Holi is the festival of colors and spring, and above all, it is the festival that celebrates the eternal love of the divine soulmates, Radha and Krishna. Holi also symbolizes the triumph of good over evil due to the victory of Lord Vishnu in his Narasimha avatar over Hiranyakashipu. Holi also marks the official end of the winter season and the beginning of the spring season, which brings positivity and freshness of blossoming love. Hence, this is also the perfect time to mend your broken relationships with your near and dear ones.
Holi, the ancient Indian festival, is now celebrated with immense gusto and enthusiasm across the globe, such as Nepal, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, UK, USA, South Africa, Jamaica, Mauritius, Fiji, Malaysia, etc. Holi is a two-day Indian festival that begins with Purnima or Full Moon evening of the Phalguna month as per Vedic Astrology. The first day is known as- Holika Dahan or Chhoti Holi. It is called Holika Dahan as it signifies the burning of Holika. The second day is Rangwali Holi, where people smear Gulal on each other. Holi has multiple other names like - Dol Purnima, Dhulandi, Manjal Kuli, Phagwah, and Shigmo, to name a few.
Like any other Indian festival, Holi is incomplete without delectable food items. Gujiya, Malpuas, Kali Gajar's Kanji, Kanji Vada, etc., are some of the dishes prepared for this occasion. Besides food, the festival of colors is incomplete without Holi colors. Holi celebration with colors is an integral part of observing this occasion, and people eagerly wait to play with colors on this specific day. Holi is when people gather and smear colors, known as Gulal or Abeer, on each other. However, little do people know that you can include color therapy and healing while playing with the beautiful colors with your family and friends. So, read on to learn more about it and try to implement it this Holi.
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This Holi, using Red Gulal, can help you strengthen your lower chakras, including Root or Muladhara and Sacral or Swadhisthana Chakras. This, in turn, activates your energies and enables you to attract abundance, finance, and love. Furthermore, as per Vedic Astrology, red is the color of Mars or Mangal, so this color strengthens the planet and gives you power.
Green Gulal will surely support your Anahata or the Heart Chakra that is responsible for giving and receiving unconditional love. You will find love the entire day wherever you go, and at the same time, you will be able to love everyone around you by sharing sweets and smiles. Green is also the color of healing as per Color Therapy and Angel Therapy. It's the color for Archangel Raphael. No wonder most hospital curtains are green in color to give maximum peace and healing to the recovering patients.
Yellow Gulal will balance and energize your Solar Plexus or Manipura Chakra, the most important body chakra for us. All the other Chakras get Urja from here. It's bright yellow, just like the Sun, and runs our entire system. This will bring you positive changes and uplifting vibrations the whole day. Lethargy won't be an issue for you; instead, you will feel energetic and on cloud nine for the entire day.
Blue Gulal will take care of your upper chakras- Throat Chakra, Third Eye Chakra, and the Crown Chakra. This will result in excellent communications and networking with people you meet during the day. You will be able to connect and touch everyone's heart with your sensitivity. It's safe to say that you will become a people's magnet!
During this Holi, you can also use multiple colors for maximum healing, and it is best to use organic colors.
Chandan or Sandalwood is known to have purifying capabilities, and hence people always use it for deep cleansing in healing rituals. It's full of fragrance and is considered sacred as per Hinduism. As Sandalwood is purifying and healing in nature, it is used to make essential oils due to its high alpha-Santalol contents. Hence, playing Holi with Chandan will provide immense healing and divine grace to you.
The Flame of Forest or Dhak, which is also commonly known as 'Tesu ke Phool' or 'Phool Palash ka,' was used in ancient times for beauty care, especially to improve the complexion and texture of the skin. The flowers are soaked overnight in water, or they can also be boiled to obtain fragrant yellow-ish or orange-ish colored water. During Holi, you can either soak the flowers overnight or boil them in water to get a beautiful and vibrant yellow color. These flowers have exceptional medicinal and healing properties and thus are excellent at protecting your skin. As a general practice on Holi, you can take a final bath or dip in the Tesu flower water after playing Holi so that all the chemicals get washed away from your physical body and aura.
The wastage of water is a growing problem in India. As responsible people and for the benefit of our future generations, we must understand that there is a critical need to reserve water before a severe water crisis hits us. Hence, celebrating the festival of colors by playing with beautiful and colorful flowers is better than a Holi celebration with water. Playing Holi with vibrant flowers will bring immense positivity and grace. Moreover, this will be environment-friendly at the same time. So, along with celebrating Holi, we will save and nurture our Mother Earth.
Holi is a festival filled with fun, frolic, and merriment. It's the day when people get together and spend quality time with their loved ones. It would be an excellent idea to make beautiful Rangolis at your home and office space. You can decorate your living space by making colorful and creative Rangolis with flowers and diyas. This can help you in space clearing or clearing the unwanted energies in your home.
Enjoy this Holi with lovely colors, delicious Holi delicacies, and be safe!
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✍️ By- Tarot Pooja