"Holi is the special time of the year to remember those who are close to our hearts with splashing colors."
Holi is the day to express love with colors. It is time to show affection. Holi is known to be celebrated with full frolic and excitement throughout the world. This festival is commonly referred to as “The Festival of Colors”. Friends and family get together to pray, eat, drink but most importantly, pelt each other with balloons, pichkari’s and colors. The Holi is welcomed with the onset of summer. This festival of colors approaches just like a silver lining on the cloud! And the children especially feel like being on cloud nine. The sight of splashing colors, color smeared faces, music and the Holi platter is so amazing. Many of my friends wait eagerly for this festival every year to play with colors.
The history of Holi depicts the story of king Hiranyakashyap long ago. He had a son by the name of Prahlad and a sister named Holika. It is believed that the Devil king had blessings of Lord Brahma that he could not be killed by any man, animal or weapon. This blessing made him very arrogant due to his ego so this blessing turned into a curse. He ordered his kingdom people to worship him instead of God. This rule included even his own son. When Prahlad refused to worship his father instead of Lord Vishnu, the king outraged in anger and planned to punish his own son by killing him. The king made Holika his sister sit in the fire with his son in her lap. Holika had a blanket that would have kept her safe in the fire but on the contrary, Holika got burned and Prahlad came out safe. Prahlad was protected by the Lord due to his devotion. Thus, Holi is celebrated as the victory of good over evil.
Holi brings forth hues of vibrancy and people. On this day people smear each other with colors whether they know them or not. When you are enjoying Holi, do it with an open heart. At many places, people use the Indian traditional drink Bhang adding a zing to the day. This sometimes may end up into foul deeds so, prevention of mishaps must always be in mind. It is important for all of us to learn from our mistakes through this Holi festival. Life is too short and we can truly infuse colors of happiness in each other’s life. The true meaning of Holi lies in filling someone’s life with goodness and peace and all this can be done by reading our smile attitude quotes. The major “to-do list” on Holi must be to apply coconut oil or Vaseline on the skin and hair before playing with colors. This also facilitates the easy removal of colors and prevents damage to skin and hair. Many people also plan to use the common kitchen ingredients like Neem, kumkum, turmeric, flowers to play safe.
The Holika bonfire on the previous night of Holi is the spiritual scene of the festival. What I like the most about the festival is the playful throwing of Gulal, the natural powder. The most popular Holi celebration in India includes that of Mathura, Vrindavan, and Barsana with full devotion and serenity. On the other hand, many people like to celebrate the festival with a pool party or a dance party in clubs and resorts or water pools. The promise of the festival to spread colorful happiness sometimes get disrupted due to evil elements prevailing in the society. Fights and crimes on this day are quite popular.
Crores of money every year are invested in the unorganized Holi color market. Generally, the attractive Holi colors available in the market are very cheap as they are made from polymer and plastic. These plastic products are obtained from Hubei in China where the Coronavirus is on its an outrage. The use of such products should be completely avoided. The price difference has always led the Chinese Economy to rise as they sell the products at so cheap prices but in this, we somewhere forget about our health. The attractive water guns and sprinklers made by China are generally designed with glass powder, mica, engine oil, diesel, acids, and alkalis. So, the steel pichkaris and the Indian version of water guns are quite lost in the fashion of the day.
Celebrating a happy and safe Holi should be our priority. The major risk which Holi brings with itself is the exposure to harmful chemicals in the form of Holi colors. Cheap Holi colors are generally industrial dyes or oxidized metals mixed with oil. Chemicals such as lead oxide, copper sulfate, chromium iodide, mercury sulfide, and aluminum bromide are many times used to get a variety of color shades. The toxicity from these chemicals is not just harmful to skin and hair but they may also increase the risk of serious health complications such as Bronchial asthma, renal failure, temporary blindness and much more. Since we see young children more keen to play Holi so the situation is even more alarming. This chemical accumulation pollutes groundwater and soil and leads to environmental degradation. Holi is a festival to be celebrated with natural, herbal and organic colors like those by GAUKARAN.
This trend of using natural colors has been taken from the ancient time when Holi was celebrated by playing with natural colors made using the extracts of flowers and herbs which were in fact good for health. So, Gaukaran offers natural herbal colors made from the liquid-by-products of metabolism of cow. The sprinkling of cow urine has been believed to have spiritual cleansing effect on the environment since the time immortal. The five major reasons to use these colors are like they are very skin friendly and prevent hair damage. They don’t damage our eyes. They are animal friendly and environmental friendly. Let’s decide to play safe Holi this time.
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