Hiranyakashyap ordered his sister to sit on a burning fire along with Prahlad. He thought that his sister would not be harmed by the fire because of the magic robe and Prahlad would be burnt to death. But the result was the opposite to what the demon king planned.

As is believed, no one can harm the person who has God as his saviour.

Thus Prahlad came out of the burning fire safely and Holika was burnt to death.

The other day is celebrated with joyful colours to mark the victory of virtue and goodness over evil.

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