Posted: 10 May 2011 at 4:56am | IP Logged
commonly kesar means saffron colour but in in rajasthani central and gujarati culture this word has particular significance its signifies the sindorri colour thats put on indian goddess and indian women if u have visited rural india u must have noticed that rural women put an orange sindoor (vermillion ) thts y its very scared ...this coulor also means beautiful ecstatic ...this colour is a symbol of lord krishna' love...so basically gulaal is colour of holi thats means all colour and kesar is the most scared and beautiful colour...
and one more thing in ancient culture ppl use to celebrate vasant panchami a festival thats used to come in vasant season ( spring season ) probably started in vrindavan ( lord krishna use to play )and they use to play with one colour ...i.e. kesar rang and everybody use to dress up in that colour also ... i hope we got the connection
Edited by arti07 - 10 May 2011 at 6:37am