Rajan Zed pointed out that Hindu festivals were meant to be celebrated on well-defined dates or around these dates and not all year solely for commercial agenda and mercantile greed on dates convenient to majority patrons.
Joie de vivre festival of Holi welcomes the beginning of spring and starts about ten days before the full moon of Phalguna. The ceremonies include the lighting of the bonfires, during which all evils are symbolically burnt. Holi also commemorates the frolics of youthful Lord Krishna; and celebrates the death of demoness Putana, burning of demoness Holika, and destruction of Kama by Shiva. Holi fell on March 17 in 2014.
The most popular citizen journalists' reports on merinews chosen automatically on the basis of views and comments