Nepali Holi Vibes
On the day of Phagun Shukla Purnima, the festival of Holi is being celebrated in the Himalayan and hilly districts today.
With the advent of spring, the Phagu festival, which brings a message of mutual harmony and harmony, is traditionally celebrated today with a variety of colors and Lola games. This festival, which was celebrated in the valley a few years ago, has become more civilized lately due to the activism of the police.
Even on the day before the Phagu festival, the streets of the capital are not littered with dirty water. As last year, Corona’s influence is growing globally, the administration has called for a ban on the use of water and paint during the Phagu festival. On the occasion of this festival, the people from different district make the atmosphere colorful .
In the age of Treta, when Daityaraja Hiranyakashyapu forced his sister Holika, who had received the gift of fire from Brahma, to enter the fire burning with Prahlada for the purpose of killing his son Prahlada. Since then, the tradition of playing Holi (Fagu) on the occasion of Holika Maree, a symbol of the sinful nature of abuse of power, is believed to have continued .
Similarly, in the Dvaparayuga, the demon Putna, who was sent by Lord Kansha to Lord Krishna, died unsuccessfully when she touched her poisoned breast.Since well-prepared dyes and abir cures skin diseases, playing with such dyes destroys the phlegm produced in the body in winter. This festival also has Ayurvedic significance as the smoke from the burnt rip eliminates the germs of many winter diseases.
The government has traditionally been giving public leave on the occasion of Phagu festival. In the Terai region, this festival is celebrated on the day after the full moon. This year too, Holi is being celebrated on Monday in the Terai.
On this day, groups of men and women, especially those who eat the food of Bhang Mi Saie, dance in different colors and dance with the bajagaja and enjoy walking in their area from morning to evening. In this festival, the tired people get dressed in colorful costumes and compete with their families. In this festival which lasts for seven days, every day brothers and relatives gather and enjoy sweet food. Phagu festival is celebrated in a fundamental way in Nepal and other countries including India. Celebrated in Italy as Beliaconons, the festival is played with a variety of fragrant water-sprinkled grass ornaments. In China, this festival is celebrated for 15 days under the name ‘Chvez’. New clothes and jewelry are worn in this festival.
Similarly, worshiping fire in Java, Sri Lanka and Indonesia, worshiping water in Myanmar and Thailand, donating to monks in Buddhist temples, welcoming new grain to Japan and Indonesia’s Sumatra with dance, worshiping and dancing to the god Dionysius in Yunnan, China, and humor in Egypt. The festival is celebrated.
Even though it is celebrated under different names, the tradition of playing fagu is found in many countries. This festival is celebrated with the main objective of promoting mutual harmony and social unity.