Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Bonding with colors

Holi is a colorful festival which brings the spirit of joy and enjoyment along with it.In those childhood days we used to have a had lot of fun during the Holi festival.Now on this Holi we and our family members andour
neighbors as well have already got decided to save water and celebrate the festival in an eco-friendly way, hence on the auspicious day of Holi festival we will avoid the usage of water and harmful chemical based
colors for as children we were unaware about these facts and hence enjoyed the festival in the traditional way itself.Most of our family stayed in the same building in those days.Our neighbors were a part of our lives too. So, every year we played Holi with all of them.We called for a Dholwala and  bought loads of gulal and water balloons, Pichkaris. We started from 9 in the morning and continued  till 4 in the afternoon.
 At the end of the day it was difficult to differentiate the faces or tell , who's who.Music was in the air all day long,especially the old, nostalgia -oozing melodies like Rang Barse Bheege Chunariya or Aaj Na
chodenge...My mother always insisted on natural colors. Reds made from crushed rose petals, yellows from haldi, and beautiful pinks.So fresh and fragrant that it was pleasure to be drenched in rang.I
wish we could go back to the Holi of my childhood when the festival brought happiness..We had a blast, dancing, singing  and splashing color.It was a major bonding time.The entire family joined in the celebrations.that took place in our building. Holi is synonymous with smiles, gaiety and colors.Staying indoors on this festival of cheer is not a great idea.Holi was a day made for  pranks.We purchased a variety of pichkaris.A special shopping spree was arranged for us kids.Gulal made up of numerous colors such as pink, magenta, red, yellow and green were purchased.
In the olden times the household priest was invited to start the function.The men, women and children all assembled together in the courtyard.Beginning with the eldest member, each member went  around and sprinkled some gulal and colored water onto each individual.We children used to put color on the elders and
enjoyed the liberty of the occasion. Special eatables like gujia, papri and kanji-ke-bare were served.There was so much dancing and singing, the old and the young joined in the merry-making.Holi remains unique and special due to the spirit of it which remains the same throughout the country and even across the globe, wherever it is celebrated. Entire country wears a festive look when it is time for the Holi celebrations. Surely it is the one and only festival which is celebrated by the masses.The spirit of Holi stands for happiness and unity and we should ensure that this spirit is not spoiled by cheap gimmicks or making fun of other people.So let's keep it as the festival that bonds us together..
So let's  #KhulKeKheloHoli!

 “I’m pledging to #KhulKeKheloHoli this year by sharing my Holi memories at BlogAdda in association with Parachute Advansed.”

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