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    Aug 2012

    What is the specialty of Holi festival?

    Hi friends,

    We all know that, Holi is one of the most important festivals in India, which is celebrated with immense zeal and fervor throughout the length and breadth of the country. Most of the people are celebrating many festivals without knowing its specialty.

    I would like to know, the significance of festival of colors through this thread??? Someone please help me!!!

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    Aug 2012
    Yes Dipti,

    The elders or the parents in the family should know the significance of each festival and they should let their children know about them on each occasion.

    The significance of Holi Festival is as follows:

    According to the legend, there was a powerful king named Hiranyakshyap who considered him to be God. Hiranyakshyap wanted everybody to worship him. However, against his wishes, his own son Prahlad began worshipping Lord Vishnu.

    With a view to kill his son, Hiranyakshyap requested his sister, Holika to enter a burning fire with Prahlad sitting in her lap. Holika had a boon to enter fire unscathed. Legend has it that because of his extreme devotion to Lord Vishnu, Prahlad was saved while Holika paid a price for her evil desire.

    Message Behind Holi Festival Celebration - Celebration of Holi fosters in a message of unity and brotherhood. On this day people visit friends and relatives to wish each other. Irrespective of it being a Hindu festival, Sikhs, Muslim, Christians, and Jains join the festivities bringing in almost the whole nation together.

    Hope, this could be helpful to you!!!

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