Holi 2021: Check out the meanings behind 5 colours of this festival
New Delhi | Jagran Lifestyle Desk: Holi is here and just like you we are also excited about this festival of colours. However, this time Holi celebration will look a little different, all thanks to coronavirus. Due to the massive surge in covid19 cases, there is s a restriction on large gathering. But, you can still play Holi with your family members at home. Every year, we celebrate this festival by smearing colours but have you ever wondered the meaning behind the colours? Yes, it is true! All Holi colours have a hidden significance. Take a look to know what are they.
Red is the colour which is used the most while playing Holi. As per traditional beliefs, this colour is considered auspicious for pleasing gods. Also, red signifies weddings, love, fertility and you'll often see married Hindu women dressed in red and they also put sindoor on their forehead which is of red colour.
Blue is Lord Krishna's colour, it signifies his skin to be blue coloured. Usually the portrayal of Lord Krishna is considered to be blue in the popular culture. This is because when he was a child, demons tried to poison him. And Holi is very popular at Sri Krishna Janmbhoomi in Braj. So, blue is one of the prime colours of gulal.
Yellow is considered to be the colour of health, happiness, knowledge and peace. This is also believed to be the colour of Lord Vishnu whose reincarnation is Lord Krishna. According to mythological beliefs, Lord Vishnu used to be fond of yellow and wore clothes only of this colour.
Green represents Lord Ram who is another reincarnation of Lord Vishnu. The colour also depicts greenery, harvest and nature. Apart from red a lot of married women use green colour to dress-up in, mainly green bangles and saree.
Orange or saffron is considered the colour of Hinduism. Also, it is the colour that represents sun and a new day. Popularly it is believed that orange is for new beginnings and forgiveness
Posted By: Sanyukta Baijal