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  Dol / Holi - Festival of Colours  
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Holi is one of the most important festivals of Bengal. In Bengal it is celebrated as the Dol Festival. It is the most loved festivals of India as it represents the bright hues of the spring season. Dol Festival or utsav has bright flowers in full bloom and trees clothed in bright, fresh leaves. Also known as Holi, in the rest of India it is the festival of colours that brings people of all regions together.

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  HISTORY OF HOLI  
 
Holi is the celebration of the triumph of good, over the evil. According to the legend, ambitious king, Hiranyakashyap wished to be the most powerful king and wanted to be worshipped as the God. But his own son Prahalad, who was an ardent devotee of Lord Vishnu, refused to obey his father. Hiranyakashyap decided to punish his son and asked for help from Holika, his sister. As Holika was immune to fire, the king asked Holika to sit at the center of a flaming pyre with Prahalad on her lap. The intention was to kill Prahalad. Yet Prahalad emerged unscathed by the fire while Holika was burnt to ashes. The good over the evil, prevailed. From Holika to Holi, the celebration marks the triumph of the good over the evil. Holi is also distinguished in certain regions.
 
   
 

In Bengal, it is known as "DOLOTHSAVA". Usually people burn Holika (dry sticks and figs are collected in huge scale and is set up like a mound) on the eve of HOLI. This is done to commemorate the legend. At the same time it purifies the atmosphere and kills the insects and germs. Folklore and dances are performed around the fire to welcome the new spring season.   

 
 

In the morning people celebrate the festival of colours with coloured water and wet and dry colours. Men, women and children all participate in this merry making. In the evening, people play with dry colours and greet each other. Special Holi dishes for the occasion are prepared. People visit each others houses and savor the delicious dishes, be it the famous Rossogolla or the preparation of Malpua (a dessert made of flour, milk, sugar and dry fruits). The colours and the mirth that accompanies the celebration of Holi bears witness to the feelings of oneness and a sense of brotherhood and goodwill. No other festival brings home the lesson of spiritual and social harmony as well as the festival of Dolothsava.

 
     
 
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