Holi, popularly known as festival of colors across the world is celebrated today by Hindus living everywhere with full joy and fervor. It is also known as Doajāta in Orissa and Dol Jatra or Basantotsav ("spring festival") in West Bengal. The most celebrated Holi is in the Braj region, in locations connected to the Lord Krishna: Mathura, Vrindavan, Nandagaon, and Barsana. These places have become tourist destinations during the festive season of Holi.
The main day, Holi, also known as Dhuli in Sanskrit, also Dhulheti, Dhulandi or Dhulendi, is celebrated by people throwing scented powder and perfume at each other. Bonfires are lit on the eve of the festival, also known as Holika Dahan (burning of Holika) or Chhoti Holi (little Holi). After doing holika dahan prayers are said and praise is offered. The bonfires are lit in memory of the miraculous escape that young Prahlad accomplished when Demoness Holika, sister of Hiranyakashipu, carried him into the fire. Holika was burnt but Prahlad, a staunch devotee of god Vishnu, escaped without any injuries due to his unshakable devotion. Holika Dahan is referred to as Kama Dahanam in South India.
People cutting across age groups spray colors on each other and turn colorful. Holi is celebrated to commemmorate victory of Good over Evil and pray that their evil thoughts with in self will also be washed away with colors. Myfirstshow.com wishes all its readers and wellwishers Happy and Colorful Holi.