ई-श्रम कार्ड से असंगठित श्रमिकों की जिंदगी में आएगा बदलाव, जानें क्यों है जरूरीRead More
A festival of vibrant colours and love, Holi truly represents kaleidoscopic life, without caring for all human boundaries. It symbolises the inherent meaning of life and love for each other, marking the very spirit of tolerance and brotherhood in a diverse society, like ours. It is indeed an opportunity to further promote goodwill and harmony among people, who otherwise appear divided into several lines, and gives out a message to work together for the progress and prosperity of our society and nation. This helps revitalise relationships and strengthen emotional bonds.
Holi has immense cultural and social significance. A celebration of life and nature’s bounty, it is a time to strengthen our relationships with both nature and people, by forgiving, forgetting and renewing relations, if something went wrong in the tortuous process of life, and then welcoming the new beginnings that come with spring, which again represents rejuvenated vigour and renewed colours of life.
Holi signifies the richness of our cultural diversity and the spirit of bonhomie among people, as all irrespective of religion, celebrate it with full fervour, strengthening the bonds of brotherhood. It is an occasion to end and rid oneself of distressing memories and errors and to end conflicts by meeting and embracing others.
Several legends are also associated with this festival. The age-old story of Hiranyakashyap and Prahlad also points to the fact that extreme devotion to god pays handsomely. Legends help to follow good conduct in life and believe in being good to the people and society. Holi becomes much more relevant in this increasingly becoming modern society, where people easily fall prey to cutthroat competition, forgetting the very essence of what life is all about. It helps people come close to each other, thereby strengthening the very secular fabric of India also, whose civilisational ethos has also advocated love and respect among people belonging to different religions and social considerations. Holi doesn’t differentiate between the rich and the poor either, and everybody celebrates it with a spirit of bonhomie and brotherhood, by exchanging gifts, sweets and greetings.
Holi does have some biological significance. On the one hand, if it provides joy and fun, on the other, it takes away the tendency to feel sleepy and lazy at a time when a swift change in weather brings tardiness in life. To remove this tardiness, people sing Holi songs at the top of their voices and enjoy colours wholeheartedly. Moreover, when colours are sprayed on the body, they do have a great impact on the body. According to some biologists, when colours penetrate our bodies and enter the pores, they strengthen the ions and add health and beauty to them.
Moreover, it is an experienced fact that the mutation period of winter and spring, gives rise to bacteria in our atmosphere and also in the body, but when Holika is burnt and the temperature rises, and when people perform Parikrama around the fire, the heat from the fire kills the bacteria in the body too. In this way, a cleansing happens. Besides, after the burning of Holika, people also put ash on their foreheads, which also promotes good health. We also clean up our houses on this occasion, which does help in clearing up the dust, mess, mosquitoes and other pests existing all around us, thus making us feel good and generating positive energies.
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