Once upon a time, there was an arrogant king called Hiranakashyapa, who resented his son Prahalad for worshipping Lord Vishnu. In his bid to stop his son, he tried to kill him several times but failed in his efforts. Finally, he took the help of his sister Holika, who was immune to burning because of the boon given to her by Lord Shiva.
Holika sat in the fire with Prahalad in her lap. The result was that while Holika burned to a crisp, Prahalad came out of the fire unhurt. This is the reason why huge bonfires are burnt on the eve of Holi all over the country. This also symbolizes the end of evil and the victory of good - hence the colours.
The festival is associated with colours, food, fun and above all brotherhood, as people forget their past grudges on this day and move on. Here's how your Holi is going to be according to your zodiac sign!
Aries would be the first ones to start the festivities of Holi. They will be the one's screaming `Holi hai!' and invite everyone to join them. As it is, they love to lead groups. So, on Holi as well, they won't miss the chance to form a group and lead their friends through all the festivities.
These people may use this holiday in an organized manner, by starting their celebrations a little late. However, they love to play Holi with everyone very gracefully and use different colours. They may have more members of the opposite sex in their friend circles who may love to accompany them on this day. They will also get other pending work done on this day and finish their to-do list.
In all likelihood, the Gemini may have more than one plan for the day as they usually have many have different groups. It is also possible that their groups have a large number of members of the opposite-sex. They would love to use different colours, and their choice of colours would also be noticeable. However, what they like the most is getting their shirt or T-Shirt coloured with different shades. They will also be the life of the party - dancing, singing and possibly even playing games with everyone.
These couch potatoes would love to invite everyone at home and may have party arrangements done well in advance. They love to play Holi more with coloured water than with plain, dry coloured powder. They would make the best host for the day and offer delicious food that everyone will remember.
The charming and fun-loving Leos may have more than one invitation for the day. They may take their decision after weighing all the pros and cons of joining a particular party. They will not like to play Holi for the entire day but you may find them watching some movie on that day, in all probabilities, with a dash of colour still on their faces.
The disciplined Virgo may have a perfectly planned day. It is highly likely that they will meet some old friends, acquaintances, who they haven't met for a long time. The Virgo will take this opportunity to refresh some old relationships. As far as playing with colours is concerned, these cautious beings will not use very harsh colours and will ensure that the colours do not irritate their skin.
The Libra may need to find some proper company to play Holi. However, they do get along well with any group. They will be able to have true fun on this day. If you have a Libra around, you will surely have also some peppy numbers playing at the party. And there will be a lot of dancing and traditional fun.
Scorpios love to play Holi, but since they love to be in their comfort zone, you will have to make some efforts to pull them out of their zone. Once they watch people playing Holi, they won't be able to resist. It may actually depend on their mood, whether they play Holi or not. They would love to sit in the company of their partner – instead of playing Holi.
Extroverted and enthusiastic, Sagittarians love to celebrate Holi with a lot of colours and with people from various cultural backgrounds. They may be playing folk songs while everyone plays Holi. If someone is not convinced to play Holi, ask a Sagittarius to convince him. The Sagittarius will make sure to drag them out too.
Capricorns may play Holi for a while and then quickly wash off as they do not like to be untidy for a long time. However, they do have large hearts to treat everyone very delightfully and will take part in the festivities along with their friends and family.
The Aquarius may have many friends and many groups, too. So instead of staying home and enjoying the holiday all alone, they will play Holi with a lot of colours and be a part of a large, enthusiastic group. In fact, they would not mind travelling far just to enjoy Holi. Whatever they will do, they will ensure to make the best use of this holiday.
Pisces will make sure to take dips in water filled with different colours on this day. If they invite people to their house, they will happily give colours to the invitees and will not mind keeping very less for themselves as they are giving and believe in pleasing the people. They can be very sweet hosts and will treat their guests with love and warmth.
Is this how you think you will spend your Holi? Hopefully, this festival of colours brings you a lot of joy and entertainment.