Holi and Colors Significance

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



1. RED

Red is one of the most common colors used while celebrating Holi. Red is basically used to wish a happy Holi to the many Gods and Goddesses of the Indian culture. It signifies energy, ambition, and auspiciousness along with love and fertility. Indian brides wear Red precisely for this reason.

2.BLUE


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.


3. GREEN -


While blue is mostly associated with spirituality and Gods, green is the color of nature and happiness. It is mainly associated with Lord Ram, another reincarnation of Vishnu, who spends 14 years of his life in exile in the forest. When we look around, we see nature full of green color. It represents the fine virtues like pride, positiveness,freshness, and cool-headedness. It ultimately symbolizes virility or manliness

4.YELLOW -

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. 

In keeping up with the technological advances of the 21st century, there are a ton of different hues available in the market today. But the spirit of the Holi remains the same throughout the ages.
Celebrate the Holi this year. Be Colorful and Safe.










Ramesh Chincholi

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