Real Holi Snaps 2011

Hi All,

Here are some real snaps of holi … Well all you know that Holi (referred to as Phagwa in Bhojpuri), also called the Festival of Colours, is a popular Hindu spring festival observed in India, Suriname, Guyana, Trinidad, the UK and Nepal.

Holi at Piramal Nagar, 2011

Holi at Piramal Nagar, 2011

 

In West Bengal, it is known as Dolyatra (Doljatra) or Boshonto Utsav (“spring festival”). On the third day, burning of the demoness Holika, Hiranyakashipu’s sister, in huge bonfires at night.

Holi at Piramal Nagar, 2011

Holi at Piramal Nagar, 2011

It is called Kama dahanam in Andhra Pradesh.

Holi at Piramal Nagar, 2011

Holi at Piramal Nagar, 2011

On the second day, known as Dhulheti, people spend the day throwing coloured powder and water at each other. The spring season, during which the weather changes, is believed to cause viral fever and cold. Thus, the playful throwing of the coloured powders has a medicinal significance: the colours are traditionally made of Neem, Kumkum, Haldi, Bilva, and other medicinal herbs prescribed by Āyurvedic doctors.

Holi at Piramal Nagar, 2011

Holi at Piramal Nagar, 2011

A special drink called thandai is prepared, sometimes containing bhang (Cannabis sativa). Rangapanchami occurs a few days later on a Panchami (fifth day of the full moon), marking the end of festivities involving colours.

Holi at Piramal Nagar, 2011

Holi at Piramal Nagar, 2011

These snaps are of piramal nagar, Goregaon (west)..

Holi at Piramal Nagar, 2011

Holi at Piramal Nagar, 2011

Children play holi every year and make the day full of colors..

Holi at Piramal Nagar, 2011

Holi at Piramal Nagar, 2011