We Indians have been celebrating Holi for centuries. Holi symbolizes the victory of good over evil, which is why holi is celebrated during the passing of winter. The word Holi is derived from the word ‘Hola’ which means offering prayers to the almighty and thanking him for the Harvest of the year. It basically teaches us that good will always triumph over Evil.
There is no doubt that holi is very famous among Indians worldwide, especially with children. But did you know that each color used in Holi has specific ideas or symbolism associated with them? Let’s take a look at some of the most common colors used during Holi and see what it means
The blue color symbolizes Lord Krishna, who is a reincarnation of Lord Vishnu, as he is believed to have blue skin. The color represents the water as an element and eventually symbolizes affection, faith and spiritual growth that is needed or expected from every Hindu.
The color yellow depicts brightness and sunshine in Indian traditions. It is represented as the color of the mind and intellect throughout history. Lord Krishna is believed to have adorned a dress woven from the rays of the sun itself. It simply rejoices the essence of joy. It also symbolizes prosperity, health, and peace, making it everybody’s favorite color.