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March 08, 2012

Holi 2012: Colorful Festival

Preparations for the festival Holi this year are well underway. This is the festival of colors and the opportunity for Hindus to celebrate the triumph of good over evil.

Holi is a festival of sharing in which the Hindus of all castes mix to celebrate the arrival of spring. Two areas were targeted by the Mauritius Sanatan Dharma Temples Federation, including Highlands and Lallmatie, for two days of celebrations, 7 and 8 currents. 

Holi, a festival, to moult connotations, celebrated in two phases. Custom: the feast begin after sunset the night before. The Holika Dahan is the beginning of the festival. A fire is lit to commemorate the burning demon Holika. This was the sister of the demon Hiranyakshapu, to whom God gave the gift of invincibility by fire. Under orders from his brother and to destroy his nephew, Prahlad, a devotee of the god Vishnu, Holika is tucked into a fire with it but it was she who was burned alive. 

It is the indispensable part of most of rites. For this year, the Mauritius Sanatan Dharma Temples Federation, in collaboration with the Municipality of Vacoas / Phoenix, will celebrate the introduction to the festival in Highlands. Then, after the religious part which will begin at 8:00 p.m., we will proceed to the end of the competition Chawtal Dhamal inside the football field. This religious singing competition began on Thursday, March 1. 

Five teams various mandirs will contest the final of the country, including two mandirs of Long Mountain, the Daillache Kalimata Nolvedae Kalima Mandir and Mandir, Sharda The Gokula Sabha, the Ramayan Trishakti Kirtan Mandali of Four Sisters, and Belle Terre Yuvaksang. Three prizes are planned, including Rs 20,000, Rs 10,000 and Rs 5000 respectively. Lallmatie side, the Holika Dahan will be at New Market. Federations of various temples Lallmatie participate in religious songs.  

The day after this celebration, the day of games, the Holi Mela. Pitchkaris, balloons, brightly colored powders and various basins of water colored. It is during this festival that all amuse themselves by throwing colors. The colors of Holi are usually those of nature. At Highlands, from 13 hours, this part will be on the football field. Five groups of dancers armed with their cultural cymbals, and Dandia dholok will be waiting for you. Ditto for Lallmatie. 

Mauritius Sanatan Dharma Temples Federation invites the public to these two places where the festival of Holi is celebrated with great pomp. A jovial festival where jet color, balloons, traditional dances and delicious food will be waiting for you ...

 

 

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