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Happy Holi 2024!!! Life lessons to learn from the festival of colors

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Holi… the word itself brings so much joy, happiness and energy. Holi is a Sanskrit word, which is also known as Festival of Love, and sometimes, also referred as the Spring Festival. The festival Holi marks the advent of spring with the flowers beginning to bloom. The many colors in the air reflect the bloom around you. The most colorful and vibrant festival of India - Holi - is marked with much fervor and fun throughout the country. Although the festival originated in India and celebrated as a religious festival, it has been adopted in many places around the world.

Apart from celebration of colors; Holi has social, mythological and cultural significance. Holi is a traditional Hindu festival; which celebrates the beginning of spring as well as the triumph of good over evil. Each festival, including Holi, not only brings with it a lot of cheerfulness but also important life lessons. Here are the lessons that you can learn from this festival of colors and give you a different meaning of what does Holi mean.

What is the story behind Holi festival?

Holi celebrates the victory of good over evil. King Hiranyakashyap, the king of Asuras (demons) was blessed with a boon which made him felt that he will never die. This made the king arrogant and he demanded even gods should worship him. Prahlada, Hiranyakashyap’s son, never supported his father and worshiped Lord Vishnu. This made the king annoyed and he along with his sister Holika planned to kill Prahlada. Holika wore a fire-resistant cloak and sat on a pyre with her nephew Prahlada, but as the fire roared the cloak flew to Prahlada leading to the death of Holika. Moreover, to the evil king’s surprise, Prahlad survived. Hence, the triumph of good over evil.

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Why do we celebrate Holi with colors?

The reason behind celebrating Holi with colors comes from Lord Krishna era. The colors became the part of the Holi festival celebration to commemorate the love of Krishna and Radha.  According to mythology, Lord Krishna got the blue color skin because of the poison given to him by the demon Putna. Krishna had an inferiority complex and had doubts that Radha will like him because of his dark skin tone. He feared that Radha might not talk to him due to the colour difference between both of them.  So, Yashoda, mother of Lord Krishna suggested him to ask Radha to paint his face with any color of her choice. Radha colored Krishna’s face, and since then they became a couple.

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“May this festival of colors bring more cheerful colors in your life. Happy Holi !!!”

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“It’s time for sweets & lots of colors. Have fun & celebrations that may last throughout the year. Happy Holi”

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Throw out all negativity & bring in all positivity in life. Celebrate this Holi with vibrant colors. Happy Holi.”

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“Spread the colours of compassion, happiness, kindness and where ever you go in life. Make everyday a Holi. Wish you a Happy Holi.”

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“Red, green, yellow, orange, blue… may god fill your life with all the colours and make you successful in each area of life.”

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for more such Holi wishes and quotes you may also like to read: Happy Holi Wishes, Quotes, Messages to make your life colorful on festival

Life lessons to learn from the festival of colors

The life lessons we can learn from the ” Holi – The Festival of colors” are as under

  1. Burn your negative thinking

Hiranyakashipu symbolizes the negative thinking, he thought negative about his own son. One must rid themselves of such negative thinking to lead a peaceful and happy life. Let this Holi mark the end of evil – negative thinking, which harms your mental health. Negative thinking can ruin your life. Get rid of negative thinking and burn it. Some of the most common effects of negative thinking are feeling down and lack of energy. The extent of negative feelings can go from anger, frustration, irritability, to even anxiety and depression, passing through many other feelings, none of them pleasant. Put your negative thinking in the bonfire of Holika Dahan and fill new energy, enthusiasm and positive energy in your life.

  1. Perseverance

Prahalad epitomizes perseverance. He did not give up despite being subjected to cruel treatment by his own father. Prahalad kept his faith towards lord Vishnu in difficult situation. Likewise we must also have perseverance and keep moving in spite of challenges we face in day to day life.

  1. Accept different colours of life

Holi is also referred as Spring Festival and it celebrates the onset of spring as mentioned in the beginning of this article . This is the reason we bring out various colors of gulal or colored powder that were originally extracted from flowers. Holi without colors or with just one color would seem dull and uninteresting.

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Colors are integral part of the festival, like wise life also consist of different colors i.e. good times, bad times, problems, challenges, happiness, success and failure etc. Accept these different colors of life and enjoy each color with full energy and enthusiasm.

  1. Forgive and forget

Holi gives us an opportunity to forgive even our enemies, celebrate the festival of colors along with them and make them friends again. I know it’s not easy, but that is why Holi is such a special occasion to forgive and forget . Historically there are several examples and stories of enemies who became friends after they celebrated one Holi together.

  1. Enjoy your relationships

Festival of colors; Holi is a perfect occasion to appreciate, revitalize and celebrate all relationships which matter to you. The celebrations bring you, your family members and friends together and pump in the collaborative spirit among all of you. You enjoy all your relationships and revive the broken relationships on this occasion.

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  1. Self-care

One of the most powerful lessons which the festival of colours delivers is self-care. There have been different ways people play Holi. Some people use chemical colours,  balloons and  dirty water, which calls for self-care during this festive day. Even if someone does not use such kind of dangerous things, some people use gulal and abeer which are in powder form. Therefore, there is a great amount of prep that goes into preparing to play Safe Holi. . Wearing sunglasses and shutting your eyes whenever someone is applying color on you.  Oiling hair or Wear old full sleeved and full length clothing to give your skin maximum protection from the colors.

Even when indulging in foods and the sweet milk drink (thandai) , it is important to use moderation in everything you do.

Likewise, in life also one must be aware about self-care. Different people knowingly and unknowingly hurt us physically and mentally. One must have awareness about self as well as surrounding environment. And, when some suspicious things come in mind, best way is to be preventive.

  1. Equality

Another powerful life lesson Holi communicate is equality. People celebrate the festival with colors. Once color is applied on the face everyone is the same. The skin color of all becomes the same and we all are equal in all manners. People must burn out all inequality on this day.

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Let’s imbibe in some of the powerful and valuable, lessons that Holi teaches us. And enrich our lives with love, harmony and peace.

Wishing you and your family a very colorful , cheerful, joyful and Happy Holi.

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