"Holi : The festival of Colors" - Acrylics on 12" x 12" Acrylic Paper
"मत डारो पिचकारी। मैं सगरी भिजगई सारी॥
जीन डारे सो सनमुख रहायो। नहीं तो मैं देउंगी गारी॥
भर पिचकरी मेरे मुखपर डारी। भीजगई तन सारी॥
लाल गुलाल उडावन लागे। मैं तो मनमें बिचारी॥
मीरा कहे प्रभु गिरिधर नागर चरनकमल बलहारी॥"
Happy Holi to all my colorful readers..!!!
Holi (Basant-Utsav) is a religious festival celebrated mainly in India to welcome the season of Spring
But the famous region for Holi celebration is Brij, Land of Lord Krishna. According to the Hindu mythology, Lord Krishna started the tradition of playing with colors during the festival.
These days the commercial aspect of celebration has led to an increase
in the use of synthetic colours. But traditionally the colours are made of Neem, Kumkum, Haldi, Bilva, and other medicinal herbs prescribed by Āyurvedic doctors.
The spring season, during which the weather changes, is believed to cause viral fever and cold.
The playful throwing of natural coloured powders has a medicinal significance. For wet colours, traditional flowers of Palash are boiled and soaked in water over night to produced yellow coloured water, which also had medicinal properties.
You can read some more things about "Holi" form Wikipedia too..
With some more colorful painting, I will be back soon..
Take care and have Happy Colorful Weekend..