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Rangotsav, Holi festival, Aarti to Lord Krishna

March 18, 2022

There are two very famous stories associated with the history of the festival. The first one being of demon king Hiranyakashyap. According to Hindu mythology, the king was given the boon that he could not be killed by either a man or any animal, that is why, he wanted people to worship him. However, his own son was a devotee of Lord Vishnu and refused to worship his father. Getting angry at him, the king asked his sister Holika to hold his son and sit in a pyre. While sitting in the fire, Prahlad was saved by Lord Vishnu but Holika died, that is why the day is also known as Holika Dahan.

After that, Lord Vishnu took the avatar of Narasimha which was half human and half lion and killed the demon king. That is why Holi is also known as the day when the good wins over the evil and people start afresh.


March 18, 2022