Holi: Celebration of Good over Evil

Holi is a festival of colors. It signifies the victory of good over evil, the arrival of spring and end of winter, a festive day to meet others, play and laugh, forget and forgive, and rejoice relationships. It is also celebrated as a thanksgiving for a good harvest. Just like nature there are different colors associated with our feelings and emotions: anger with red, jealousy with green, vibrancy and happiness with yellow, love with pink, vastness with blue, peace with white, sacrifice with saffron and knowledge with violet. After all each person is a fountain of colors which keeps on changing.

This Holi, I have tried to pen down my perspective of this festival through a poem:

As Holi heralds the onset of spring and the end of winter,

Let’s embrace the great and the small, the rich and the poor.

As the blossoming flowers proclaim the beauty and glory of God,

Let’s keep ablaze in our hearts, the light of God.

As Holika burns amidst merriment and mirth,

Let’s burn our inner evil and give our innocence a birth.

Enrich the freshness of colors, the fire of devotion,

To enjoy the spirit of Holi, let’s come alive as united nation.

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