Last time when I went to attend a programme based on music and dance, I worked with a band of artists who excelled in their respective fields like singing and dancing and stuff like that. The most amazing part of the programme was when it was over all the artists had liquor to the content of their heart. I was told that was common practice which they do quite often. My God !
Well, the festival of colours( HOLI )is round the corner and the people round here are all set to celebrate it with great zeal & enthusiasm. I have been celebrating it since my childhood but till date, I don’t understand why the people consume alcohol and tend to commit unsocial activities.
Dabbing people with whatever colours is part of celebration ( that also beyond my comprehension)
Let’s go into details why this festival is celebrated; It is celebrated to commemorate the victory of divine figure Prahalad over his ill-minded father who was hell bent on killing him as Prahalad was staunch believer of God. The father made every efforts to change his mind but in vain, then he asked Prahalad’s fire-proof sister called Holika to sit on fire with Prahalad on his lap to kill him. But, as god’s wish, Prahalad was miraculously saved from being burnt and the Holika burnt to ashes instead.
This may not be one reason behind its celebration as Holi’s is deeply associated with Lord Krishna as well. Holi celebrated in Mathura is widely known across the globe.
Whatever reason may be, we find some excuse (pretext) to toast the moment. We come together make the people round us colourful.
One local philosopher quotes” All the people look alike here irrespective of the fact they are rich or poor as you can’t judge them with their look. EVERYBODY LOOKS COLOURED”
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