Holi - Festival of Colours at Krishna Eco Farm
May 20, 2017 / 02:00pm - May 20, 2017 / 09:30pm
Event: Holi - Festival of Colours @ Krishna Eco-Farm
Intoxication-free, family friendly charity fundraiser
Organisers: Jointly organised by the Krishna Eco Farm, Glasgow University KC Soc & the Edinburgh International Centre for Spirituality and Peace, EICSP, Scottish Charity, SC038996
Location: Krishna Eco Farm, Karuna Bhavan, Bankhouse Road, Lesmahagow, ML11 0HQ
Date: Saturday, 20th May, 2017
6pm-9.30pm - afterparty around bonfire with Fire Spinning & Music
Programme: Colours, Yoga, Meditation, Music, Drums, Guitars, Dance, Henna Tattoos, Joy, Bonfire, Vegan Meal
Admission: £5 (kids 12 & under go free)
Buy ticket at: http://www.jumblebee.co.uk/holi
Travel directions: https://goo.gl/qF4Kgq
Holi Important Info & FAQ: https://goo.gl/Vfqoju
We are delighted to invite you the "Holi - Festival of Colours" at Krishna Eco Farm. There will be Colours, Yoga, Henna, Music, Dance, Fun, Meditation, Vegan Meal, Bonfire, Fire Spinning, Workshops, etc. This could be the most colourful day of your life!
In India, Holi announces the arrival of spring and the passing of winter. The festival breathes an atmosphere of social merriment. People bury their hatchets with a warm embrace and throw their worries to the wind. Every nook and corner presents a colourful sight. Young and old alike are covered with colours (red, green, yellow, blue, black and silver). People in small groups are seen singing, dancing and throwing colours on each other.
The colour, noise and entertainment that accompanies the celebration of Holi bears witness to a feeling of oneness and sense of brotherhood. The festival brings home the lesson of spiritual and social harmony!!
History of the Festival
Holi has long traditional links with several legends. According to one popular legend, the word Holi is derived from the demoness, Holika. She was the sister of Hiranya Kashipu (the name meaning love of gold and a soft bed), a demon king, who having defeated the gods, proclaimed his supremacy over everyone else in the Universe. Enraged over his son’s ardent devotion to Lord Vishnu, Hiranya Kashipu decides to punish him. He takes the help of his sister, Holika, who is immune to any damage from fire. Holika carries the small boy Prahlad into the fire but a divine intervention destroys her and saves Prahlad from getting burned. Thus Holi is celebrated to mark the burning of the evil Holika. Her effigy is consumed in the fire!
Holi is celebrated with special importance in the North of India. It solemnizes the love of Radha and Krishna. The spraying of coloured powders recalls the love sport of Lord Krishna and His devotees.!
Looking forward to seeing you!
Krishna Eco Farm
Lesmahagow, United Kingdom, Bankhouse Road, ML11 0HQ