Holi in Nepal 2022: Holi of 2078 being observed today

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Holi in Nepal 2022: Today and tomorrow in the Terai region, Fagu Poornima or Holi, the festival of colors 2078, is celebrated with great pomp in mountainous areas, including the capital city.

The celebration, also known as the Spring festival, celebrates the coming of spring and the beginning of the harvest season. The festival’s first day is known as Chhoti Holi or Holika Dahan, and the second day is known as Dhuleti or Holi.

Holi in Nepal 2022: The death of Holika, the emblem of good triumphing over evil, is commemorated by lighting a bonfire and performing a special Puja to exorcise evil spirits on Holika Dahan.

People like smearing one other with various colors the next day, including Abir or scarlet vermilion powder. However, fear of the coronavirus has taken its toll on the event this year, with the government requesting that Holi celebrants refrain due to the coronavirus.

The Fagu Poornima is one of Nepal’s many cultural festivals, and it has its own unique characteristics and significance.

The celebration is enjoyed by people of all ages, from the elderly to the young. The event, which begins on the eighth day of the new moon and ends on the full moon day later today, begins on the eighth day of the new moon and ends with the burning of the ‘Chir’, which was installed earlier.

According to Hindu legend, demon king Hiranyakashyapu, who was dissatisfied with his son Prahlad’s unwavering devotion to Bishnu, ordered his sister Holika to murder Prahalad. Holi in Nepal 2022

Holika, who had received a boon from the deity that fire would not touch her, sat on fire with Prahlad on her lap but was burned to death while Prahalad escaped unharmed thanks to God Bishnu’s grace.

Since then, the event, also known as Holi, has been celebrated by smearing color with delight. According to legend, Lord Bishnu cautioned Holika that if she squandered the boon she had received, it would be useless.

Seniors think that wearing a “Tika” formed from the ashes of the ‘Chir’ on one’s forehead or keeping it in the house will prevent any premonitions.