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Hosanna Goldie
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Posted: 20 March 2008 at 1:06am | IP Logged
Ambi thank you for holi greetings!
Tell this stupid thozhi (that's me)
Someone bright below the meaning of holi

Edited by Hosanna - 21 March 2008 at 2:21am
jasunap IF-Sizzlerz
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Posted: 25 March 2008 at 2:44am | IP Logged
my pleasure to tell you about holi

tho i am not the brightest

here is a small write up for you.

Holi is the Hindu festival that welcomes the Spring and celebrates the new life and energy of the season. Although Holi has religious roots, not much religious activity is involved in its celebration.
Holi is the most energetic Indian festival, filled with fun and good humour; even the strict rules of separation between castes are abandoned.

Holi is also called 'The Festival of Colours', and people celebrate the festival by smearing each other with paint, and throwing coloured powder and dye around in an atmosphere of great good humour.

Holi in Brief

    * A spring festival, usually celebrated in March
    * Holi also celebrates Krishna, and the legend of Holika and Prahalad
    * Holi is particularly celebrated in North India
    * Although Holi has religious roots there are few religious things to do
    * Distinctions of caste, class, age, and gender are suspended during Holi
    * A very exuberant festival, with dancing, singing, and throwing of gulal
    * Holi features gender rivalry, with contests between men and women, and public flirting
    * Bonfires are lit during Holi, and food offerings are roasted
    * The festival is officially celebrated on the day after full moon during the month of Phalunga, which falls in February-March.

During the evening of the full moon, bonfires are lit in the streets.

These bonfires not only purify the air of evil spirits, but mark the story of Holika and Prahalad.
Hosanna Goldie
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Posted: 25 March 2008 at 3:10am | IP Logged
Jas,Thanks a zillion for the Holi story
to enlighten the few like me
Will Prahalad or Holika below please unfurl your story?
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jasunap
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Posted: 25 March 2008 at 3:20am | IP Logged
GOSH HO. IT IS YOU KNOW WHO AGAIN! OKIE HERE GOES THE LEGEND OG HOLI

sorry about the caps. mishtake...too lazy to retype LOL

Holika was a female demon, and the sister of Hiranyakashyap, the demon king. Hiranyakashyap considered himself ruler of the Universe, and higher than all the gods.

Prahalad was the king's son. His father hated him because Prahalad was a faithful devotee of the god Vishnu.

One day the king asked him "Who is the greatest, God or I?"

"God is," said the son, "you are only a king."

The king was furious and decided to murder his son.

But the king's attempts at murder didn't work too well. Prahalad survived being thrown over a cliff, being trampled by elephants, bitten by snakes, and attacked by soldiers.

So the king asked his sister, Holika, to kill the boy.

Holika seized Prahalad and sat in the middle of a fire with the boy on her lap.

Holika had been given a magic power by the gods that made her immune to fire, so she thought this was a pretty good plan, and Prahalad would burn to death while she remained cool.

But it's never wise to take gods' gifts for granted! Because Holika was using her gift to do something evil, her power vanished and she was burned to ashes. Prahalad stayed true to his God, Vishnu, and sat praying in the lap of his demon aunt. Vishnu protected him, and Prahalad survived.

Shortly afterwards, Vishnu killed King Hiranyakashyap and Prahad ruled as a wise king in his father's place.
Hosanna Goldie
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Posted: 26 March 2008 at 3:44am | IP Logged
Wow what a great legend, thanks Jas
Now that i am satisfied
Will someone below please take Jas for coffee...
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Posted: 26 March 2008 at 4:42am | IP Logged
come on jas,i'll take u 2 starbucks
i'm having headache,need 2 sleep
can someone sing lullaby 4 me!!!

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Posted: 26 March 2008 at 6:55am | IP Logged
arraaro aariraaro for you ambi

obedient me in the middle

starry eyed starbuck is what i am looking for
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Posted: 26 March 2008 at 8:34pm | IP Logged
Coffee addict above me

Me too addict to coffee Big smile

Whoelse coming with us for kaapy?

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