Bhubaneswar, 11/03/2017 ( Odisha Samachar / Abhisek Mohanty )-: With just a day left for Holi celebrations, full swing preparations are on by city residents to get themselves drench in colours on Monday.
“While Holi is a festival of joy, the colour used in the celebration are often full of harmful chemicals that can impair our skin. I have planned to celebrate Holi with eco-friendly and skin-friendly colours this time. Everyone should promote playing safe and dry Holi, because the need of hour is to save water”, says Deepika, a student.
According to a Baidhar Rout, a seller, “We have different types of colours, abirs, gulals, pichkaris and water guns. At the same time, we are also making people aware about the chemicals used in the colours that may affect their skin.”
Holi is a traditional Hindu festival celebrated in the memory of Prahllad, who was a great devotee of God. His father Hiranyakashyap hated God and those who worshiped God. He adopted several ways to kill his son, but God saved him. Finally, Hiranyakashyap asked his sister Holika to take Prahllad in her lap and a fire would be burnt around her. After which, Holika died but Prahlad still survived.