Holi is a Festival of colors filled with vibrancy and enthusiasm.
Water filled buckets, Pichkaries full of colorful water and balloons thrown on Holi . These are few moments which are pretty usual for those who have witnessed the enormous three-day event.
However, this festival is highly anticipated and usually impact with adverse wastage of water and usage of chemical colors, which are extracted from Lead Oxide, Copper Sulphate and what not.
Many of our friends on this day plan not to indulge in the physical entice of Holi but they do have other effective ways to celebrate this auspicious Fest with bliss and safety.
Here are the ways in which you can make this event eclectic yet healthy indelible saga.
EXPLORING THE ARTISTRY OF COLOR MAKING
You can try your hand this time in making your own colors which are not even unique but will definitely give a different memoir for this event which is safe yet conventional.
Mixing turmeric with Chana powder or marigold mixed with boiled Tesu flowers will give you yellow, although try soaking pomegranate peels overnight for liquid yellow or may be slicing a beetroot for countless hours might provide you striking pink, similarly henna can be dried to make orange.
ELEVATING SPIRITS THROUGH MUSIC
Every Holi will definitely feel incomplete without a grooving on the desi Nagada and dhol beats or dancing at a high pitched Dj.
These are the kind of elements which let you feel cherished and might take you on long jamming session and you might end up grooving for endless hours because who knows the effect of bhang pakora is when going to break the beats down.
DISCOVERING THE TEMPTING DELICACIES
Holi gives us a chance to savour numerous delicacies like Dahi Vada, Rava and mawa ensemble to make gujiyas, pooran polis, gulab jamun and the bhang pakoras.
Bhang and its inclusion in every dish is what make it the special ingredient for the day. You can try your hand at making gujiyas if you’re an embroil chef of your daily life.
One should at least try his/her hand at making bhang pakora but only if you have the enough spirit to trip till the last drop. You may drink bhang thandai or make a special dinner for your loved one.
THE ART EFFECT OF THE DAY
If you seriously want to awaken the wandering spirit of your soul, then you should definitely try your hand in Rangoli Making or Mandana (regional name for designs and rangolis)
It will not only release your trapped emotions but will also give you a chance to understand the depth of the designs aligned for a purpose. Another way is trying your hand at Card making and sending it to your closed ones.
PLAY WITH PETALS
If you really don’t want to miss a chance to play Holi.
Here is another way of enjoying the extravaganza by using flowers instead of colors. It’s an old tradition to play with flowers from Vrindavan, Mathura, Barsana to Bikaner and Pushkar people still prefer playing Holi with flowers.
WANDERLUST TO EXPLORE THE CULTURAL VIBRANCY
If you are really planning to explore the various traditions of celebrating Holi in India, then you should definitely visit Mathura, Bikaner or Vrindavan.
In few places people play Holi when men get beaten by women in Vrindavan and other arenas of northern India. It’s a picturesque moment to capture.