At playshaala, it was our first Holi and all our playscholars had a fun time while dancing, playing with colours, and laughing together with their mates. First of all, we would like to wish all of you a very Happy Holi, May God shower colours of happiness and prosperity over you #HappyHoli.

होली के खूबसूरत रंगों की तरह
आपको और आपके पूरे परिवार को
हमारी तरफ से बहुत बहुत रंगों भरी और उमंगो भरी शुभकामनायें

The story of Holika Dahan

Legend has it that once, there was a powerful king named Hiranyakashiyup. He considered himself to be God and wanted everybody in his kingdom to worship him like one. However, his own son, Prahlada, was a devotee of Lord Vishnu and refused to worship his father. Angry with the disobedience of his son, Hiranyakashiyup planned killing his own son a number of times, but nothing worked. He then asked his evil sister, Holika, for help. Holika possessed a special power of being immune to fire. So, to kill Prahlada, she tricked him into sitting with her on a pyre. But due to her evil intentions, her power became ineffective and she was burned to ashes. On the other hand, Prahlada gained this immunity and was saved. This is why the first day of Holi is celebrated as Holika Dahan and symbolizes the victory of good over evil (Courtesy: Richa Jain).

Playing with colours

The second day of Holi is called Rangwali Holi, ધુળેટી , Dhulandi, Phagwah or Badi Holi. This is the day when people apply colours to one another, party and enjoy. Children and youngsters play in groups with dry colours called abir or gulal, pichkaris(water guns), water balloons filled with coloured solutions and other creative things. You might even find groups of people with drums and other musical instruments on streets, dancing and singing their way from one place to another.

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