HAPPY HOLI EVERYONE…………..!!
Holi festival is the most colourful festival of India, celebrated in a different way by every region. The most famous holi celebration are Barsana holi,Kumauni holi and rest of India holi.
Holi is one of the most anticipated and widely celebrated festivals of India. The festival of colors not only encourages brotherhood and harmony, but also sparks nationwide substance induced celebrations.
The entire country raises a toast to the instance in diverse ways. From established ritual celebrations in villages to bhang lassi and alcohol driven trance and EDM Holi soirees in the metropolitan cities, India celebrates Holi in every best way possible.
Here are the different types of Holi celebrated in India:
BRAJ KI HOLI OR BARSANA LATHMAR HOLI
According to myths, Holi began in the Barsana region of India, which includes Vrindavan, Mathura, Nandgaon and Barsana. Interestingly, the festival here is celebrated with not just colors, but with lathis. As per tradition, women chase away the men with lathis. But it’s not a beating session – it’s a crazy one, and the men come prepared too.
KHADI HOLI IN KUMAON REGION
Khadi Holi is a type of Holi played in the rural Kumaon region in India. The locals celebrate this festival by singing Khari songs, wearing traditional costumes of churidaar, pyjama-kurta, white nokdaar topi and dance in groups to traditional music beats. They use the Hurka and the Dhol to play the beats. They move in a procession, singing songs and greeting people in the area. These groups are called as Tolis.
WARRIOR HOLI FROM PUNJAB OR HOLA MOHALLA
Hola Mohalla, known as the warrior Holi, is celebrated in Punjab. This festival is observed by Nihang Sikhs. They exhibit martial arts, and sing their hearts out on this day, that is usually celebrated a day before Holi.
Basant Utsav and Dol Jatra- West Bengal
The Basant Utsav is a way to welcome the spring season. On this day, there is a special celebration at Shantiniketan. Boys and girls dress up in saffron coloured clothes, sing and dance to celebrate this festival. On the other hand, Dol Jatra is a part of the main Holi festivities. On Dol Purnima, idols of Radha and Krishna are taken to the streets in a procession. To add to the fun, men spray water and colours at this procession.
SHIGMO IN GOA
Shigmo festival is a massive spring celebration in Goa. It is one of the major festivals of Hindus. Here, traditional folk and street dances are done by farmers. Even tourists at Goa celebrate this festival with a lot of excitement.
YAOSANG IN MANIPUR
In Manipur, Holi or Yaosang is celebrated for six days. It starts on the day of the full moon and combines Hindu and indigenous traditions. The highlight of the festival is the Thabal chongba, a Manipuri folk dance that is performed during. To add to the traditions and maintain uniformity, the Hindus of Manipur play this festival with colours too.
MANJAL KULI IN KERALA
Down south, Holi isn’t as popular as it is in North India. However, some communities in the southern part of the country celebrate Holi, but with distinct traditions and names. In Kerala, Holi is called Manjal Kuli and is celebrated in the Konkani temple of Gosripuram Thirumala.
Phaguwa in Bihar
Bihar and Holi go hand in hand. The festival is known as Phaguwa in the local Bhojpuri dialect. However, in Bihar, it’s important to light the Holika pyre before playing Holi. After that, Holi is played with folk songs, water and powdered colors derived from natural sources. Consumption of Bhang is also a part of the holi celebrations in the state.
Rang Panchami – Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra celebrates Holi in the most fun way possible. Colour celebrations take place on the 5th day after Holika dahan and is known as Ranga Panchami.
Royal Holi – Udaipur, Rajasthan
On the eve of Holi, locals light bonfires to mark the occasion and get rid of evil spirits in the holika dahan. This celebration is done at a grand level by Udaipur’s Mewar royal family. The fancy procession includes decorated horses and the royal band. Later, the traditional sacred fire is lit and an effigy of Holika is burnt.
And here’s a whole map for you that shows Holi in different parts of the country.
Hope you like it………!!