Holi Festival in Shepparton

Holi - Festival of coloursThe 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, the Hindu spring festival, is celebrated on the full moon day in the month of Phalguna (February – March). In 2022, Holi date is March 18. Holika Dahan, also known as Choti Holi, date in 2022 is March 17. Talk about Holi and the first thing that comes to mind is the throwing of colored water and colored powder on one another. Holi festival is largely associated with Lord Krishna and it said that in his childhood and teenage, Krishna played Holi with Gopas and Gopis in Brindavan.

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 - Festival of colours

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.

 

Lord Shiva flays Kamdev

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.

Event Details:

Program: Holi by Nepalese Shepparton Community
Date: Sunday 13 March from 3:00pm
Location: Kialla Scout Hall, Recreation Drive, Kialla
Cost: Free
Bookings: Online at Eventbrite

 

Holi Festival in Shepparton

 

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