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Known as the festival of colours, Holi brings plenty of joy and cheer. Every year, this vibrant and colourful festival is celebrated across the country. Holi events and celebrations across India and around the world have become common, but not many know the real story behind it. At Top 10s Only, we thought we would give you an insight into what it is all about. Check it out below…

History, Story, Mythology, And Reason Behind Holi Festival Celebrations In India

One of the stories that relate to the origin of this Indian festival dates back to the days of King Hiranyakashipu of ancient India. A self-obsessed king, he demanded all his subjects worship him. The one who defied him was his son Prahalad, an ardent devotee of Lord Vishnu. The cruel king tried all he could to change Prahalad’s loyalty but in vain. He finally decided to end his son’s life. He summoned his sister Holika, who was immune to the effects of fire and made his child sit on her lap. He then commanded them both to sit on a pyre and he immediately set it alight once they did so.

However, evil could not triumph!

As the good lord willed, Prahalad was saved, and Holika was burnt to ashes. The defeat of Holika became a sign of the victory of good over evil, and hence Holi came into being. In some traditions, the burning of pyre on the previous day of Holi celebrations is still followed. Thereby, in some places, Holi is celebrated as a two-day festival. 

Why Is Holi Known As The Festival Of Colours And The Festival Of Love?

There is also the Radhe Krishna connection with Holi. It is believed that Lord Krishna loved to play pranks on Holi by splashing colours on everyone in Vrindavan and Gokul. This soon spread, and the entire community started celebrating Holi in this fashion. However, it began with Lord Krishna’s beloved Radha. Lord Krishna drank the poisonous milk of a demoness as a child, and hence his body turned blue. As a result of this, Krishna, who was in love with Radha, feared that she might not love him because of that. Radha, the true love that she was, allowed Krishna to smear her in colours so that there was no colour differentiation between them. For this reason, Holi is also referred to as the Festival of Love.

Holi comes in which Season and Month?

Holi comes in the spring season. It falls on the full moon day of the Holy month of Phalgun (Panguni) in the Hindu Calendar. It also signifies the end of winter and the arrival of spring. Hence it is celebrated as a harvest festival.

Food During The Holi Festival

Food is abundant during Holi, and some delicacies are popular in most celebrations. Ghujiya, Dahi Bhalle, Lassi, Pakore, Thandai, Chaat, Kanji, Kachori, Malpua & Rabri, Besan Sev, Namakpare, Shkarpare, etc are some of the popular Holi foods. 

Now that you know all that you need to know about how Holi came into being, enjoy the festival with all its hues. Just indulge in all the colours that life throws at you and enjoy safely with family & friends. And, do check out our article that takes a look at the top 10 best ways to decorate your home for Holi!

Happy Holi from us to you! Have a good one!

Happy Holi 2021 Best Wishes Festival of Colours From Our Family To Yours


  1. Very nice detailed explanation on Holi!

  2. Shamama Parween


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