Holi, a Krishna celebration of color, began in
The Legend Behind the Festival
According to legend, the word Holi came from the demoness Holika, a sister of the demon king Hiranya Kashipu (meaning love of gold and a soft bed), who had proclaimed his supremacy over the Universe. The king, angry over his son's devotion to Lord Vishnu, decides to punish his son and has Holika carry the son, Prahlad, into the fire; but divine intervention prevails and destroys Holika, saving Prahlad. Therefore, Holi is a celebration to mark the burning of the evil Holika.
Take a moment and see what this colorful tradition looks like for yourself!
What We Witnessed at the Los Angeles Holi. Festival of Colors
See the 2012 Holi. Festival of Colors
Videos courtesy the organizers at Holi. Festival of Colours