Holi, celebrating the arrival of Spring in India
March 18, 2011 10:45 PM Subscribe
Holi is a wild, sexy celebration in India
posted by nickyskye (90 comments total)
60 users marked this as a favorite
. People wear white and then throw or squirt colored powders
and water at each other. There are bonfires, marijuana drink parties, mischief, all kinds of sweet pastries, venting of sexual heat, dancing in the streets and happy
In that video clip a muse appears to a writer, portraying both male and female, while Ganesh
, embodiment of new beginnings looks on.
Holi also commemorates various events in Hindu mythology, but for most Hindus it provides a temporary opportunity for Hindus to disregard social norms, indulge in merrymaking and generally "let loose...The entire holiday is associated with a loosening of social restrictions normally associated with caste, sex, status and age."
Dry Holi colors known as 'Gulal' and wet colors or 'Rang' were originally prepared naturally from the flowers and other products that had dyeing properties. Tesu flowers
“Bura na mano, Holi hai”—- “Don’t feel offended, it’s Holi.”
Holi traditions: the marijuana drink, bhang
, that is popular at Holi parties (watch out for the bhang hangover
) | sweets like Gujjiya
are (often phallic shaped) squirters
used to shoot colored water.
History of Holi
| days one, two and three
Holi color symbolism
Interesting back story about the Bollywood movie
in which the video clip of the post appeared, Navrang (nine colors), 1959 - with some more charming video clips from the same movie, like Darling Did You Call Me a Flower?
About the song itself
: Arre ja re hat natkhat (Navrang) (1958) Singers-Asha Bhonsle, C Ramchandra, Mahendra Kapoor, Lyrics-Bharat Vyas, MD-C Ramchandra