History of Holi


Full moon of the Phalgun month (Hindu calendar)

Holi or Phagwah is a popular spring festival. Holi commemorates the slaying of the demoness Holika by Lord Vishnu's devotee Prahlad. Thus, the festival is name is derived from the Sanskrit words "Holika Dahanam", which literally mean "Holika is slaying". The festival is called Shigmo and Shimga in Goa and rural Maharashtra respectively.

Gangaur : "Gangaur" is the colourful and the one of the most important festivals of people of Rajasthan and is observed throughout the state with great fervour and devotion by womenfolk who worship Gauri, the consort of Lord Shiva during March–April.