Wednesday, March 15, 2006

HAPPY HOLI!:)


me with blue cheeks! and my fren shradha:) Posted by Picasa

Got this off the net..for those interested in the festival!

Bhakt Prahlad & Holika

There was a mighty demon king named Hirnakashyipu who had won all the three worlds of heaven, earth and hell and had thus, become very proud. He assumed that he could defeat even Lord Vishnu with his valor. He went to the extent that he had enforced a law that everybody would worship him instead of gods and deities. However, his little son Prahlad refused to accept his commands and continued to worship Lord Vishnu with complete devotion. Infuriated by this defiance of his son, he ordered his soldiers to throw him down a hill. Praying fervently and having full faith in Lord Vishnu, Prahlad did not retract from his word. True to his faith, Lord Vishnu rescued him at the last moment.Flustered by this news, Hirnakashyipu invoked the help of his sister Holika, who had a boon that she could walk through the fire unharmed to do away with his son. The wicked aunt agreed to the evil desires of his brother and entered the fire with her nephew Prahlad. However, the brother and sister had forgot that Holika could only enter the fire alone or she would perish. Thus, blessed by Lord Vishnu, the child Prahlad remained unharmed but Holika got burnt and died instantly. Holi is thus celebrated to commemorate the death of the evil aunt, after whom the festival is named, and the new life granted to Prahlad for his devotion and faith.

To this day, cow dung is hurled into the fire and obscenities are shouted at the Holi fire at some places to insult Holika.



15 comments:

Este Miseria said...

:) i know this story! you look right pretty with ze blue cheeks, miss!

Keshi said...

Happy Holi dear!

Such a sweet pic of both if u!Thats u? wow...u look cute even after being colored blue :):)

I read this story in Dawn's blog too...it's great to know the history behind this festival, thanks for sharing!


Kehsi.

Babushka said...

where's the 3rd monkey?
*muhahahahaha*

Queen Bee said...

Nice pics!! All of you must have lots of fun :))

Michelle said...

lol my nails n my ears r still pink :(

the_ego_has_landed said...

~caffeine-addict- seriously!? with blue colour!?thanks..bt hard to believe..lol:p

~keshi- thanks! i cent believe look cute like that..heh..
yeah i didnt know the story too well..so quickly checked it up...n enlightened myself too:)

~babs- so sad u couldnt come:P
MUAHAHAHAHAHA

~queen bee- yeah! it was awesome:)

~michelle- yeah my nails look so ugly!:( but its ok...i had fun!:):)

anup.777 said...

I knew the story too ... but, thanx anyways .. :)

... and I have to agree with Keshi and CA ... u do look really cute ... even wid those blue cheeks ... :)

Este Miseria said...

lol..u do, hun...:) like ur havin so much fun :)

the_ego_has_landed said...

~anup- ehehehe okie..thanks!

~Caffeine- hehe...okie :):)

rebel_on_loose said...

Whoa u sure got ur mythology lessons rite hun! Impressive! :)
And yes...u do look cute in tht blue :>

the_ego_has_landed said...

~rebel- hey:) u back! yeah yeah thanks..tho i dunno how i look cute..lol
N i gt the info off da net;) I dont plagiarize :p

Keshi said...

u do :)

Keshi.

the_ego_has_landed said...

Keshi...okie..blush!*GRIN*

luvwannabefree25 said...

Your site is great. I love the story of Holi... oh my gosh... that picture is so awesome... you look like you are having so much fun! Great stuff!

the_ego_has_landed said...

hey luvwannabefree25...thanks:) yeah its awesome..u gotta play it to really feel it...tho some ppl get dirty n play with eggs..thank god we stuck to water n colours:)