Rishikesh Yoga Retreats Wishing you and your family a very bright, colorful and joyful holi With love and best wishes
Holi, a traditional Hindu festival which celebrates the beginning of spring as well as the triumph of good over evil, begins today. Hiranya Kashipu as the symbol of Rajasic personality as demonic characteristics like Proud, Ego was the king. This proud king wanted his name should be pray by all.
The common man does not have freedom to pray, suppressing their emotions under such leadership and were depending on the unseen force, God.
This intense pain in the world creates the natural change that is incarnation of God on to the earth in human form.
Now God take birth in Hiranya kashipu home as his own son by name “Prahallad”. This child was been a yogi from childhood with all Ashtanga yoga in his life. He never lost the everyday chanting like “Om Namo Naaraayanaaya”. The intense chanting with full of dedication while performing actions was the tool he carry.
By seeing that devotion, king was trying to harm his own son (demonic decision) which can make the ordinary people to pray Hiranya Kashipu.
But in every attempt, Hiranya Kashipu failed to kill his own son, because Prahallad was never lost the devotion in his actions, thoughts and oneness with that God. At the later intense situation, that unseen force which is human body with animal head comes and kills Hiranya Kashipu. This event improved the faith in people that “God is there and he helps devotees at their peak pain” and he can destroy the emotional suppressions. Now the people celebrate this winning of Good over Evil as day of colors. The colors resemble the openness of emotional suppression. This is the realization day, auspicious day or Holy day.
Moral: Bhakti Yoga or Devotion is the combination of dedication, non-attachment and content at all times.