This is the mythological story about Indian festival Holi.
Holi is the festival of colour, which is celebrated in the month of Feb – march (Phalguna).
People celebrate Holi with colours and do bonfire.
According to the legend, once there lived a powerful demon king Hiranyakashyap, who considered himself a god and wanted everyone to worship him.
But to his disappointment, his son Prahlad was an ardent devotee of Lord Vishnu,
Hiranyakashyap asked Prahlad to stop praying Lord Vishnu. But Prahlad was a great devotee he refused to worship his father.
At last Hiranyakashyap planned to kill his own son.
Hiranyakashyap had one sister, her name was Holika. She had a boon to remain unscathed by fire.
Hiranyakashyap asked his sister to enter a blazing fire with Prahalad in her lap. Holika agreed to him and she took Prahalad in her lap and entered the fire.
Prahalad chanted the Lord Vishnu name and came out of the blaze unscathed, but the Holika was burnt to ashes, her boon turned to evil for her.
Lord Vishnu saved his ardent devotee Prahalad.
This festival marks the victory of good over evil.
Thus the name of the festival came from the burning of Holika…. Holi Hai … 🙂 🙂