Holi: The legends behind the festival of colors

March 16, 2014 2:48 PM

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The advent of spring symbolizes rejuvenation, new beginnings and everything in life that is optimistic, sunny and brimming with life. During the festival of colors or ‘Holi’ as it is known in India, nature and people alike join in the celebrations, throwing away the gloom of winter and rejoice in the colors and liveliness of spring.

The colorful Holi originated as an agricultural festival, ushering in the blooming season. Holi, like all other Indian festivals, also has its fair share of mythological significance. And what is most amazing is people from different parts of India have their own favorite names for this festival and...

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