36 Interesting facts on holi

36 Interesting facts on holi 

36 Interesting facts on holi
36 Interesting facts on holi 

36 Interesting facts on holi -Holi is an ancient festival, Holi has been celebrated since many centuries before the birth of the Christian god Jesus Christ. Holi is also found in Jaimini’s predecessor Sutra and Kathak Graha Sutra.


According to popular belief, this festival is celebrated to commemorate the death of Holika, sister of Hiranyakashipu. Holika had the boon of not burning with fire, she tried to kill Vishnu devotee Prahlada by burning it in the fire. Holika was burnt, Prahlada survived. Since then the practice of celebrating Holi started.

36 Interesting facts about holi

1. It is also called Vasantotsav and Kama-Mahotsav because it is celebrated with joy in spring.

2. According to Indian Panchang and Astrology, Chaitra Shudi Pratipada starts from the next day of the full moon of Phalgun month and it is also considered to be the beginning of New Year. Therefore, Holi festival marks the beginning of the new year and new year.

3. In the Vedic period this festival was called ‘Navaneshti’. On this day, the farmers worship the undercooked grains of their field and offer it to God and offer it to them.

4. The day of Holi is also important for this reason because Lord Mannu was also born on the day of Happy Holi, hence it is also called Manwadithithi.

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5. The 16th century Prachin Temple is a temple located at Hampi Nagar in Vizhannagar with many scenes of Holi in pictures, in which the prince and princess are coloring each other with their slaves.

6. In ancient times, the full moon of Phalgun was the tradition of the women of the house to worship the moon on the full moon for the family’s prosperity and prosperity.

7. During the Vedic period, on the full moon day of Phalgun, a Navatraishti Yagya was performed. It was celebrated as Vasantotsav with much joy and new food.

Why do we celebrate Holi festival?

8. Bharbholis are made from cow dung with holes in the middle, in which garlands are made by putting a rope of mustache. There are seven boils in this one garland. Before boiling fire in Holi, these boils are rotated seven times over the head of the brothers, so that the brothers do not see any kind of sight. And later these boils are put into Holika Dahan.

Interesting facts on holi

9. Holi festival falls in Phalgun month, hence Holi is also called Phalguni.

10. Holi is known by many names. Such as Fagua, Dol, Dhulandi, Holi, Phalguni etc.

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11. Apart from India, it is celebrated with great pomp in Nepal and other Indian diaspora countries.

12. According to the Hindu calendar, this festival is celebrated on the full moon of the month of Phalgun.

13. On the day of Holi, there is a confluence of raga and color, so on Holi, people sing and dance fiercely while playing color.

14. In India, the festival of Holi is celebrated since the Adi period. This is found in oriental literature.

15. The famous Muslim tourist Alberuni has also described Holikotsav in his historical travel memoirs.

16. In the Mughal era, there is a description of Badshah Akbar playing Holi with Jodha Bai and Jahangir playing Nur Jahan.

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Interesting facts on holi

17. According to Indian history, Holi was called Eid-e-Pink or Ab-e-Pashi (barrage of colors) in the time of Shah Jahan.

18. The festival of Holi is also related to the Mahabharata period, in this period, Yudhishthira explained the importance of Holi to the people and told that celebrating this day with joy and sharing happiness brings an end to sin. Yudhishthira put 3 revolutions of Holi fire on this day and asked him to sing songs and celebrate happiness and since then this day has been celebrated as a festival of happiness.

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19. There is another reason for celebrating Holi that on the day of Holi, Lord Krishna saved a demon named Putana. Due to this happiness, the gopis had celebrated this day by putting color on each other.

Interesting facts on holi

20. Some people believe that by wearing colors, dancing and singing in Holi, people disguise the Ganesha of Shiva.

21. Playing with colors on Holi is also related to Lord Shiva, in which Shiva appears to sing the dance of God and the scene of his procession.

22. Holi is a major festival of the Hindu community. Holi is celebrated in India and Nepal with much fanfare.

How Holi got its name?

23. The festival of Holi starts from spring Panchami itself. On Basant Panchami, Gulal is flown and the songs of Phag begin.

24. In Holika Dahan, all people take the earrings of wheat and cook it in the fire and take it as Prasad. Actually, this was a legislation in the Vedic period, in which half-cooked grains were cooked as prasad in the fire of Havan in the Yajna and the same legislation is still performed in Holika Dahan.

Interesting facts on holi

25. Holi is a festival celebrated for two days, Holika Dahan is celebrated on the first day, and on the second day, colors, gulal, sweets, dishes are celebrated.

26. Holi festival was also known as ‘Holaka’ in ancient India.

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27. The festival of Holi is celebrated on the full moon of Phagun and this day also has another significance, in fact on this day, sage Manu was also born.

28. In India, Holi of Vraj, Mathura, Vrindavan and Barsane, Lathmar Holi and Srinathji, Kashi etc. are famous all over the world.

29. In some states of India, the second day of Holi is also called Dhuleti, Dhurkhel, Dhulivandan Uya Dhurdi.

What is special about Holi?

30. Poets and litterateurs of India have termed Holi as ‘Masti ka Tehwar’.

31. Do not mind Holi, ‘This sentence is often spoken on the day of Holi so that no one gets irritated about applying color. Holi necklace is celebrated all over India.

32. The way Holi is celebrated in South India, it encourages good healthy.

33. After Holika Dahan, people in this area apply the ashes of the extinguished fire of Holika on their foreheads, and for good health, they consume sandalwood and green corals and mango tree bore.

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34. Some scientists also believe that playing with colors has a positive effect on health.

35. Holi colors have good effects on our body and our mental health in many ways. According to scientists, colors are important for a healthy body. Lack of any specific color in our body gives rise to many diseases and which can be treated only by supplying that particular color.

36. On the occasion of Holi, people also clean their houses, so that dust, dust, mosquitoes and other germs are wiped out. A clean house usually brings positive energy along with giving a pleasant feeling to the occupants in it.

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