JYOTiY

HOLI (Part -1)

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HOLI  in different colors of languages:

Hindi: होली

Nepali: होली

Punjabi: ਹੋਲੀ

Kannada: ಹೋಳಿ) is also known as Phakuwa or Phagwah

(Assamese: ফাকুৱা),

Odisha,Festival of Colours, or Dola jātra

(Assamese: দ’ল যাত্ৰা) Dol Jatra

West Bengal and Assam. Basanto utsav (“spring festival”)

Holi is a festival which has social,cultural, mythological and scientific significance.

The customs and celebrations vary between regions of India.

SCIENTIFIC SIGNIFICANCE.

holi bonfire

Holi is celebrated in the spring season which is a period between end of winter and advent of summer.  This develops the growth of bacteria in our body and in the atmosphere. When Holika is burnt the temperature rises up to 145 degree Fahrenheit (50-65 degree celsius). When people perform parikrama (circumambulation or going around), the fire kills the bacteria. In this way our body is cleaned.Cleaning of house drives away harmful bacteria, fungus and micro and macro organisms.

holi dhol

 

This is the time when body experiences tardiness. To invoke spark in the life people sing songs i.e. PHAG, JOKIRA along with DHOL, MANJIRA  and other traditional instruments.

holicolorful

The next  day is celebrated as Rangwali Holi, Dhuleti, Dhulandi or Phagwah.When the natural color and abeer is used for play then it has tremendous change in our body which promotes good health.

Biologist says that the natural colors makes us healthy and beautify our body by strengthen the ions in the body by enter into the pores of our body. This process strengths our immune system.

HOLI hands

For making natural colors following plants parts can be used:

YELLOW :

turmeric powder
                     Turmeric powder

A little turmeric powder dissolved in water with double the quantity of gram flour (besan) ,

Amaltas
                                        AMALTAS
marigold
                                         MARIGOLD
bael fruit
                                        BAEL FRUIT
chickpeas
                                          CHICKPEAS
chrysanthemums
            Chrysanthemum ‘Migoli Yellow’
Dandelion
                                              DANDELION
sunflower
                       SUNFLOWER
daffodil
                                         DAFFODIL
Dahalias
                                          DAHALIYA

GREEN :

henna
                                            HENNA POWDER

Henna powder, mixed with a little flour (Wheat flour/Maida/Talcum powder).

GulmoharDelonix regialeaves
                                                  GULMOHAR LEAVES

Gulmohar leaves should be dried.

Spinach
                                    SPINACH LEAVES
peas field
                               A Spring Crop , PEA
springherb
                                                    A Spring Herb

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methi saag
                              MEETHI

Finely chopped dried fenugreek (methi) or mint (pudina)

mint leaves
                                                                   MINT

 

PINK/RED:

onion peel
                                                                    ONION PEAL

Onion peels soaked overnight in the water. Peels should be removed to remove the smell.

 

sandal red
                  RED SANDALWOOD POWDER
sindoor
                          SINDOOR

Mix red sandalwood  or sindoor powder with whole wheat flour or refined flour.

Palash
                                                  PALASH FLOWERS
hisbiscus red
                                     RED HIBISCUS
turnip
               TURNIP

Turnip can be Grated

pomegranate
                                       POMEGRANATE AND SEEDS

Purple:

grapes black
                                                           BLACK GRAPES
hisbiscus blue
                                  BLUE HIBISCUS
indigo
                                          INDIGO
jacaranda
                                                    JACARANDA
beetroot1
                                                 BEETROOT (CHUKANDER)

BROWN:

tea boil
                                       TEA LEAVES (boiled)

Tea leaves or coffee boiled in water

khair bark
                                      KHAIR

BLACK :

Amala
                                              INDIAN GOOSEBERRY (AMLA)

Natural colors are safe but it may be allergic to some so take care about others and play safe HOLI.

holi 2

This HOLI may bring colors in your life.

Spread Happiness………….

Spread Colors……………..

 

 

 

 

 

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