The Colors of Holi

It is also a celebration of triumph of good over evil . It is the legend of Hiranyakashipur, Blind with high ambition for absolute and ultimate power so that he could be worshipped as a God. However, his own son, little Prahalad, an ardent devotee of lord Vishnu, refuses to obey his father. Prahalad's complete allegence to lord Vishnu (one of the supreme troika maneuvering the life and death in the universe, as believed in the Hindu mythology) enraged the king, and he decided to punish his son .He asked Holika, his sister, for help. As Holika was immune to fire, the king asked Holika to sit at the center of a flaming pyre with Prahalad in her lap. The intention was that Prahalad will be devoured by the fire. Accordingly, the fire was lit and Holika entered into it, with Prahalad, yet Prahalad emerged unscathed by the fire while Holika was burned to ashes.