The Meaning Behind the Many Colors of India’s Holi Festival!

As the festival of Holi comes it brings with it the colors of life and colors of love. Colors fill our world with beauty. Wherever we see colors we see life. The beautiful colors of nature fills our life with joy. There is lot of significance of colors in our life. We blend our life with colors in various ways. Colors have long lasting impressions on our mind. They play an important part in our lives. Nature is a spectrum of colors. It portrays every shades of colors through flowers, snow peaked mountains, green trees, sea, rivers and muddy lands. We communicate our feelings and emotions through colors. A painting becomes real only when the artist knows the actual use of colors. Different colors describe different moods and feelings. Traditionally Holi was celebrated with dry colors known as ‘Gulal’, which were prepared naturally from the flowers and other products that had dyeing properties. However with time, those natural colors have been replaced by strong colors, chemically enhanced and artificial colors. To avoid these strong chemical colors you can use prepare natural colors at home. Different colors have different implications. They are as follows. The color Red signifies danger, passion, blood and fire. It induces the feeling of strength and power. It also portrays anger it is considered the color of the Mars, the Roman God of war. Red signifies happiness too.
Pink hands, green cheeks, red forehead, yellow nose, if it weren’t for this particular day, the sight of this human may have roused doubts of him belonging to this at all! But, Holi is one such day. We love this festival. Not only for the bevy of colors, we love to be immersed with but also for the mouth-watering delicacies unique to this occasion. Sling bags filled with frisky colors, water guns loaded with mischief, vibrant spirits, old-new songs, plates piled with festive goodies and the blossoming spring breeze – Ah, we love Holi! This is how we have been celebrating the festival of colors all this while, yet every year, there is a ballooned enthusiasm to get drenched in colored water and devour some of the most mouth-watering delicacies.

Blue signify sadness. It is the color for peace and heavenly living. Blue signifies soberness and happiness. Green is the color of envy, the jealousy for others. Green is poisonous but amazingly green is the color of Nature. It sustains life. Yellow color reflects cowardice. It makes one weak & sick. However, some believe Yellow is brilliance and brings warmth. Year before, tribal people believed that success came from west which is red, north is blue which brings trouble. Person who loves yellow has vivid imagination. Clear thoughts and well organized and a person with pride. Black is bad luck, white is peace; black is evil, white is virgin; black is sorrow, white is happiness; black brings depression; white is dignity and purity. White is revealing of truth, black is worst crime. Orange portrays ambition and motivates one’s creativity. Violet is royal. It is mystery. Grey suggests retirement and quietness. So this Holi remember the significance of the colors before you apply them on your friends and relatives.

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