Pushkar Holi Festival
There are various type of holi played around the country and Pushkar Holi has got different identity among all the holi played in India. Holi is the spring festival of India, celebrated by playing with vibrant colors. The colorful festival is the wonderful opportunity to reconnect to the family and friends by applying colour on their faces.
Not only Local people but foreign tourist specially people from Israel take participation in Pushkar Holi with great enthusiasm. During the festival, people smear color on each other’s face and splash water, playfully. The festival is known for the generous use of colors, which are produced both naturally and artificially. While gulal is the main color of the festival, which is available in vibrant pink shades, red, green and yellow, other colors, which are a bit hard, have also occupied the market shelves.
History of Holi
According to the Hindu mythology, Lord Krishna started the tradition of playing with colors during the festival. He was jealous of his soul mate – Radha’s fair complexion, because he was dark in color. The young Krishna often complained about his dark skin tone to his mother – Yashoda. To placate the child, Yashoda asked him to smear color on Radha’s face, so that her fair complexion is masked. Obeying his mother, Lord Krishna applied color on Radha’s face, which changed her complexion. The playful and mischievous Krishna started the game of playing with colors and this is how, the celebration of Holi with colors was started.