Good Over Evil
Good Over Evil2 mins 117 2 mins 117
Once upon a time there was a story about Holi festival; always remember that good over evil happens in life even.
A true spirit to celebrate life, love, a thanksgiving of good harvest among others.
The celebrations start the night before with a holika bonfire,
Continuing till the next day with carnival of colors and the festive spirits soaring much higher.
Similar to other Indian festivals, this celebration too has a symbolic legend,
Wherein the power of an arrogant King was threatened.
With the boon that he earned which virtually made him indestructible,
He put forth a demand that worshipping other God than him is unacceptable.
His own nephew disagreed and to Lord Vishnu he remained devoted,
Thus the King meted out cruel punishment, none of which affected the boy and his faith remained uneroded.
The King even engaged his sister who tricked her nephew in sitting with her on a pyre,
In order to burn him while she would remain unscathed 'cause of the cloak which was immune to fire.
Lo and behold! the sister was charred to death while the nephew was unscarred,
This engulfed the King with rage to kill his nephew but Lord Vishnu had him barred,
The Lord donned the avatar of Lord Narasimha (man-lion) and manifested the King to the graveyard.
But how many of us do understand this...
That the festival ain't about propelling varied hues at each other against ones desire,
That the festival ain't about wasting our precious resources when its need to the rest of the world is dire.But It is about victory of good over evil,
Victory of virtue over vice,
Victory of love over hatred,
And above all, victory of humanity over cruelty.
Holika (another name Simhika) was demoness, Her story is relevant for Holi festival observance.
Hiranyakashipu's sister Holika and son Prahalad,
He said Holika to burn Vishnu devotee, Prahalad.
However, God saved Prahalad ;Hoika was burnt,
Holika Dahan *Burning of Holika) roots Holi event.
Holi, color based customary festival for enjoyment