The Nepalese Shepparton Community will celebrate Holi – the Hindu Festival of Colours – at the Kialla Scout Hall on Sunday, 13 March, from 3pm – 8:30pm.
Holi Legend based on Krishna and Radha
Holi is also associated with the evergreen love of Krishna and Radha. Krishna was jealous of Radha’s fair color and asked mother Yashoda for the reason for Radha’s fair color. Yashoda jokingly said if you are so jealous change her complexion by smearing color. Naughty young Krishna was waiting for an idea for a prank and did exactly as his mother suggested.
For Krishna devotees, the festival is spread over two weeks. The most important events are held at Brindavan, Mathura, Barsnar and Nandgaon.
Holi Story based on Kamdev and Lord Shiva
Another important Holi legend is associated with Kamdeva, the god of love. After the death of Sati, Lord Shiva took to severe meditation. Sati took rebirth as Parvati and tried to impress Lord Shiva. When her feminine charms failed, she took the help of Kamdeva. Not knowing the seriousness of Lord Shiva’s meditation, Kamdev used his arrow of love on Shiva. The infuriated Shiva opened his third eye and turned poor Kamdeva into ashes. This happened on the Holi day.
Holi Festival in Nepal
Holi, also known to the world as the “Festival of Colors” or “Festival of Love,” is one of Nepal’s most auspicious Hindu festivals. It manifests the victory of good over evil and celebrates the divine love of Radha and Krishna.
The two-day Hindu festival originated and is primarily celebrated in the Indian subcontinent. It is held during the full moon day in the Hindu calendar month of Falgun (March). Hence, the celebration of the Holi Festival in Nepal marks the end of the winter and the arrival of spring.
Program: Holi by Nepalese Shepparton Community
Date: Sunday 13 March from 3:00pm
Location: Kialla Scout Hall, Recreation Drive, Kialla
Bookings: Online at Eventbrite