Most of you know or heard about Indian festival Holi, commonly known popular as Festival of Colours. But I think hardly any of you would be aware about the story behind the festival.
The Festival Holi got the name from Holika. There is an interesting story as well which goes like this...
There was once a demon king by the name of Hiranyakashyap who won over the kingdom of earth. He was so egoistic that he commanded everybody in his kingdom to worship only him. But to his great disappointment, his son, Prahlad became an ardent devotee of Lord Naarayana and refused to worship his father.
Hiranyakashyap tried several ways to kill his son Prahlad but Lord Vishnu saved him every time. Finally, he asked his sister, Holika to enter a blazing fire with Prahlad in her lap. For, Hiranyakashyap knew that Holika had a boon, whereby, she could enter the fire unscathed.
Treacherously, Holika coaxed young Prahlad to sit in her lap and she herself took her seat in a blazing fire. The legend has it that Holika had to pay the price of her sinister desire by her life. Holika was not aware that the boon worked only when she entered the fire alone.
Even today, on the eve of Holi, we do make such arrangement and celebrate the win of God over Demons. How do we do that, you can watch them on the video.
Incredible India have amazing stories to go for and hope you will enjoy the little glimpse of the festival in the video.