Staff Spotlight--Himal

Himal's Tale of Holi

Holi is the festival of colors and is celebrated in the Nepali month of Phalgun (February-March). The festival gets its name from the Puranic story of Holika. Holika was the sister of the demon-king. The king wanted his people to worship only him, but he found that his son Prahlada was a great worshipper of Lord Vishnu. So he decided to kill his son in collusion with his sister. Holika had been granted a boon that gave her power to protect herself from fire. Holika sat Prahlada on her lap and pretended to play with him while demon-king ordered his men to set the place on fire.


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