Currently browsing tag

holi

Rang Barse : Bhang, Gujiya and Gulal

In a country as diverse as India, naturally each festival like Holi is celebrated with different traditions. In many parts of India many people drink Bhaang—an intoxicating drink. This is also added to some mouth-watering delicacies like pakoras and thandai to enhance the mood of the festival. Bhang is also associated with Lord Shiva and the fact that Holi comes few days after Mahashivratri gives credence to this association. Bhang unlike other intoxicants like Charas and Ganja is eaten and not smoked. Bhang is large green leaves and flowering shoots of a plant crushed in to pulp with requisite amount of water.   Gujiya is traditional sweet khoya stuffed delicacy …


Holi a colourful festival : Prashant Mendiratta

Holi is one of the 2 major festivals celebrated in India with great fervor and enthusiasm; the other one bring Diwali. The festival has many purposes. First and foremost, it celebrates the beginning of the new season, spring. Originally, it was a festival that commemorated good harvests and the fertile land. The other major purpose is to forget petty enmities and meet and greet everyone with an open heart. Hindus believe it is a time of enjoying spring’s abundant colors and saying farewell to winter. It also has a religious purpose, commemorating events present in Hindu mythology. Although it is …