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NPTV wishes its Hindu viewers a Happy Holi

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KARACHI: Members of the Hindu community all over the world are observing two-day-long Holi (Festival of Color) marking the arrival of spring, celebrating fertility, love, and triumph of good over evil.

Since Holi is celebrated following the lunar calendar, its dates change year on year. Holi has been mentioned in classic literature. For instance, 4th-century poetry as well as prose like Ratnaval (a 7th-century play).

Holi is an event that has two parts: First day it is observed as Holika Dahan and second day it is celebrated as Rangwali Holi.

Holika Dahan: According to Hindu scriptures god Vishnu helped burn the devil Holika to death. Hence a symbolic pyre is ignited on the first day of Holi symbolically signifying the triumph of good over evil.

Rangwali Holi: It is celebrated the next morning. People, drenched in water, throw gulal (colored powder) on each other.


M M Alam

M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.

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