Monday, March 24, 2008


Holi, also called the Festival of Colours, is a popular Hindu spring festival observed in India and Nepal (and Kajang).

On the first day bonfires are lit at night to signify burning the demoness Holika, Hiranyakashipu's sister.

On the second day, known as Dhulhendi, people spend the day throwing colored powder and water at each other. The spring season, during which the weather changes, is believed to cause viral fever and cold. Thus, the playful throwing of the colored powders has a medicinal significance: the colors are traditionally made of Neem, Kumkum, Haldi, Bilva, and other medicinal herbs prescribed by Āyurvedic doctors.

So Holi came to Kajang and as you can see Seb, Sid, Mummy and their Nana had a ball. In fact it was Meenu and Ranjan that ensured that the Indian side of their culture came to town. Meenu Masi sent all the coloured packets and water pistols from India just so the boys could embrace their cultural roots (or was it to see the look on Shilpa's face when they went berserk and made a mess to end all messes)?

(Click on the photos to enlarge in hi-res)

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