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Holi Special: What Does Each Colour Signify?

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Holi is the festival of colours. It is one of the most beautiful festivals that is celebrated in India, and it attracts even the non-Hindus to join in and celebrate with the hues.

When you take a close look at the earth, you will see that everything around you is colourful and each of those colours signify something in life.

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All of our lives are colourful too, and making use of each and every colour in our life will ultimately lead to some kind of a symbolism.

In India, this beautiful festival of colours is celebrated with zest and fervour, and the colours that are used during this festival hold some importance.

Since this is a land where faith and belief are on top notch, these colours have a deep meaning when it is put on the face of another during the celebration.

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So, this Holi 2016, be aware of what you do. Know the significance behind each colour and you will see that this awaited festival will be all the more brighter and beautiful:



The colour green symbolises harvest, new beginnings and happiness. The colour green also indicates nature, one of the most important things that we need to look after.



White stands for serenity. It also indicates purity and peace. Though white is not frequently used, it is one colour that adds a touch to the festival of colours.



Blue stands for power and life. It is one of the strongest colours used during Holi. This hue also resembles Lord Krishna who taught mankind the right way to lead life.



What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you look at the colour yellow? This soothing shade resembles holiness and a has a healing power.


Red & Pink:

The colour stands for romance and compassion. But, when it comes to this festival, the colour red symbolises Lord Durga, who is dressed in a blood-red saree, who incites fear and at the same time purity. The colour red also signifies fertility and opulence.



Black is always termed as evil, since it is the darkest shade. However, in terms of this festival, the colour black represents the prevention of evil.


Metallic Colours:

In the recent times, the use of metallic colours during Holi has become a popular trend. Metallic colours are a combination of every colour, and thus this signifies that we have a part of everything in life.

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Story first published: Wednesday, March 23, 2016, 16:00 [IST]
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