HOLI FESTIVAL, JAIPUR
Holi, also known as the Festival of Colours, is a well-known and important Hindu festival. The day also celebrates Vishnu's victory over Hiranyakashipu in his role as Narasimha Narayana, signifying the victory of good over evil. The night before Holi, a ritual known as Holika Dahan (burning of Holika) or Little Holi involves lighting bonfires. People sing and dance while gathered around fireplaces. Holi, often referred to as Dhuli in Sanskrit, or Dhulheti, Dhulandi, or Dhulendi, is celebrated the next day.
Hola Mohalla Festival, ANANTPUR A three-days festival known as Hola Mohalla, or simply Hola, usually takes place in March. It occurs on the second day of the lunar month of Chett, typically the day after the Hindu spring festival of Holi, though occasionally it falls on the same day. The Hola Mohalla is an important festival for Sikhs all around the world. Anandpur Sahib has a three-day festival during Holi and Hola, but attendees stay there for a week while camping out, taking in various exhibitions of courage and fighting skill, and listening to kirtan, music, and poetry.