All about the Festival of Colors- Holi

The festival of colours, Holi is celebrated from the full moon day (purnima) of the Hindu lunar month of Phalgun until the fifth day (panchami) known as Rang Panchami. It has great significance in terms of fulfilment of desires.

According to two legends of Prahlad and Pootna, this is the day to burn every inimical relationship and evil away. With the personification of Lord Narsimha, on this day, we can seek protection from the divine. Krishna has certainly put this festival to the top by giving a chance to bhaktas for getting soaked in his divine love colours.

This is the day on which kaamdeva, the God of Love, turned into ashes was revived to life by blessing of Lord Shiva. However, besides being the festival of harvest and on set of spring season celebrated around the globe in some or the other manner, it also served as a time for special martial camps with Sikhs.

This is the best time to burn up all sorrows and issues and pray for the good to happen. Take a silk cloth, write your sorrows, issues and names of enemies on it with black ink. Burn this cloth in Holika Dahan fire.

Here go the ways by which we can get the divine help. Just check your moon sign:

Aries: Native with Aries moon sign should do chanting for Lord Narasimha and pray for protection and money. Mantra is- Om Nrisimhaye vidmahe vajranakhaya dhimahi tanno simhah Prachodayat

Taurus: people with Taurus moon sign should worship for their Guru on this day. They can chant their personal Gurumantra or – GururBrahma, GururVishnu, Gururdevo Maheshwara
param Brahma, tasmai shri guravay namah

Gemini: natives with Gemini moon, people should offer black daal and mustard oil in temple and worship for shanidev this day with this mantra- Nilanjana Samabhasam Ravi Putram Yamagrajam
Chaya Martanda Sambhutam Tam Namami Shanescharam”.

Cancer: For Cancer sign, this day is special sadhna time. They should perform sadhna/ worship of goddess Kali with this mantra-Om Hrim Shreem Klim Adya Kalika Param Eshwari Swaha”.

Leo: on this day, after bath take a silver piece, an old coin, few grains of rice and five Gomti Chakra and tie all of these in red cloth, rotate it seven times around your head and immerse in flowing water. Leo sign natives should offer yellow cloth, Chana Daal, banana etc in the temple on this day and needs to worship for devguru with this mantra-
Om graam greem graum sah guruve namah”.

Virgo: Virgo moon sign natives should visit Lord Hanuman temple with Dhoop, Deep, Agarbatti and Nazarbattu and worship with this mantra-
ॐ नमो भगवते आंजनेयाय महाबलाय स्वाहा | Om Namo Bhagvate Aanjaneyaay Mahaabalaay Swaahaa

Libra:  You should take 7 Gomati Chakras, 7 Laghu ( small ) Nariyal, 7 Pearl Conch in red cloth and rotate seven times around the head of yourself and your spouse and burn it in Holi fire. After that come back home without looking behind.

Scorpio: on this day, they should chant – om aing hring kling chaamundaaye vichchai”. and should take blessing of little girls by touching their feet and gifting them eatables.

Saggitarius: You should visit a Shiva temple in morning and offer abhishek of water on Shiv Linga along with little gulal or chandan (sandalwood paste) on Lord Shiva while chanting – Om namah Shivaye.

Capricorn: Offer kumkum mixed water to lord Sun in the morning with chanting – “om ghrini surya adityaaye swaha“.

Aquarius: Natives with Aquarius moon sign, should take bath in the morning, tie a red triangular flag decorated with golden lace, to the tree in goddess temple on this day with praying for desired results.

Pisces: you should go to the temple, preferably after sunset by litting a pure ghee lamp and incence stick and praying to goddess Lakshmi with this mantra.
“Om Hrim Shrim Lakshmibhyo Namah”

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