Sunday, March 20, 2011

FNSI and Happy Holi!

FNIS was a success this week!!! YAY!!! I finished the quilt I was making for the Modern Relief Japan... But since I'm also writing a pattern for the same, I'll have to wait to show you the quilt... :)

On another front We celebrated Holi yesterday!
Wish all of you a Happy & Colorful Holi!

Holi is celebrated in many different ways in India... 

"Holi, or Holli (Hindiहोली), is a spring religious festival celebrated by Hindus. It is primarily observed in IndiaNepalSri Lanka,[1] and countries with large Indic diaspora populations, such as SurinameMalaysiaGuyanaSouth AfricaTrinidadUnited KingdomUnited States,Mauritius, and Fiji. In West Bengal and Orissa of India it is known as Dolyatra (Doul Jatra) (Bengaliদোলযাত্রা), or Basanta-Utsav ("spring festival")(Bengaliবসন্তোৎসব), . The most celebrated Holi is that of the Braj region, in locations connected to the god KrishnaMathura,VrindavanNandagaon, and Barsana. These places have become tourist destinations during the festive season of Holi, which lasts here to up to sixteen days.[2]

The main day, Holi, also known as Dhuli Vandana in Sanskrit, also DhulhetiDhulandi orDhulendi, is celebrated by people throwing coloured powder and coloured water at each other. Bonfires are lit the day before, also known as Holika Dahan (burning of Holika) or Chhoti Holi(little Holi). The bonfires are lit in memory of the miraculous escape that young Prahlad accomplished when Demoness Holika, sister of Hiranyakashipu, carried him into the fire. Holika was burnt but Prahlad, a staunch devotee of god Vishnu, escaped without any injuries due to his unshakable devotion. Holika Dahan is referred to as Kama Dahanam in South India. " ~ Wikipedia

We in Maharashtra only light bonfires, we donot play colors on Holi, we play it on the fifth day after Holi which is called Rang Panchami...

This is what people look like when they play holi... 

No, thats not me... LOL... But even if it was you would not have known...


Have a colorful weekend, you all!


  1. Holi looks like so much fun! I love the posts you do about things where you live.

  2. This was very interesting, thank you for posting about it!

  3. Thats one colourful post! ::)

    Happy holi! (belated)

  4. Was wondering what you use for batting. Do you get quilt batting locally?


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