Lively celebration of Holi colors at
Atlanta Vedic Temple
Holi, the festival of joy and colors, was once again this year,
celebrated with an envious zeal on 19th and 20th March at
Atlanta Vedic Temple by all devotees and their large friend
circles. This festival reminds us every year that the Truth Wins
and the Untruth Always Fails in the final Agni (fire) test. It
also tells us to Forgive and Forget the Differences and Accept
and Enjoy the Virtues of each other.
On the first day, the 150+ crowd enjoyed performing Holi-dahan
(burning) with all the righteous rituals, in which they enacted
the legendary defeat of Holika-the-evil and victory of her
brother Prahalad-the-embodiment of Truth on God, soul and
Prakriti (nature). After this scene, the crowd moved indoor to
enjoy the Happy Holi’s cultural dance, music & drama. The young
artists of Arya Vir Dal, as usual shined in entertaining the
audience. The night ended with a party on sumptuous food.
The next day, after performing the morning Dev-Yajna (a prayer
to God to stimulate wisdom & bless qualities of selfless Devtaas),
the crowd jumped into the fun of colors, where each color
represents a virtue. Forgetting their age, beliefs and
backgrounds, everyone soaked the other with colors (dry and
wet), hugged and wished each other a Happy Holi. Then they
picnicked in the beautiful spring-season-sunlight, with
delicious food including Thandai and sweets – all courtesy of
the temple’s devoted & tireless volunteers.
Now tired, they all left with prayers in their heart – wishing
that "May this Humanity of Love, Respect, Care and
Friendship,visible today, live in them every day of the year".
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