~ Holi, Colours and Hari OM across the World

Another gift by India to world! Hindu festival of Holi or Rang Panchami is now hugely popular in west (see clip), which is actually celebrated after community Holika (fire set-up) ritual followed by lord Vishnu worship and prayers, is a symbol of victory over two gunas (roughly means Qualities) – Rajas guna (egoistic/self-centered/selfishness) and Tamas guna (negative/dull/inertia/ignorant) in order to improve remaining third Saatvik Guna (Purity/Goodness/ Harmony/Peaceful/Balance).

Colors here are to activate Panchabhuta (5 elements) of cosmos – Prithvi (earth), Jal (Water), Agni (fire), Vayu (air) and Akasha (ether).

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